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Doctor insights on: Exercises To Strengthen The Rotator Cuff Muscles In The Shoulder

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Would pushups helo strenthen my shoulder muscles around the rotator cuff?

Would pushups helo strenthen my shoulder muscles around the rotator cuff?

Suggestion: Assuming that you suffer from anterior dislocations, where the humeral head moves out the front of the socket, I would recommend you look at the thrower's 10 program. Concentrate on the exercises for shoulder... If you are doing to do push-ups avoid going deeper than 90 degrees at the elbow since this will put your shoulder in a vulnerable position for dislocation. Avoid tricep dips for sure! ...Read more

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Can a dexamethasone injection in the gluteus muscle for rotator cuff injury make shoulder pain worse?

Can a dexamethasone injection in the gluteus muscle for rotator cuff injury make shoulder pain worse?

Gluteal injection: I have heard this scenario from patients multiple times and I must admit - I don't understand the rationale of the treatment. If your MD/DO wishes to treat your injury with "systemic" steroids - meaning it goes all around your body it should be done with pills - a medrol pak. An injection into the muscle typically stays right where you put it - the muscle. So the injection did not make it worse ...Read more

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Can a torn rotator cuff muscle result in aching in the shoulder and arm without any real restrictions in movement?

Can a torn rotator cuff muscle result in aching in the shoulder and arm without any real restrictions in movement?

Not likely: A torn rotator cuff can definitely cause pain in the shoulder and arm, but the vast majority of the time the pain will be worse with motions like lifting your head over your arm or reaching behind your back. If you have absolutely no increased pain when you move your arm, it does bring the diagnosis into question. A pinched nerve in the neck can cause shoulder that is not worse with motion. ...Read more

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Have shoulder stiffness not sure if muscle related or rotator cuff tear. What doctor should I see? Working with massage therapist now.

Have shoulder stiffness not sure if muscle related or rotator cuff tear. What doctor should I see? Working with massage therapist now.

X ray: X ray may show hypertrophy of a-c joint. Mri will show if such arthritis has injured one of the 4 rotator ligaments. So any doctor that could prescribe those. ...Read more

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What are good exercises to strengthen rotator cuff muscles?

What are good exercises to strengthen rotator cuff muscles?

Resistence: The main function of the rotator cuff muscles are to stabilize the shoulder, so it is not easy to replicate this with exercises. However, we tend to emphasize high repetition, low resistance "external rotation" sets with the shoulder down at your side. This limits damage to the muscles while exercising them. Incorporating shoulder blade (scapular) exercises also help. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are good exercises to heal and strengthen rotator cuff muscles?

Could you tell me what are good exercises to heal and strengthen rotator cuff muscles?

Strengthening: Exercises will not "heal" the torn rotator cuff but can help with the symptoms associated with tendinitis or a tear in some instances. Rotator cuff strengthening with theraband as well as periscapular or shoulder blade muscle strengthening would be helpful. See a therapist for details. ...Read more

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Both arm muscles hurt had rotater cuff on right shoulder but very painfull?

Both arm muscles hurt had rotater cuff on right shoulder but very painfull?

Just answered: I suggest orthopedic surgical consultation and MRI of your neck (cervicial spine) ...Read more

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Can bench pressing help to strengthen the muscles of your rotator cuff?

Can bench pressing help to strengthen the muscles of your rotator cuff?

NO: The bench press primarily helps strengthen the pectoralis major and triceps depending on technique, etc. And rather than helping can put added strain on the shoulder stabilizers including the rotator cuff. As with all other lifts, it is important to do these with perfect form and a spotter if using heavy weights. Learn more here: http://theshouldercenter. Com/rotator-cuff-tear. Htm. ...Read more

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I'm having pain medial to my shoulder blade. Not onset by exercise and no pain when performing rotator cuff motion. What's hurt? How can I stretch it?

I'm having pain medial to my shoulder blade. Not onset by exercise and no pain when performing rotator cuff motion. What's hurt? How can I stretch it?

Varies: There are a number of potential causes of pain in that area and treatment varies based upon the cause. Among the more common causes are a strain to the rhomboid muscles that insert on the medial border of the scapula, the development of a subscapular bursitis, or the development of a thoracic radiculopathy among other possibilities. An exam would likely lead to the correct diagnosis. ...Read more

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What shoulder physical therapy exercise works on a rotator cuff?

What shoulder physical therapy exercise works on a rotator cuff?

Graded program: Pt for rotator cuff problems usually start out with assisted exercises to decrease pain while gradually increasing the exercises to improve painless range of motion. Once painless range of motion has been achieved specific exercises to strengthen the rotatorcuff muscles are started and then finally sports specific exercises depending on what type of sport the person would like to go back to. ...Read more

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Would muscle building exercises help prevent rotator cuff injuries?

Would muscle building exercises help prevent rotator cuff injuries?

Maybe: Some rotator cuff tears are traumatic in nature and can occur despite any preventative measures. The majority are degenerative or overuse injuries, and maintenance of certain shoulder and scapular musculature may help prevent slow underlying damage. In short, it can probably help, but everyone is unique and not all conditions will be preventable. ...Read more

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Severe pain from shoulder down deltoid into bicep. Not rotator cuff. More pain when arm is rotated toward chest. Torn cartilage in other shoulder.??

Get examined!: At age 55 your most common cause for this pain would still be 'impingement' (or bursitis). Labral tears causing this pain are less likely unless associated with the biceps 'anchor' (SLAP) lesions -- but less likely in isolation in your age group.Osteoarthritis can cause pain in this distribution. AC joint arthritis can also cause pain when rotating arm towards chest (adduction). See an ORS! GL! ...Read more

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What are the rotator cuff muscles and which tear most easily?

See below: The rotator cuff involves 4 muscles: the supraspinatus, infraspinatus, teres minor and the subscapularis. The most commonly injured is the supraspinatus. ...Read more

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What are the muscles of the rotator cuff and which one will tear easiest?

Supraspinatus: The muscles are called: supraspinatus, infraspinatus, subscapularis, and teres minor. The frequency that we find tears are in the order listed. It is constantly working to hold the shoulder stable, so is used a higher percentage of time. It is in the worst position when you brace yourself from a fall, so is most at risk. It is therefore the most commonly repaired at surgery. ...Read more

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What could be wrong with my rotator cuff if only nonpitching shoulder hurts?

What could be wrong with my rotator cuff if only nonpitching shoulder hurts?

Possibly not related: It may not be the rotator cuff that's hurting. Pitchers, and throwing athletes can develop pain in the non throwing shoulder for a variety of reasons, and causes. Try some anti-inflmaatory meds and do a home exercise program (http://nycsportsmed. Com/tennis-shoulder-tuned. Html), and if not better, see a sports medicine orthopedist. ...Read more

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Where in the shoulder are shots given for a torn rotator cuff?

Where in the shoulder are shots given for a torn rotator cuff?

Subacromial space: Injections for pain associated with rotator cuff injuries are usually placed in the subacromial space. ...Read more

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Why does my shoulder still hurt a year after rotator cuff surgery?

Why does my shoulder still hurt a year after rotator cuff surgery?

Strength and enduran: Difficult to answer. Rotator cuff repairs take a long time to rehab. Shoulder only will only feel better after the strength and endurance are back near normal. Sometimes this never happens. Some rotator cuff tears have a high rate of retear also. ...Read more

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Rotator Cuff (Definition)

The rotator cuff is a group of four muscles that wrap around the ball of the ball and socket joint f the shoulder. The cuff muscles initiate the movements of internal and external rotation as well as lifting your arm ...Read more