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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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My uperarm muscles are aching constantly my left arm ive had rotator cuff surgery turned in ti frozen shoulder over a year but still hurts?

My uperarm muscles are aching constantly my left arm ive had rotator cuff surgery turned in ti frozen shoulder over a year but still hurts?

Ortho evaluation now: Chronic pain after rotator cuff surgery manifested by frozen shoulder (adhesive capsulitis) can happen, especially in women between 35-60. If appropriate nonoperative management has failed to help for a year, you may need further surgery. Seek evaluation by a sports medicine trained orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in shoulder injuries. Advanced imaging (MR arthrogram) may be indicated. ...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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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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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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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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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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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


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