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Exercise for rotator cuff pain?

Exercise for rotator cuff pain?

Strengthening.: Internal and external rotator strengthening, as well as overall shoulder strengthening, should help. ...Read more

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Dr. Barbara Lavi
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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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What are some easy rotator cuff exercises?

What are some easy rotator cuff exercises?

Codman's: Google codmans exercises. Agree, light resistance band. Would also complement with parascapular strengthening with rows, shrugs, pulldowns and scapular contractions exercises. ...Read more

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What exercises strengthen the rotator cuff area?

What exercises strengthen the rotator cuff area?

There are several: The rotator cuff is a series of four muscle tendon units working on the ball portion of the shoulder. The rotator cuff works hand in hand with the shoulder blade or scapular muscles. You do not need a lot of resistance working these muscles. You can use the rubber bands, light dumbells (reps of 15) or cables at the gym. Also focus on your core by bringing "belly button to spine.". ...Read more

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What are good exercises to do to strengthen the rotator cuff?

Combination: If no pain can work on internal and external rotation exercises with a band. Also can do scapular retraction exercises. When those are easy can advance to some flexion and abduction exercises with light resistance. ...Read more

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What exercise can you do to strengthen your rotator cuff area?

Rotator cuff: Rehab exercises can easily be found with a google search. There are many good ones: rotator cuff rehab exercises. ...Read more

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Can you please recommend some effective rotator cuff exercises?

Can you please recommend some effective rotator cuff exercises?

Rotator cuff: In general, the rotator cuff aids in 5 movements: forward flexion, abduction, extension, internal rotation, external rotation. Resist each of these movements with bands or weights or pulleys for a thorough work out of the rotator cuff. Isometrics (resistance without movement) can also be of benefit. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are good exercises to strengthen the rotator cuff?

Exercises: Do a google search for "rotator cuff exercises" and select images and you'll see many pages of exercises. In general terms, you'll want to work on external/internal rotation as well as flexion/extension and abduction of the shoulder. ...Read more

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Can you tell me some good exercises to do to strengthen all four components of the rotator cuff?

Rehab : There are many exercises for the rotator cuff. Many can be found with a simple google search: rotator cuff rehab exercises. www.oano.com. ...Read more

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What are some exercises / stretches to help the pain of a torn rotator cuff?

See a therapist for : Rotator cuff strengthening exercises and periscapular strengthening exercises. This just means the other muscles around the shoulder. Hi repetition, low weight exercises to build endurance are best. ...Read more

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Are labrum and rotator cuff exercises the same? Would I be strengthening both by just doing rotator exercises? 

Different...same: The labrum is a piece of connective tissue that olds the humerus (arm bone) into the shoulder. This cannot be fixed with exercise...If it needs repaired it would require surgery. However, strengthening the rotator cuff mucles does stabilize the shoulder, which is sometimes enough to avoid surgery. ...Read more

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