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Resistance Band Exercises For The Rotator Cuff
PT aside, can someone give me a link for resistance band exercises for partial thickness torn rotator cuff including the labrum?
U do need guidance.:
If not instructed by PT U can try by Ur self but B careful. I would Google it & C where it leads.
Caveat emptor! ...Read more
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Can someone give me a link for a good resistance band workout for partial thickness rotator cuff tear including the labrum? A bunch of exercises
Physical therapy: The physician that made this diagnosis can send you to a physical therapist that can direct you in a home program that you can do yourself. It is best to initially get individualized guidance so you can do it on your own. It is important that you stick to a regular exercise program ...Read more
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
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
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
Is there a great site for otheopedic exercises for a torn labrum and rotator cuff? a site that has a variety of exercises I can preform?
Codman's: Best advice for a sore shoulder as it resolves and as return to working out is working on scapular strengthening and codman type cuff exercises (may google it). Keep your hands in your field of view when working out as if can't see them its not healthy for your shoulder in general. Watch the lateral raises as force at shoulder is 4x the weight w/ arm lifted to side. Indyshoulder. Com. ...Read more
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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
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
Absolutely not!: The best exercises to help a strained rotator cuff is shoulder blade and upper back exercises. Scapular retractions (holding the back tips of the shoulder blades together) for 3 sets of 2 minutes at a time will reduce the load on the rotator cuff. It will allow the shoulder to heal much quicker. This is a tip that should be taken up with every patient with a shoulder injury! ...Read more
It depends.: Not all tears are the same size and not all repairs heal att eh same speed. If you have a partial thickness or small full thickness tear you can do some strengthening with light weights, but a full thickness tear, especially a moderate to large repair needs to be protected. Your surgeon should be the one to determine whether you are ready to do weight bearing exercises or not. ...Read more
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
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
Elbow extension.: The tricep extension machines, that you find at health clubs/gyms, are very effective. ...Read more
They can but: You need to get clearance from your surgeon to know if your are ready for that intensive training. ...Read more
Cables: Avoid military press or painful activities keep elbows below shoulders in gym cables trx system are some thoughts more important to heal than exercise reinjury will juat make you weaker not all pain is gain. ...Read more
Rotator cuff exercises, how do I know this will help me? I'm 61yo female with grandkids to pick up and play with!
Refer To answer: You can not reverse the time, and expect to do the same as you were their mother. Every day we will get one day older. As a grand mom your maximum capacity to lift, I do not recommend to be more than 20 -25 lbs, because at this age you are prone to develop neck and back problems. Children are very approachable. Kneel, or sit and then give them hug and kisses ...Read more
What are some exercises or things that can be done after rotator cuff surgery if you fell like the shoulder is freezing?
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
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
6 yes post op rotator cuff, major cracking when I light strengthening exercises. 7 lb mx. Scar tissue? Or should I worry?
Can rotator cuff injury cause back stiffness/soreness? Also after the pain subsides would foam rolling help faster healing along with exercise?
It can: Usually more so around the upper back by the scapula (the floating bone in the upper back) as this is a place shoulder pain can "refer" to. Foam rolling won't necessarily help with a rotator cuff injury in particular but may help reduce some of the increased tone in the surrounding muscles of the upper back, posterior shoulder that may be affected from a shoulder/rotator cuff injury. Best of luck ...Read more
I recently had rotator cuff surgery. I also have chronic neck and back pain. I'm a diabetic and need to exercise. Walking hurts my back and no swimming?
Start simple: Starting simple is the key. Although walking may hurt your back, you have to start simple and build up to longer and longer walks. It will strengthen your back and help with fitness and make you feel better. Swimming is dependent on what your surgeon tells you. Usually 2 weeks is a time we tell our patients before swimming, but you need to check with your surgeon who can guide your activity best. ...Read more
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
When you work: Out avoid overhead exercises and exercises that keep your arm internally rotated and abducted ie the painful arc of impingement. Keep your weight and resistance lower than usual. Exercises for internal and external roaring with very very light weights to strengthen the unaffected parts of the rot cuff and stabilize the shoulder will help ask a trainer or therapist to guide you. ...Read more
Depends: It really depends on the size and pattern of tear and the cause. Alot of tears are degenerative and age related. Most patients with these will present with pain with overhead motion. Don't necessarily lose ability to lift arm. Large sudden traumatic tears following a fall are often times associated with severe pain and weakness with lateral arm raise or unable to lift arm at all. ...Read more
Rotator cuff repair: There are probably too many factors to consider here. At your age, the chances if having a full rotator cuff tear is less common, but if it has occurred, we would recommend an arthroscopic rotator cuff repair. A rotator cuff typically tears at the tendon close to where it meets the bone, and cannot heal on its own. Certainly you should be seen by a specialist and evaluated fully! ...Read more
Rotator cuff: Pathology indicates an abnormality which in the rotator cuff usually indicates a spectrum. First there is inflammation of the bursa and tendons of the rotator cuff, this leads into partial tearing of a percentage of some of the tendon fibres. Which if they don't heal weakens the remaining tendon structure which then further tears until complete separation occurs. ...Read more