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Doctor insights on: Scapula Exercises

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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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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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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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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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Will bench press exercises help in pushups and also rotator cuff surgery?

Will bench press exercises help in pushups and also rotator cuff surgery?

They can but: You need to get clearance from your surgeon to know if your are ready for that intensive training. ...Read more

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Do hamstring stretch exercises help back pain?

Do hamstring stretch exercises help back pain?

Frequently: The hamstring muscles insert directly on the bottom of the pelvis called the ischial tuberosities. The degree of hamstring tightness directly influences the curve of the lower lumbar spine. Tight hamstrings flatten out the normal curvature which tends to cause poor weight bearing characteristics in the lumbar spine. Stretching the hamstrings is an important part of back exercises. ...Read more

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Will neck stretching exercises actually work?

Will neck stretching exercises actually work?

Absolutely: Movement and stretching is very useful to help disorders of the neck and spine. ...Read more

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Which exercises could reduce shoulder pain during bench pressing?

Which exercises could reduce shoulder pain during bench pressing?

Shoulder pain: While weightlifting could be from the acromioclavicular joint, the rotator cuff, the glenohumeral joint or a combination of all three. First proper mechanics are needed. Second one must make certain that there not any underlying issues. Finally often reducing the weight helps. And spending some time strengthening the smaller muscles of the shoulder girdle such as building up rotators and the biceps and triceps and the trapezius. ...Read more

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Sore iliacus muscle (hip flexor muscle)?

Sore iliacus muscle (hip flexor muscle)?

Stretch.: Hip flexors get tight from sitting. A great hip stretch is the yoga pose "warrior 1". Another safe stretch is to lie on your stomach then flex the knee, bringing your heel towards your hip. Otc anti inflammatory meds can help. See an orhopaedist if you experience snapping or clicking in your hip. ...Read more

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What are rehab exercises for shoulder tendinitis?

What are rehab exercises for shoulder tendinitis?

Rotator cuff: Recommend shoulder rotator cuff strengthening exercises. You can buy diff degrees of resistance bands "therabands" and do the exercises. Rec: doing the exercises once to twice daily every day. http://www.thera-band.com/instructions.php this site has examples of the exercises you can use to rehab your shoulder. ...Read more

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What reliefs tight shoulder muscles?

What reliefs tight shoulder muscles?

Tight shoulder: Adequate warmup, stretch before. Adequate cooldown, stretch after a workout or exercise. Ice followed by heat.Occasional topical creams. ...Read more

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What exercises use the tricep muscles?

What exercises use the tricep muscles?

Many will: Pushup, dips, press downs, french press ... really any exercise where you extend your arm out - as in "press" your hand out - will engage the triceps. Even planks will do so, much less so if you "lock" your arms out - as at that point much of the stress going into the elbow joint(aka bad) rather than the surrounding muscles. ...Read more

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Will strengthening the trapezius muscle decrease neck pain?

Will strengthening the trapezius muscle decrease neck pain?

Depends: This totally depends on the cause of your neck pain. Strengthening the muscles supporting your neck can help the pain but strengthening some but not all of these muscles can make it worse. You need to work with a physician and/or physical therapist and craft a specific plan to treat the specific cause of your neck pain. ...Read more

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Physical therapy exercises for rectus femoris -?

Physical therapy exercises for rectus femoris -?

Anterior hip pain: The rectus femoris is a muscle that overloes the front of the hip joint. It functions to help straigten the knee and flex the hip( lift the leg while sitting or lyong) if it is strained time, rest and anti-inflamitories help. Other causes of pain in the anterior hip are arthritis, a labral tear, a hernia, or other hip joint problems. If the problem lasts more than 6 weeks you should get an xray. ...Read more

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OA in neck, upper back spasms. Overhead exercise tightens back. Should I try doing overhead exercises or avoid? Weights OK? Flabby upper arms/obese.

OA in neck, upper back spasms. Overhead exercise tightens back. Should I try doing overhead exercises or avoid? Weights OK? Flabby upper arms/obese.

OK to avoid them: First it may help to work with a certified personal trainer to modify an overhead exercises so that they are more "tolerable". Otherwise, no exercise that is done overhead is "necessary". Be reassured that you can readily find alternatives that will be suitable without compromising your the benefits you are receiving. ...Read more

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Can anterior shoulder instability cause nerve, tendon, muscle, shoulder blade problems?

Can anterior shoulder instability cause nerve, tendon, muscle, shoulder blade problems?

Yes: This is very plausible. To be sure, and due to the complex nature of the shoulder, and evaluation by an orthopedist would determine the exact cause of your symptoms. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Best exercises for adductor magnus?

Best exercises for adductor magnus?

Pool therapy: Stride in waist deep water across the pool, forward/backwards/sideways. Stand by the pool deck (in the water) and keeping a straight leg, use the leg to trace out letters of the alphabet. ...Read more