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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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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 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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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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Can an injured rotator cuff cause neck and back/shoulder blade pain?

Can an injured rotator cuff cause neck and back/shoulder blade pain?

Maybe: Rotator cuff problems are usually felt in the shoulder area itself, but the neck and shoulder blade are nearby, and the brain may interpret the pain signals as involvement of those other areas of the body. Sometimes neck problems cause pain in the shoulder blade and shoulder areas. If it persists or is bad, see your primary doctor or a specialist. ...Read more

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Ulnar sided wrist pain on lifting weights?

Ulnar sided wrist pain on lifting weights?

Impingement: This could be a due to a variety of conditions ranging from a simple strain or sprain or could be indicative of nerve, cartilage or bone injury. I would advise evaluation by a hand surgeon if this persists beyond 7-10 days for an exam and diagnostic imaging for such conditions as tfcc cartilage tear or ulnar plus variance, etc. ...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. ??

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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Pain in lat muscle, below armpit on my back, flares when extending arm overhead (i.E. Tennis serve, throwing) is this rotator cuff injury?

Pain in lat muscle, below armpit on my back, flares when extending arm overhead (i.E. Tennis serve, throwing) is this rotator cuff injury?

Latisimus strain: This is best diagnosed with a hands on exam but sounds like your latisimus dorsi muscle is strained. Rotator cuff is often achy down the side of the deltoid, back of shoulder, or front of shoulder. But, it is possible. Get an examination to be specific. ...Read more

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40, overweight, pain between shoulder blades in back?

40, overweight, pain between shoulder blades in back?

The time is NOW: Your problem may be postural from sitting at a computer/desk all day. The problem is made worse by being overweight. I suggest tylenol, (acetaminophen) anti-inflammatory medications, and heat. Try paying attention to your posture. Start a conservative weight loss program with minor diet changes and increased exercise. Good luck. ...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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Would a torn rotator cuff cause chest bone/collar bone to ache?

Would a torn rotator cuff cause chest bone/collar bone to ache?

Depends: The answer depends upon where the tear occurred and it's severity; then there is always the referred pain component from the event...So i'll say yes. ...Read more

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Wrist pain when lifting?

Depends: Causes of wrist pain during lifting include tendonitis, synovitis (early arthritis), wrist sprain (ligament injury) just to name a few. If syndromes persist despite rest and activity modification, see you doctor or a hand specialist for a comprehensive evaluation. ...Read more

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I have rotator cuff tendonitis what weightlifting exercises can I do?

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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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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Intermittent left side pain for 8 months. Neck, shoulder, shoulder tip, shoulder blade, arm, elbow, hand, fingers.Occasional upper chest, sternum pain. Help?

Cervicalgia: I would recommend a through evaluation by an orthopedic surgeon. Evaluation and radiographic studies will be needed to elucidate the source of your pain. ...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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Best bra strap for shoulder bursitis?

Best bra strap for shoulder bursitis?

Not associated: A bra strap does not prevent, help or make shoulder motion more difficult. The repetitive motion of the shoulder along with some collarbone spurs that protrude down into the bursa region can cause inflammation of the bursa and the pain associated with it. Inflammation of the rotator cuff tendon can also cause an irritation of the overlying bursa leading to bursitis as well. ...Read more

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What is the proper diet for a weightlifter?

What is the proper diet for a weightlifter?

Protein: It depends on the goal the weightlifter sets, but most of those want to increase their muscle mass. A weightlifter diet must include frequent meals (q 3-4 hours) with more than adequate protein intake (it depends on the rate the muscle mass is desired to grow), adequate carbohydrate intake and regular fat intake. Also, paramount is hydration. There are also supplements that help. ...Read more

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