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

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

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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What is a good home remedy/exercise for torn rotator cuff pain?

What is a good home remedy/exercise for torn rotator cuff pain?

Basic exercises: You should trial a home exercise program to strengthen your rotator cuff and the muscles around the shoulder blade. Your shoulder surgeon could provide this for you. Thank you. ...Read more

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What is a good triceps exercise I can do with a rotator cuff injury?

What is a good triceps exercise I can do with a rotator cuff injury?

Up to your PT/Ortho: If you're under care for a rotator cuff injury, you really should let your orthopedist or physical therapist work with you on exercises. They will know what you're ready and strong enough for. ...Read more

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What are some good triceps exercises I can do with a rotator cuff injury?

What are some good triceps exercises I can do with a rotator cuff injury?

Elbow extension.: The tricep extension machines, that you find at health clubs/gyms, are very effective. ...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

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

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6 yes post op rotator cuff, major cracking when i light strengthening exercises. 7 lb mx. Scar tissue ? Or should I worry?

6 yes post op rotator cuff, major cracking when i light strengthening exercises. 7 lb mx. Scar tissue ? Or should I worry?

Hard to say: There is a term called crepitance and is the crunching sound heard when arthritic joint is moved. You may have developed some arthritis, possibly related to your previous tear. Consider being seen as there are other potential causes as well. ...Read more

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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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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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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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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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Is lyrica (pregabalin) good for rotator cuff problem?

Lyrica (pregabalin): Lyrics can help with neurogenic pain. Not used mich for cuff problems. Cuff tissue has a poor blood supply. Best to know what tendon is involved and the % it is torn to avoid escalation to a surgical situation. ...Read more

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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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