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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. 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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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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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 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 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 good exercises to strengthen the wrists?

What are some good exercises to strengthen the wrists?

Several exercises: Try exercises like gripping a stress ball or a formal grip strengthener, farmer's carries, wrist curls and reverse wrist curls. ...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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What can a rotator cuff do to help you in weightlifting?

Shoulder movement.: You won't see the muscles of the rotator cuff from the outside, but they are involved in shoulder joint movement, which will be helpful in exercises involving the shoulder, chest and back muscles. ...Read more

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What do you think is the most effective exercise to strengthen shoulder ligaments?

What do you think is the most effective exercise to strengthen shoulder ligaments?

Muscle: There are basically two components of what stabilizes a joint: static & dynamic. Static issues that you can't really strengthen include ligaments/cartilage/labrum/etc and negative (suction) pressure between the joint. Dynamic stabilizers (which you can strengthen) are the muscles around the joint. Proper muscle strengthening surrounding the joint can definitely aid in joint stability. ...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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What are some good exercises to strenghten a damaged hip flexor muscle?

What are some good exercises to strenghten a damaged hip flexor muscle?

Stretch first!: With any muscle injury, rehabilitation starts with stretching the muscle, then start strengthening. Hip flexors can be worked with a straight leg raise while lying on your back, with the knee bent or straight, with or without an ankle weight. Isometrics can be performed in the sitting position by pushing down on your knee with your hand while lifting the knee. ...Read more

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What are good rehab exercises to do after an oblique strain?

What are good rehab exercises to do after an oblique strain?

Stretch: Most muscle strains are relieved with resting the part. Massage myofascial releases and modalities such as warmth hydrotherapy therapeutic ultrasound or tetanizing galvanic current help tremendously. Avoid repetitive microtraumatization and begin and end exercise with stretching sessions. ...Read more

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What is a rotator cuff help you do in weightlifting?

Assist other mucles: The rotator cuff muscles actually help the other shoulder muscles do their job. It helps the stabilize the shoulder and acts as a depressor to help keep the humeral head in the joint. The best excerise is low weight with high repetition excercises. ...Read more

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How can I do simple physical therapy exercises at home to strengthen the knees?

How can I do simple physical therapy exercises at home to strengthen the knees?

Knee strength: Short arc and straight leg strengthening of quads and hams, rotate outward slr to work vmo, progress as tolerated to lunges & squats, but be careful. ...Read more

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What are good exercises to strengthen an arthritic knee?

What are good exercises to strengthen an arthritic knee?

Low impact exercises: In general, low impact exercises are best for arthritic knees. Cycling and swimming are good examples. ...Read more

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What are some good exercises to strenghten hip flexor muscle?

What are some good exercises to strenghten hip flexor muscle?

Lack of strength?: Or too much muscle tone leading to a spasm? You need to find out by doing hip extension. If your spine hurts during hip extension the psoas is in a spasm. It this case, psoas strengthening exercises will only make back pain worse. ...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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What do you think is the most effective exercise to strengthen a shoulder that keeps dislocating?

What do you think is the most effective exercise to strengthen a shoulder that keeps dislocating?

Suggestion: Assuming that you suffer from anterior dislocations, i would recommend you look at the thrower's 10 program. Concentrate on the exercises for shoulder... If you are doing 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! if conservative treatments do not work, you may need surgery. ...Read more