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What Shoulder Physical Therapy Exercise Works On A Rotator Cuff
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)
Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more
A military pa told me, after 3 yrs complaining about pain, that I have a tear in my rotator cuff with fluid in my shoulder. Why would she refer me to physical therapy and not orthopedics?
Orthopedic referral: If you have been diagnosed with a rotator cuff tear then i would recommend seeing an orthopedic surgeon who can better determine if you should have therapy versus a rotator cuff tear. If you have a tear and need surgery then delaying that surgery could worsen your final outcome. See an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I've been going to physical therapy for my rotator cuff for about 4 weeks. I've noticed some increase in my range of motion but still get bad shoulder pain. What should I do?
I was in MVA. MRI shows Rotator cuff tear, labra tear and tendinitis on shoulder. EMG shows pinched nerve. Will Physical Therapy help and how long?
Can't answer w/o inf: The space here is limited to provide a good answer to your question. You should speak to an Orthopedic Surgeon or sports medicine doctor (rehab?) to answer this question. Generally, rest, ice, & compression is used to help support healing. Anti-inflammatories like Tylenol (acetaminophen) could be used also. Later on, rehab is used when healing has started but timing is up to the surgeon. ...Read more
How long does it take for physical therapy to help with a rotator cuff problem (I was told it was not torn and don't need a surgery yet)?
Couple of month: It is possible that you would get lucky and see results faster, but on average in takes 1-2 month ...Read more
It depends.: If the rotator cuff tear is small and the muscles have not atropied significantly between the time of the tear and the time of the reconstruction, you should get much if not all of your function back. For this to happen it is very important to do your rehab after surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Over a year ago i was diagnosed w/ a torn rotator cuff. PT was suggested but I never went. Am I still able to do physical therapy even after a year?
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