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With a rotator cuff injury can I still continue heavy lifting at work?

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Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Maybe.

If its just a strain to the rotator cuff, you should be able to lift up to waist level fairly comfortably, but overhead lifting may be very difficult.

In brief: Maybe.

If its just a strain to the rotator cuff, you should be able to lift up to waist level fairly comfortably, but overhead lifting may be very difficult.
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
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Dr. Robert Coats II
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Depends how u lift

It depends on how you have to lift and what kind of rotator cuff injury you have.
If you can avoid overhead lifting, you can avoid exacerbation of the injury. Keep the weight close to your body and use your legs more. Tendinitis/bursitis is not associated with damage to the rotator cuff and lifting is possible, but may be painful. A full thickness rotator cuff tear makes any lifting very difficult.

In brief: Depends how u lift

It depends on how you have to lift and what kind of rotator cuff injury you have.
If you can avoid overhead lifting, you can avoid exacerbation of the injury. Keep the weight close to your body and use your legs more. Tendinitis/bursitis is not associated with damage to the rotator cuff and lifting is possible, but may be painful. A full thickness rotator cuff tear makes any lifting very difficult.
Dr. Robert Coats II
Dr. Robert Coats II
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