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Can knitting aggravate the rotator cuff ? I have impingment & it seems 2 be getting more sore since knitting

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Dr. Blake Miller
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Potentially

Traditionally impingement/rotator cuff tendinopathy is aggravated by overhead activity, but if your getting symptoms while knitting, then that may be an activity that aggravates pain in the shoulder. I would recommend staying away from activities that hurt your shoulder.

In brief: Potentially

Traditionally impingement/rotator cuff tendinopathy is aggravated by overhead activity, but if your getting symptoms while knitting, then that may be an activity that aggravates pain in the shoulder. I would recommend staying away from activities that hurt your shoulder.
Dr. Blake Miller
Dr. Blake Miller
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Dr. Charles Toman
Sports Medicine

In brief: Yes

I have had multiple patients who complained that knitting causes increased pain.
I think it has to do with arm position. I do not think it will cause any further physical damage, but it may increase pain. Try changing positions. Thank you.

In brief: Yes

I have had multiple patients who complained that knitting causes increased pain.
I think it has to do with arm position. I do not think it will cause any further physical damage, but it may increase pain. Try changing positions. Thank you.
Dr. Charles Toman
Dr. Charles Toman
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