Theraband exercises are good, external and
internal rotation at zero and ninety degrees are good rotator cuff
strengthening exercises. The angle means where your shoulder is. For
zero, your arm is down at your side; for ninety degrees you have your
arm out from your side so that there is a ninety degree angle between
your side and your arm. Keeping up with proper muscle training and
form is essential. Great deals of problems are caused by improper
form, not only in the shoulder, but it can stem to the elbow and wrist
or hand as well.
You should do exercises for prevention of rotator cuff injuries. Icing
the problematic area will help the pain as well as anti-inflammatory
medications such as ibuprofen. Wall push-ups are commonly included in
the rehabilitation of a rotator cuff injury. Start on the wall ,put
your hands at varying angles just like on the floor far apart, close
together, triangle. You can also use a
physioball and put that on the
wall and do the push-ups on that. This is a little more challenging
so it should be done after some time. Always take it slow and stop if
you are having pain in the cuff area.
Proprioception is important for shoulder
rehabilitation. To do this lay on your back. You need a second
person to do this exercise. Put the effected up straight up in the
air. Close your eyes. Hold your arm steady in the air as the other
person pushes your arm in multiple directions. The farther down the
arm is pushed makes it more difficult, for example, the elbow is
easier and the wrist is more difficult.
Another couple exercises are what I call T’s and Y’s. Lay on your stomach
with your arm off the table hanging toward the floor. Start by
holding a light dumbbell or even nothing. Then lift your arm up in
the T position or the Y position. Remember these are two separate
Do not go past your back with your arm.
Lift it as far as the table and be sure not to hyperextend it. You can
do exercises for prevention of rotator cuff injuries. Theraband
exercises are good, external and internal rotation at zero and ninety
degrees are good rotator cuff strengthening exercises. The angle means
where your shoulder is. For zero, your arm is down at your side; for
ninety degrees you have your arm out from your side so that there is a
ninety degree angle between your side and your arm.
You need to strengthen the shoulder and prevent shoulder injuries such as
a dislocated separated shoulder. It is important to keep your
shoulder muscles in shape. This helps to reduce possible shoulder
injuries such as a dislocated or separated shoulder.
First you need to protect the shoulder if
you play sports. Shoulder injuries can happen from accidents, falling
down and sports activities. Make sure you wear the proper certified
equipment if you play sports such as ice hockey, football, and
lacrosse. You need to make sure your shoulder pads are worn properly
and fit correctly.
The shoulder muscles need to be stretched
and warmed up before participating in any contact sports. Lack of
flexibility can predispose the shoulder to being separated or what is
called "dead arm syndrome" with extreme pain and discomfort. You must
not place additional stress on the should area through improper
techniques. If you have fallen on your shoulder you could have
dislocated it and needs to be checked by the athletic trainer and
doctor. The signs to look for are numbness and tinkling sensation all
the way down to the hand.
You could see a bump on the top of the
shoulder where the humours bone has been pushed up from the shoulder
joint. Apply ice to the area and get to your hospital or doctor.
You can strengthen your shoulder by
doing shoulder shrugs with light weights. Pull your shoulders towards
your ears with the weights in your hands arms extended straight down
your sides. You can do bench presses with your hands shoulder width a
part and target the shoulder on each lift. The same can be done with