Rotator Cuff Injury Treatment - Physical Therapy Exercises For Full Recovery

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There are different treatment options for shoulder injury, but the most effective rotator cuff injury treatment over all must be a program of physical therapy. A protocol of specific exercises for the rotator cuff 4 muscles and tendons can help them self repair and strengthen, reducing recovery times to a fraction.

Such rehabilitation program is suitable for all different injuries that can occur to a rotator cuff, such as a tear or a dislocation, and is mandatory following surgery to restore strength and flexibility and prevent future injuries. A torn cuff can occur as the result of repetitive or forceful movements as performed in a sport like golf, baseball or tennis. More commonly, repetitive manual jobs can lead to a tear.

Dislocations can occur as a result of a bad fall or an accident and usually involve the Humeral Head (the ball part of the shoulder joint) becoming dislodged from the Glenoid (its socket). Rest in a swing is always prescribed before the cuff is strong enough to start a rehabilitation program. In a similar way, a post surgery physical therapy involves a passive phase performed by the therapist first, in order for the cuff tendons and muscles to have sufficiently recovered to start an active phase performed by the patient.

In all injury instances, steroidal and non steroidal anti inflammatories are always prescribed as a matter of course to relieve pain and reduce inflammation. Also cold packs are beneficial at reducing inflammation. Drugs and ice pack are good to a certain extent, they do have a time and place, but they have limitations in effectiveness and come with side effects, in the case of medicines. The best rotator cuff injury treatment available for fast and effective recovery is a program of physical therapy based on specific external and internal rotation exercises for the rotator cuff.

These exercises are peculiar to the rotator cuff set up only and do not involve common movements performed in shoulder exercise routines like military presses or lateral raises. These may be performed only later once a solid foundation of strong rotator cuff muscles and tendons has been achieved. In fact, they are so effective that they should also be used as part of a shoulder conditioning program, not just following injury or surgery.

A rotator cuff injury treatment based on such exercises can and will reduce inflammation naturally, strengthening the cuff tendons and muscles, thus drastically cutting down recovery times and gradually eliminating the need for anti inflammatories.

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This article was published on 2010/10/24