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Is Your Shoulder Pain Coming From the Rotator Cuff.

Apr 23, 2021

Find out more about rotator cuff pain


The Rotator cuff.


The Rotator Cuff
is a common name for the group of 4 distinct muscles and their tendons that
provide strength and stability during motion of the shoulder.







Rotator cuff tendinopathy


The most common injury that
people experience is a rotator cuff tendinopathy. Rotator Cuff Tendinopathy, according to
Lewis et al, “refers to pain and weakness, most commonly experienced with movements
of shoulder. The tendons which attach the rotor cuff muscles to the bones in
the shoulder and arm become inflamed which can cause increased pain and limit
the amount of activities you are able to do.


Treatment of Rotator cuff injuries


Physiotherapy of rotator cuff
problems aims to reduce pain and swelling of the tendons, to achieve normal
range of motion and eventually strengthen the shoulder.

Initially rest and ice are
used to decrease pain. It’s very important that patients initially avoid
activities that increase pain and symptoms. This period is important and should
be guided by a healthcare professional who will inform the patient what type of
activities may aggravate the issue.


Types of Physiotherapy Treatment



Manual therapy


A physiotherapist can use
techniques like massage, myofascial release, mobilisation, soft tissue release
and passive stretching to prepare the muscles for range of motion and strength
exercises.







Shoulder Exercises—


with a decrease in range of
motion of the shoulder commonly reported within rotator cuff tendinopathies,
shoulder stretching exercises should be focused on elevating tightness within
the shoulder capsule.






It’s important for the patient to do the
exercises in the correct order; first stretching and range of motion exercises
and then muscle strengthening exercises. It has been shown that exercises are
effective and support the improvement of the shoulder tendinopathy compared to
no treatment or placebo







K-Tape


Kinesiotaping has been shown to have an
effect on the treatment of rotator cuff tendinopathy.


TOP 4 TIPS FOR MANAGING ROTATOR CUFF TENDINOPATHIES.


1.


DISCUSS ACTION PLAN WITH A QUALIFIED
HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONAL.






2.


SEEK PAIN RELIEF THROUGH MANUAL THERAPY.






3.


GUIDED AND TAILORED EXERCISE
PRESCRIPTION FROM A QUALIFIED PROFESSIONAL.






4.


PILATES.






TOP 3 EXERCISES FOR ROTATOR CUFF INJURY

Active External Rotation Side-Lying

Lying on
your good side, tuck your elbow in, keeping it next to your body, and move your
arm outwards away from your stomach. This is a mobility exercise for your
shoulder.

Video:








Shoulder Abduction Long-Lever Active Sidelying

Lie on
your side in a comfortable position, with your top arm by your side. Lift your
shoulder towards the ceiling and above your head as far as feels comfortable. Bring
your arm back down to the start position. This exercise will help improve the
mobility in your shoulder.

Video:



Internal Rotation with Over-Pressure

Lying on
your injured side (if its too uncomfortable to lie on this side, then stop the
exercise), bend your arm to right angles, and gently push your palm towards the
floor. This is a mobility exercise for your shoulder.

Video:


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If you want to find out more about shoulder pain then check out our shoulder page where you will find a report, with 7 Top Ways To Stop Shoulder and Neck pain.

Neck Pain and Shoulder Pain



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