Rotator Cuff Injury
July 8, 2014
The group of muscles and tendons that surround the shoulder joint to keep the upper arm bone firmly within the socket of the shoulder is known as the rotator cuff. Injury to the rotator cuff most often occurs in those who repeatedly use their arms above their heads. Painters, carpenters, and those who play baseball and tennis are prime candidates for rotator cuff injuries. Those who suffer from a rotator cuff injury often require physical therapy to improve flexibility and strength of the surrounding muscles of the shoulder joint. For those who have had to undergo surgery for rotator cuff repair, physical therapy is also needed to rehabilitate the joint and muscles.
The premier physical, manual, and occupational therapists at Sovereign Rehabilitation are committed to helping patients recover from rotator cuff surgery and find relief from rotator cuff injuries. Exercises can help restore strength and flexibility in the shoulder to promote healing and function. At Sovereign Rehabilitation, our treatment programs are individually tailored to meet the specific needs of each patient. The goal of our rotator cuff injury rehabilitation program is to treat the injury while also preventing further injury from occurring.
Preserving the ability to move the shoulder is of the highest importance when dealing with a rotator cuff injury. While a person’s tendency may be to immobilize the shoulder when it is in pain that can actually cause pain and injury to become worse because the shoulder will become tight and lose flexibility and movement. The therapists at Sovereign Rehabilitation use stretching and range of motion exercises, massage, aquatic therapy, and more to help treat the injury, reduce pain, and restore movement. Contact one of our therapy locations today so that you can be on your way to pain relief.
Posted on behalf of Alan Grodin, PT, MTC, Sovereign Rehabilitation
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