Rotator Cuff Tear

Prevention

Unfortunately, rotator cuff disease is often associated with becoming older.

However, you can decrease the chance of having it by:

  • Avoiding repetitive overhead activities. Rotator cuff disease is more common in certain sports and occupations.
  • Exercises. Do regular shoulder exercises that balance your shoulder muscles.
  • Rest your shoulder. Take frequent breaks at work if your job requires repetitive arm and shoulder motions.Rest your shoulder regularly during sports that require repetitive arm use.

Shoulder Exercises. Daily shoulder stretches and a shoulder-strengthening program can help treat and prevent a rotator cuff tear, especially if you've had a tear in the past.

It's especially important to concentrate on all the muscles around your shoulder, as this promotes a balanced shoulder.

A physiotherapist can help you with an exercise routine.

 

28 April, 2012