Suffering from shoulder pain? Are you looking for a way to strengthen and/or heal your rotator cuff? Luckily there are many very effective rotator cuff exercises that, when done properly and consistently, will eventually heal and strengthen this complex and delicate area of the body. It's possible to heal an injured rotator cuff naturally. . . and possibly avoid surgery.
A good rotator cuff exercise program should consist of both stretching and strengthening exercises. Stretching increase mobility and range of motion as well as improving circulation. The small muscles and tendons of the rotator cuff don't receive a lot of blood flow, so improving circulation with stretching, massage and applying heat is important to the overall healing process.
In this article we are mainly focusing on strengthening exercises using light weights.
When performing rotator cuff exercises, pay very close attention to proper form. The rotator cuff is made up of many small muscles and tendons. . . it's crucial that you isolate these muscles via good form. Also, these are endurance muscles so low weight and high reps are the name of the game. Start with 3-4 set of 15 repetitions and eventually progress to 5 sets of 20 reps.
The following website has a few good examples of rotator cuff weight exercises as well as pictures to guide you. This is not a substitute for enrolling in a professional therapy program http://familydoctor.org/handouts/265.html
Rotator cuff weight exercises, if performed correctly, can do wonders for healing and strengthening your shoulder. However, keep in mind that you should not try to perform a random batch of exercises off the internet without proper guidance. This will probably makes matters worse. These exercise need to be performed a specific way and in a certain sequence. It's important to carefully choose a program that has been put together by a physical therapist who specializes in rotator cuff rehabilitation.
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