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Rotator Cuff Weakness

May 31, 2011 by  
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If you want to prevent a shoulder injury from happening to you, it’s important that you keep your shoulder muscles healthy and strong.  To be more specific, it’s the rotator cuff muscles that you really should focus on.  Why?  Simple because it is these shoulder muscles where the most injuries occur.  So how do you prevent rotator cuff weakness, so you don’t suffer a tear?

It’s actual quite simple.  All you really need to know are 4 simple, easy-to-follow rotator cuff healing techniques that you can do from the comfort of your own home without any special exercise equipment.

When you have weakness in your shoulders, it may only be one of the four muscles that make up the rotator cuff.  Many people think that the rotator cuff is one muscle but in fact it’s 4 muscles.  They are the Subscapularis, Supraspinatus, Infraspinatus and Teres minor.  Each one of these rotator cuff muscles has it’s own special role when it comes to performing specific movements of the shoulder and arms.

For example, the subscapularis helps with internal rotation of your shoulder.  The supraspinatus’ primary function is to aid the deltoid muscles lift the shoulder away from the body and it’s this muscle where the majority of tears to the rotator cuff occurs.  The infraspinatus muscle helps with overhead reaching and catching of items, aids in shoulder stabilization and works as an external rotator.  Last but not least, the teres minor muscle works in conjunction with the infraspinatus muscle which aids in shoulder stability and external shoulder rotation.

If you step back for a minute, you can picture the rotator cuff muscles the following way.  The subscapularis and supraspinatus make up the front of the shoulder region and infraspinatus and teres minor fill in the back of your shoulder. Due to the positioning of the supraspinatus and infraspinatus, it is common for them to receive injury such as shoulder impingement and tears.

If you have weakness in any one of these muscles, then your shoulder will not function properly and you are prone to and are considered “high-risk” for developing a rotator cuff injury.  Many of these injuries occur while participating in sport but they are also commonly reported in the workplace.

Activities that are considered high risk would include: intense overhead movements or actions, excessive force or trauma to the shoulder caused by a fall or accident, performing repetitive overhead motions such as throwing a ball or painting a ceiling, and of course lifting heavy items overhead or from a low surface to high shelf.

So what’s the best way to strengthen your rotator cuff so you no longer have weakness?

Forget about wasting hundreds of dollars of your hard earned cash on physical therapy or having to join a fitness club or gym.  Never worry about having to sit on the sidelines because of your injured shoulder.  All it really takes to strengthen your rotator cuff are 4 simple, step-by-step techniques that you can do from the comfort of your own living room without any expensive exercise equipment or medical gadgets!

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