In every sport, you have a risk of getting injured. Rotator Cuff injury is one of them which can be really painful and takes time to heal. It gets worse with time if left untreated. An everyday task such as taking bath can seem like a daunting task.
A rotator cuff is made up of four muscles that help with stability and movement in the shoulder joint. If any one of these muscles gets injured or there is a tear, then the functioning of the entire rotator cuff gets affected. This injury is very common in Sports as a lot of arm and shoulder movements are involved. Other then Sportsmen, it is more likely to affect older people who are in their 60’s or 70’s
What causes a Rotator Cuff Injury?
- Poor Posture
- Natural wear and tear
- Sudden fall
- Lifting a heavyweight
- Repeated overhead movements
How can Post Injury Physiotherapy for rotator cuff injury help?
When you suffer from a rotator cuff injury, it can limit your movements and bring life to a standstill. Dealing with such injuries, therefore, requires post-injury physiotherapy treatment that helps to heal effectively and prevents re-injury. Post-injury physiotherapy is a type of therapy that is provided after an individual has suffered an injury.
At ABTP, the process of Post-injury physiotherapy treatment for rotator cuff injury begins with a thorough assessment of the problem by our team of medical specialists. On the basis of it, a personalized physiotherapy treatment plan for rotator cuff injury is outlined catering to your specific needs. Then, physiotherapy exercises are provided using advanced medical technology by TecnoBody Systems to get relief from shoulder pain and improve functioning. This continues until the body is restored to a natural state.
The initial treatment comprises pain relief – this is achieved through our care therapy machines. The treatment plan includes trigger point releases, ice/heat packs and exercises.
Once the healing process is complete, we address the reasons for the rotator cuff injury to avoid a re-occurrence. The exercise program is designed with an aim to increase mobility, strength and flexibility. Range-of-motion, strengthening and conditioning exercises are of great help to regain functionality which is performed on our functional line which can detect in real time the distribution of the load of the patient.
Best exercises for rotator cuff injury
The main aim of physiotherapy exercises is to strengthen the muscles and improve the function of the rotator cuff. Listed below are few of the best exercises for rotator cuff injury to recover fully
Hold the sides of the doorway with each hand and then lean forward while keeping your back straight. Don’t overstretch
Stand straight with right hand on the table for support. The lean forward and gently swing your left arm back and forward. Repeat the same on right arm
Crossover Arm Stretch
Stand straight and slowly pull one arm across your chest as far as possible. Hold the arm for 30 seconds and then relax. Repeat the same in another arm.
Bend your knees a little and bend forward at the waist. Then, holding a light weight in each hand, extend your arms sideways. Don’t raise them above shoulder height.