Information supplied by Ian Sung, BACK IN MOTION -- HEALTH GROUP Mt Gravatt
Rotator Cuff Impingement and Tear.
It's a compression of your rotator cuff between the shoulder blade and arm.
You will commonly experience:
1.) Night pain
2.) Pain reaching over head
3.) hard to sleep on the affected arm
4.) 'Pinching' pain between 70-120 degrees of shoulder abduction.
Pain with the following tests indicate positive signs for impingement.
Stages of Impingement:
swelling > inflammatory changes of the tendon > partial/complete tear of the tendon
when in the shed...REMEMBER TO....
- Always adopt a LUNGE posture, and use your legs to transfer your body weight.
- If you have knee troubles, use a stool or chair when you need to bend over.
- When you lift, always use both arms to carry the weight. Grab someone to help you when it’s heavy.
- Avoid excessive overhead activities.
- Stretch and do your shrugs or shoulder squeezes every 10-15 minutes.
ALWAYS have a STRAIGHT BACK, and PRACTICE keeping your shoulder blades retracted.
Exercises that you can do.
1.) Shrugs2.) Rows