>> Saturday, June 26, 2010
These exercises can be part of a rehabilitation program following injury, like a torn or a dislocated cuff, as a physical therapy protocol after arthroscopy, but also as a strengthening and healing program to slash recovery times for all major shoulder disorders afflicting thousands of people worldwide every day. Conditions like a Frozen Shoulder (Adhesive Capsulitis), Shoulder Impingement, Bursitis and Tendonitis can all greatly benefit from a protocol of specific internal and external rotation exercises to restore the cuff, reducing inflammation naturally, eliminating the need for drugs and pain, while slashing recovery times to weeks, not months.
In fact, all the above disorders can take months and even few years to resolve if treated with just courses of anti inflammatories. Cold packs, hot packs and ultrasounds also let to be desired, because these remedies, though cheap and void of side effects, are also temporarily or mildly effective. Cortisone injections, like drugs, are effective at reducing pain and improve mobility, but also carry nasty side effects. Manipulation for a Frozen Shoulder to break the Adhesions, or Arthroscopy to resolve any injury or a severe disorder should always be used as last resort and are mostly avoidable, except when caused by a trauma requiring surgical intervention or a nasty disorder.
A treatment for rotator cuff based on such exercises not only will it be useful to recover and repair the cuff fast, but it will also help prevent further injuries or a disorder relapse if regularly implemented as part of an over all shoulder conditioning program, along with normal training routines.