Rotator CUffs / Shoulders

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Does anyone else's click? Ive always had a bit of an issue with mine with clicks etc.. and from what ive read and heard it seems to be my rotator cuffs. Ive found some exercies to help stregthen and stretch these but just wondering if many people suffer from same sort of thing?

My job is quite demanding and arms are always in air which causes aches on my shoulders by end of day but this would be natural for anyone doing same job.

Ive seen a chiropractioner and she thinks most is related to my posture & sleeping (no sleeping on stomach!). The aches maybe but i cant see how the clicks would be down to this and i think she just wants me to keep going because at £30 for 15mins shes onto a winner lol!
 
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One of my shoulders clicks sometimes but I don't know if it is down to the rotator cuff or something else, all I know is it didn't happen before I rode into a bridge pillar so it is my own stupid fault. Has your job given you instruction on correct lifting techniques etc as if not you should request them (as appropriate to the job) so that it is not your own technique causing you problems. :)
 
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As a man of experience (tore my rotator cuff and had a slap lesion operated on in my shoulder last year) any problems with you shoulder - get them looked at asap as there is so much that can go wrong in there.

Posture is hugely important as it can lead to a hell of a lot of problems (pain in neck, back, arms, putting undue pressure on some of the smaller muscles in the shoulder).

I would recommend to anyone to do some shoulder excercises that will strengthen the rotator cuff as you do not want it to get injured - it affects a hell of a lot and causes huge problems in everyday life

Ive found a couple of sites that have a few exercises you can do:
http://www.binghamton.edu/athletics/strength/rota.pdf
http://www.orthoassociates.com/shoulder1.htm

No matter how strong you are, start light with these ones and build up the technique as thats what its all about :)
 
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Ive already been told i have a bad posture by the chiro, and working on it but its expensive and i wanna be sure it will make things better before splashing out.

she did recommend going to some pilates classes but i aint keen on that, i have found some exercises that help strengthen them tho and a few stretches i can do in mornings before work to get me going so ill crack on with these and see how it goes.

Does seem quite a common for people who use gym a lot tho and dont generally stretch well :(
 
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StooM said:
I would recommend to anyone to do some shoulder excercises that will strengthen the rotator cuff as you do not want it to get injured - it affects a hell of a lot and causes huge problems in everyday life

Ive found a couple of sites that have a few exercises you can do:
http://www.binghamton.edu/athletics/strength/rota.pdf
http://www.orthoassociates.com/shoulder1.htm

No matter how strong you are, start light with these ones and build up the technique as thats what its all about :)
Good post ;)

There's another link here, same exercises basically but with a dumbell, these are the ones I do http://familydoctor.org/265.xml
 
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I'd never trust doing the exercises with a dumbell - it employs muscles you dont necessarily want to bring into play

Personally I used a theraband in my rehab as it gave me the perfect resistance to raise the strength levels back into my arm as well as stability in the joint itself .

A lot of the stability in the shoulder joint comes from your back and neck muscles (the traps inbetween your shoulderblades specifically) - it is most important to have this stability above all as it not only gives the shoulder a solid platform to operate from, but it also allows the smaller muscles in the shoulder to work out too and thats where you will get the best strength in the joint from :)
 
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