What patient education is indicated in the treatment of rotator cuff injuries?

Updated: Oct 25, 2018
  • Author: Gerard A Malanga, MD; Chief Editor: Craig C Young, MD  more...
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Proper sport technique can be of great importance in the prevention and rehabilitation of rotator cuff injuries. This includes proper hand position on water entry in swimming, changes in paddling technique in canoeing and kayaking, and evaluation of pitching mechanics by coaches and trainers in throwing athletes. Encourage the importance of maintaining proper trunk and lower extremity strengthening in athletes performing overhead motions, because these muscles generate significant force during overhead activities and serve to reduce stresses on the shoulder stabilizers.


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