The towel shoulder internal rotation stretch is a great exercise to improve the way your shoulder or rotator cuff moves. It can be an effective stretch for a frozen shoulder and as part of your post-op rotator cuff surgery protocol. If you are experiencing tightness around your shoulder, your PT can show you how to do the internal rotation stretch.
Sleep helps the body repair itself. However, some people may notice that their shoulder hurts after sleeping, or that sleep makes their preexisting shoulder pain worse.
Shoulder aches and weakness put a crimp in routine activities from playing sports and carrying toddlers to hauling groceries and swinging hammers. Below, experts in strength and body mechanics offer tips on shoulder exercises to help you live well, function better and ultimately become stronger and free of shoulder pain.
Because Medicare doesn’t typically cover elective surgeries, you may be concerned that you’ll have to live with pain or pay for the surgery out of pocket. But Medicare will, in fact, pay for a portion of the costs if your doctor states that shoulder replacement surgery is medically necessary in your specific case.
The rotator cuff muscles can be prone to inflammation and tears during overhead activities or due to wear and tear. An important way to reduce tears or rotator cuff injury is by strengthening these muscles.