Tendinitis Rotator Cuff Exercises
Most people with rotator cuff tendinitis can start shoulder range-of-motion exercises within a few days. This will help prevent shoulder stiffness and frozen shoulder.
Basic shoulder exercises include:
- While standing next to a wall, walk up the wall with your fingers with your elbow straight.
- Lean over and making circles with the forearm parallel to the ground while you are in the sling.
- The exercises should be performed 2-3 times per day, but not to the point of pain.
- Cold compresses to the shoulder before and after will help reduce pain and swelling.
Continue to Tendinitis Rotator Cuff Pain and Inflammation
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