- Standing Row. A simple exercise to help strengthen your rotator cuff muscles is the standing row.
- Internal Rotation.
- Crossover Arm Stretch.
- Posterior Stretch.
- Pendulum swing.
- Chest Exercises.
- Dip Movements.
- Other Shoulder Exercises.
Is it OK to exercise with a torn rotator cuff?
If you have a rotator cuff injury, get ready to let those weights rest a bit at the gym. You should avoid lifting weights above your head or out from the sides of your body. These movements can cause more stress and even further injury to the area.
Can a ripped rotator cuff heal on its own?
In most rotator cuff tears, the muscle partially or fully tears away from the bone. Rotator cuff tears won’t heal on their own. You’ll need rotator cuff repair to restore your shoulder joint. A shoulder surgeon is the perfect physician to see for rotator cuff injuries.
What exercises should you avoid with a torn rotator cuff?
- Deadlifts. “These heavy weights are basically pulling your arm out of your socket,” says Kinsey.
- Shrugs. Another example of weight pulling down on your shoulder.
- Squatting. Resting the bar across your shoulders and your arm positioning stresses the rotator cuff.