- 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.
How can I heal my rotator cuff myself?
Moist heat, such as a hot bath, shower, or a heat pack, can help loosen up your shoulder when you feel pain in your shoulder. An ice pack applied to the shoulder 20 minutes at a time, 3 to 4 times a day, may also help cut down the swelling when you are in pain. Wrap the ice pack in a clean towel or cloth.
Is it OK to exercise with a rotator cuff injury?
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.
What exercises should you avoid with a rotator cuff injury?
Those with shoulder injuries should initially steer clear of exercises that involve pressing movements or overhead movements. Forget activities like throwing a ball, or specific weight training at the gym like overhead presses and pull downs.