Rotator cuff injuries can vary quite dramatically in their severity. Shoulder specific exercises will feature to some extent in all types of treatment for rotator cuff injuries. What differs is how much time should pass before you should start the exercise. Shoulder Tendonitis for example is simply an inflammation of one or more of the four muscles that make up the rotator cuff. This is usually caused by over exertion. The muscle become inflamed and aches when you move it. Typical symptoms include an aching or sore shoulder and some discomfort when moving. Shoulder tendonitis is treated with rest, ice packs or anti-inflammatory drugs. Most cases of tendonitis will clear up in a matter of days.
Motor Deficits Can Persist Even After What Appears To Be A Full Recovery Following Traumatic Brain Injuries
Even after regaining normal walking speed, traumatic brain injury (TBI) victims have not necessarily recovered all their locomotor functions, according to a study supervised by Universit√ Laval's Bradford McFadyen and recently published in Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Professor McFadyen's team compared mobility in 11 people who had suffered a moderate or severe TBI to 7 subjects of comparable age and physical condition with no neurological problems. The subjects in the "TBI" group appeared to have made a recovery of walking ability and some of them had returned to their regular activities at the time of the study. In a laboratory specially equipped for the purpose, the two groups of subjects had to walk a course on which researchers had placed various obstacles and created visual or auditory distractions.
There are different treatment options for shoulder injury, but the most effective rotator cuff injury treatment over all must be a program of physical therapy. A protocol of specific exercises for the rotator cuff 4 muscles and tendons can help them self repair and strengthen, reducing recovery times to a fraction. Such rehabilitation program is suitable for all different injuries that can occur to a rotator cuff, such as a tear or a dislocation, and is mandatory following surgery to restore strength and flexibility and prevent future injuries. A torn cuff can occur as the result of repetitive or forceful movements as performed in a sport like golf, baseball or tennis.
A Frozen Shoulder rehabilitation program should always be adhered to in order to cut down recovery times for one of the most disabling and long lasting shoulder disorders. Medically known as Adhesive Capsulitis, a Frozen Shoulder is caused by a scarring and consequent thickening of the capsule membrane surrounding the rotator cuff. Such scars are called Adhesions, hence the medical term. It is still not clear how exactly a Frozen Shoulder occurs, but what is know today is that is more common in women than men and is often linked to diabetes or being overweight, though not necessarily always. An Adhesive Capsulitis is a long lasting and painful condition that develops in 3 phases for a total elapsing of up to 3 years or more.
A Shoulder Impingement rehabilitation program consists of simple exercises of abduction and internal and external rotation movements to stimulate the rotator cuff. These exercises can help strengthen the 4 muscles and tendons of the cuff, naturally reducing inflammation and eliminating the dependency on drugs while cutting down recovery times to weeks, not months. The Impingement Syndrome is caused by a swelling of the tendons and the bursa within the rotator cuff set up. Such swelling is caused by the inflammations of both the tendons, called Tendonitis, and the bursa, called Bursitis. The bursa is a sack filled with fluid over which the rotator cuff tendons slide so as not to rub against the shoulder bones.
A program of physical therapy is the most effective treatment for a tendonitis. A set of rotator cuff tendonitis exercises outranks any other shoulder treatment for effectiveness and speed. On the contrary, while anti inflammatories help reduce swelling and inflammation, they can not cure the problem but just the symptoms. A Tendonitis can develop as a stand alone disorder or in conjunction with Bursitis. A Bursitis occurs when the bursa become inflamed as well. The bursa is a sack adjacent to the rotator cuff tendons over which they slide so as not to rub against the shoulder bones. When the tendons become inflamed, the inflammation can also spread to the bursa, hence we can have Tendonitis and Bursitis at the same time too.