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The Best Stretches & Exercises for a Rotator Cuff Tear

The Best Stretches & Exercises for a Rotator Cuff Tear

by Jaydee Vykoukal, PT, DPT October 20, 2020 0 Comments

When sustaining a shoulder injury, like a rotator cuff tear, exercises are often required to build strength and make a full recovery. We use our arms constantly throughout everyday activities and it can be easy to continually aggravate or overuse the shoulder joint. Knowing the right exercises will allow you to safely recover the rotator cuff muscles and prevent common injuries. Keep scrolling for the best rotator cuff tear exercises.
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What to Expect from Rotator Cuff Physical Therapy

What to Expect from Rotator Cuff Physical Therapy

by Jaydee Vykoukal, PT, DPT October 20, 2020 0 Comments

After tearing your rotator cuff, physical therapy is a common recovery option people seek. A physical therapist is a movement and injury specialist that can help you get the best possible results; whether you opt for conservative treatment or need rehab after surgery. Keep reading to learn what you can expect from physical therapy when recovering from a rotator cuff tear.
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The Most Effective Rotator Cuff Tear Treatments

The Most Effective Rotator Cuff Tear Treatments

by Patty Weasler, RN October 20, 2020 0 Comments

A tear to the rotator cuff causes pain and weakness to the shoulder that can affect everyday activities. It’s often caused by an injury or normal wear and tear from overuse. A properly prescribed regimen for rotator cuff tear treatment is key to recovery. Pain from a rotator cuff tear can be treated at home with simple remedies but more severe cases will need medical attention. Keep scrolling to learn what your options are for reducing the pain.
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Rotator Cuff Tear Overview

Rotator Cuff Tear Overview

by Jaydee Vykoukal, PT, DPT October 20, 2020 0 Comments

A rotator cuff tear is the most common cause of chronic shoulder pain. In 2013, nearly 2 million people in the U.S. visited their healthcare provider due to a rotator cuff problem. A torn rotator cuff weakens the shoulder, making daily activities difficult to accomplish. If you think you are suffering from a rotator cuff tear, read on to learn about the different types, symptoms, and root causes, along with effective treatment options.
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Simple Guide to Rotator Cuff Taping

Simple Guide to Rotator Cuff Taping

by Patty Weasler, RN October 20, 2020 0 Comments

Taping your rotator cuff is an easy and effective way to provide support and manage pain. There are two main types of taping, kinesiology tape and athletic tape. These two types of tape work very differently and require different taping techniques for optimal use. Check out the rest of this article for more on rotator cuff taping and how you can incorporate it into your treatment for rotator cuff pain.
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How to Treat IT Band Syndrome

How to Treat IT Band Syndrome

by Jessica Hegg October 12, 2020 0 Comments

The best IT band syndrome treatment options will be based upon your specific needs and the severity of your injury. Iliotibial (IT) band syndrome is a common overuse injury among runners and cyclists. It’s typically caused by overly tight ligaments and a combination of other factors like weak hip muscles or poor running form. Conservative treatment can start at home with options like rest and stretching. If your injury is more severe than medical treatment may be necessary.
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IT Band Pain - Overview

IT Band Pain - Overview

by Jaydee Vykoukal, PT, DPT October 12, 2020 0 Comments

IT band syndrome is an overuse injury that results in mild to intense lateral leg pain. Thankfully, IT band pain is surprisingly easy to treat with simple corrections to your exercise routine, daily lifestyle, footwear, and the right perspective. This guide contains everything you’ll need to know on the causes, symptoms, and treatments available for IT band syndrome.
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How to Target the IT Band with a Foam Roller

How to Target the IT Band with a Foam Roller

by Patty Weasler, RN October 12, 2020 0 Comments

If you have pain in your IT band, a foam roller can be the best way to make walking, running, and any lower body movement easier. The key to using a foam roller for IT band pain is to not use it directly on your iliotibial band, but to employ studied techniques for the best results. In this article, we’ll cover the right and wrong ways to use a roller for IT band pain.

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Using IT Band Massage for Pain Relief

Using IT Band Massage for Pain Relief

by Jessica Hegg October 12, 2020 0 Comments

IT band syndrome is caused by a tight iliotibial band that is rubbing against the knee. IT band massage is one way to treat symptoms without the use of medication, by loosening tense muscles and soothing soreness. Keep reading to learn more about how you can incorporate massage into your IT band syndrome treatment plan.
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Exercises You Should Avoid with IT Band Pain

Exercises You Should Avoid with IT Band Pain

by Jaydee Vykoukal, PT, DPT October 12, 2020 0 Comments

Knowing what IT band syndrome exercises to avoid is just as important as finding the right stretches or exercises. The wrong ones can be ineffective or further harm this tough band of connective tissue on the side of your thigh. The road to recovery from knee pain is about finding a balance between rest, exercise, and other treatment options. Read on to learn how to choose the best exercises for this common injury.
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How to Properly Stretch Your IT Band

How to Properly Stretch Your IT Band

by Jaydee Vykoukal, PT, DPT October 12, 2020 0 Comments

Iliotibial band syndrome, or ITB syndrome, is notoriously known for causing knee and hip pain, particularly with runners and cyclists. Luckily, knowing how to stretch the IT band is one of the surest ways to restore normal leg function with daily activities. Learn more about stretching this important band of connective tissue below.
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Exercises for IT Band Syndrome

Exercises for IT Band Syndrome

by Jessica Hegg October 12, 2020 0 Comments

IT band exercises are an effective way to ease the sharp pain associated with this common overuse injury. Often, the injury results from an imbalance in the lower leg muscles that leads to poor movement patterns and is most common with cyclists and distance runners. Having a home exercise program that focuses on restoring strength, balance and coordination can help significantly. Keep reading to learn more about exercises for illiotibial band syndrome.
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