rotator cuff in the shoulder facilitates the
largest range of motion of any joint in the
body. It is comprised of muscles and tendons
that work in harmony to coordinate movement
in both the shoulder blade and arm. When functioning
optimally, the rotator cuff allows us to participate
in a wide range of daily activities from chores
and work tasks to sports and recreation. When
injured, the rotator cuff can sideline
Repetitive stress at the rotator cuff
is the primary culprit for most shoulder
injuries. Inflamed tendons are the most
common form of injury, and they can impede
the smooth transition of the tendon through
the joint. However, muscle tears are also
common and they too are the result of stress
and strain on the rotator cuff.
With this in mind, many physicians recommend
exercises to strengthen the musculature
in and around the shoulder. The shoulder
is comprised of four major muscles as well
as tendons that run the length of the arm.
When properly devised, an exercise regimen
can build strength and provide flexibility
for both muscles and tendons. This in turn
prevents undue strain on joints and tendons.
Rotator cuff exercises provide a safe,
easy way to prevent shoulder injuries.
They foster muscle strength and they protect
the integrity of tendons and joint tunnels.
Indeed, research suggests that within as
little as 4-6 weeks with the Flextend® training
system, most patients report substantial
improvement. To learn more about the benefits
of rotator cuff exercises, take a moment
to visit www.repetitive-strain.com.