Injured rotator cuff?

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    Aug 26, 2015 4:38 PM GMT
    I was wonder if any of you have any chest exercises to share that don't put too much weight on the shoulders. My chest is focused on the most given that it's my weakest point. I just started working out, bulking up, and I was told yesterday that I can't go to the gym for 6 weeks. However, I still want to find a way to work out that doesn't put immense pressure on my rotator cuff. Aside from that I do rehabilitation exercises to help the healing process. I don't want this situation to hinder me from going to the gym, losing my gains and starting back at square one again icon_confused.gif

    I appreciate any feedback... thank you in advance.

    EDIT: Sorry I'm aware this is the wrong criteria for my question. I forgot to select the correct selection.
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    Aug 26, 2015 5:01 PM GMT
    Search YouTube for rotator cuff exercises. That's how I healed mine and keep it healed.
  • hunkhunting

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    Aug 26, 2015 5:11 PM GMT
    Go see a physiotherapist. I hurt my shoulder and he gave me great exercises.
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    Aug 26, 2015 11:58 PM GMT
    Agreed - physio will give you some advice.

    My shoulder/rotator cuff took 18 months to heal because i didn't pay attention to my body. Go slow. Very slow. use the smallest weight or no weight to just keep it moving.

    Slowly slowly is your friend here. Frustrating but worth taking your time on.
  • tennsjock

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    Aug 27, 2015 2:01 AM GMT
    You're not alone, as you can see by the replies here. When I hurt my rotator cuff, my sports medicine doctor said I could do anything that didn't cause pain (and in the meantime, my physical therapist gave me exercises to strengthen my rotator cuff tendons). Unfortunately for me, all chest exercises gave me pain. So, I stopped all chest and shoulder exercises and gave up tennis for half a year.

    Just did a modified P90X (minus chest and shoulder), and got into the best shape in my life. Even worked up to 120 pullups in a single workout!

    My advice: go see a physical therapist, and avoid doing chest or shoulder for a while. As log as your body is generating enough testosterone from other exercises, you won't lose muscle mass from your chest.
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    Aug 27, 2015 4:32 AM GMT
    Start taking one of these a day, cured my shoulder issues, and a guy on here who lives in Chicago took my advice and wrote me back that HIS was also healed. Certainly can't hurt, and i had tried everything else...good luck:

    http://www.vitacost.com/vitacost-turmeric-extract-with-bioperine-r-900-mg-curcumin-60-capsules
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    Aug 27, 2015 5:35 AM GMT
    Your injury was likely caused by bad form, momentum, or a muscular imbalance.

    Likely, you need to search on line for exercise to re-balance the shoulder girdle.

    A typical scenario is bench presses, without every doing any posterior deltoid work causing your shoulder to roll towards the anterior side as the anterior side becomes too tight, and overly muscular relative to the posterior or even the medial deltoids.

    Almost certainly, by almost any standard, a six month break is NOT recommended. Instead, immediate rehab work would be the modern day course. Fire whomever you are talking to.

    Read up on PRICE/RICE protocol. Research this for yourself. Consult with a sports medicine specialist. You've gotten a bunch of really BAD advice.
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    Aug 27, 2015 5:53 AM GMT
    Find a good mechanic, a damaged Rotator Cuff can cause damage to the Pistons. It may even cause a misfire in the engine.
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    Aug 27, 2015 12:20 PM GMT
    i hear you. i work my chest and arms a lot, and i had a rotator cuff injury from sport (water polo - lots of intense swimming and throwing). i had to take about 2.5 months off to heal.

    i saw a physiotherapist sport-therapist, who gave me great exercises to heal the shoulder, and to keep my other parts pumping too. every shoulder injury is different, so go see a professional. don't self-diagnose.

    ultimately, you don't want to create a more serious injury. the objective will be to allow the injured part to heal, to reduce internal scar tissue, and to strengthen the muscles around the joint ... and this happens very slowly.
  • gymguy81

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    Aug 28, 2015 7:41 AM GMT
    You need to see a pt thats the best advice they have better acess to know wahts wrong if they are working with your primary. Any other advice has tons of speculation.
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    Aug 28, 2015 3:55 PM GMT
    wow thanks for all the replies and advice people!

    you guys are awesome icon_smile.gif

    much appreciated and thank u all again.
  • ChicagoSteve

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    Aug 29, 2015 3:51 AM GMT
    sunjbill saidStart taking one of these a day, cured my shoulder issues, and a guy on here who lives in Chicago took my advice and wrote me back that HIS was also healed. Certainly can't hurt, and i had tried everything else...good luck:

    http://www.vitacost.com/vitacost-turmeric-extract-with-bioperine-r-900-mg-curcumin-60-capsules


    You really need to try this supplement! I started taking this based on what sunjbill had posted. Turmeric has been an absolute miracle. I was in the same situation as sunjbill, I had tried everything else, and nothing worked. About a year ago, I started getting acupuncture treatments. by about this past April, I felt a 60% improvement. After I read sunjbills's post at the beginning of June and started taking Turmeric supplements daily, the improvement went from 60 pct to 95 pct. this has been an absolute miracle! I am now back to swimming at the health club without having pain the next day. Try Turmeric.
  • Frottaggio

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    Sep 02, 2015 1:17 AM GMT
    When I was in my early 40s I worked out at home using a bench and free-weights until I injured my right rotator cuff. I was in constant pain. My physician told me to go easy and the cuff would heal in about a year. I took his advice, stayed off the weights and almost exactly a year to the day, the pain suddenly stopped and never recurred since. Then I joined a gym and resumed my workouts but only using machines that isolate the muscles without putting pressure on the joints. I'm now 79 and in better shape now than I've ever been in my life.