Will exercise make my Rotator cuff tear worse?

If you have a Rotator cuff tear are you scared that exercising it will make it worse? This is an understandable thought but is this true? Will exercise make my Rotator cuff tear worse? So here we had a study looking at whether tear size and pain increases over 4 years where they compared this with people who were more active versus people who were less active.

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  • Keener, Jay D., et al. “Shoulder activity level and progression of degenerative cuff disease.” Journal of shoulder and elbow surgery 26.9 (2017): 1500-1507.

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Online Physiotherapy

Put simply this is Physio done via either telephone or video over the internet. Skype and facetime are examples of this.

Contrary to popular belief online physiotherapy can be very effective and it can help the same injuries that face to face physio can help. I have helped many people with injuries such as disc prolapses, tennis elbow, neck pain and much more).