Re: rotator cuff and no insurance

Ben, I would recommend that you avoid volleyball for a while. It sounds like anti-inflammatories are helping. I would ice the shoulder region for the next 2-weeks for 15-30 minutes at a time, 3-5 times daily. I would only use your arm in a pain free range of movement. I would hug a pillow at night, and avoid sleeping on your shoulder. You should have a therapist check out your shoulder. You may have tendonitis. Your shoulder has a major inflammatory component involved that needs to calm down. Once you no longer have pain, you need to gradually strengthen your shoulder musculature in a painfree range. This problem will take some guidance. Good Luck. Brett, PT

Posted By Brett on October 02, 2009 at 00:05:54:

In Reply to: rotator cuff and no insurance posted by Ben on October 01, 2009 at 15:59:47:

Helps strengthen the kneecap mechanism by applying pressure on the tendon above the kneecap as well. This tends to reduce the forces of the quadriceps on the patella tendon and erosion of the under surface of the kneecap due to a possible misalignment of the quadriceps (Q-angle).

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