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Author Topic: Does swimming really help a torn rotator cuff?  (Read 3225 times)
ronbrgundy
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« on: March 30, 2010, 07:42:31 PM »

I have a rotator cuff injury that goes back years.  I have been doing band exercises to strengthen it the last few months.  I am willing to become a semipro swimmer if that would make an improvement in it, but I don't want to waste the time if I won't see results.  Has anyone heard of someone or they themselves did this to help such an injury?
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« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2010, 09:39:45 PM »

I would say definately yes, even though i'm no expert, slowly flailing and rotating my arms in varied semi/full-circles with really light weight has seemed to be somewhat effective in helping me, but im definately not 100% yet. 

in addition, 2 people have told me that swimming was helpful in their recovery.

With swimming, you are doing that, but it makes it appear that you are doing it for a legitimate reason, and you have a little resistance without being overwhelmingly heavy,  in all directions, unlike just with gravity downwards aka free weights.  Whenever trying to exercise gently i find people staring and pointing  Sad

But, I am so out of shape that i dont want to be swimming at this point
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« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2010, 09:35:21 AM »

Swimming= NO.

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« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2011, 12:02:17 PM »

definatly no... will do nothing but hinder it
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