Rotator cuff health tips
Your rotator cuff is like a suspension bridge between your upper arm and shoulder. The four muscles that surround the shoulder joint are like cables that increase stability and allow for greater movement. Here are things you can do to keep those cables from breaking:
Before exercising, stretch that shoulder. It helps to reduce muscle tension and increase flexibility.
Do focused exercises. Ideally, specific motions should be performed with light weights in order to isolate the rotator cuff.
Especially after a shoulder injury, athletes who throw should focus on re-developing proper techniques.
It’s not uncommon for an athlete using a throwing motion to have inflammation in their throwing shoulder. Treat that problem with ice and anti-inflammatories. If symptoms persist, consult your doctor.