Suzie Says...Rehab Shoulder Injuries - The Basics
Updated: Jun 29, 2020
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In this blog I will be focusing on one of the most common shoulder problem, rotator cuff injury.
Rotator cuff injury can mean a few different things including tendonitis, tendinopathy, impingement, and tears. It is a major cause of shoulder pain, which can make riding a motorcycle challenging, uncomfortable, or almost impossible.
The 'rotator cuff' is made up of four small muscles (see picture below) and is key in stabilising your shoulder and allowing you to move it. It's often a neglected muscle group with many gym-goers focusing on exercises that work the large 'superficial' muscles like the deltoids, trapezius, lats etc. Luckily, you do not need to go to the gym to keep your rotator cuff healthy.