If you are trying to recover from a rotator cuff tear in Mississauga or Etobicoke then you have come to the right place! Check out our five tips below to help you reach your optimal state.
- Take It Easy
The last thing you want to do is resume the activity or activities which caused the rotator cuff tear. Speak to your doctor before resuming any activities. Even if the pain has reduced it is still not advised to restart the same activities because it could strain your shoulder and risk injuring it again. Even once your doctor has given you the ok to resume your normal routine, return to it gradually.
- Avoid Specific Arm Movements and Positions
As you are recovering from rotator cuff tear it is important to avoid the following:
- Lifting heavy objects
- Reaching behind
- Raising your arm over your head
- Adding weight onto your shoulder
- Laying flat on your back
- Registered Massage Therapy
Your Registered Massage Therapist will help you regain your strength and flexibility taking you back to your optimal state. RMT will usually begin with gentle range-of-motion activities to help you recover. Regular visits to your Registered Massage Therapist are recommend for a faster healing.
Infections and nerve damage are rare, but it is important to be aware of the warning signs:
- Tingling or numbness
- Sudden or severe pain
- Redness or yellow discharge
- Wear Your Sling
A shoulder sling allows for support and stability while you recover. You should follow instructions by your doctor guiding you on when to wear your sling. While wearing one, avoid moving your entire arm.
It is always important to consult with your doctor prior to starting any treatments.
If you’re looking for a Massage Therapist in Mississauga to help with your rotator cuff tear, then please reach out to us below. We have three convenient locations to serve you at in Mississauga and Etobicoke.