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Why REST Won’t Help Heal Your Rotator Cuff Tear (or Tendinosis)

Feb 26, 2021

Small tears in the rotator cuff muscles is very common for people with shoulder pain.

On an MRI report, these small rotator cuff tears can be visualized, as can other common issues such as “supraspinatus tendinosis” and “infraspinatus tendinosis”.

For the most part, small rotator cuff tears (and tendinosis) don’t require surgery. Yet many people struggle to heal these issues, reduce their shoulder pain, and regain full use of their shoulder and arm

One of the most common questions I hear from people with shoulder pain and rotator cuff issues is how to heal tears in the rotator cuff.

Often times, these people have had shoulder pain for months (if not years), and at some point they’ve been told to rest to let the rotator cuff heal.

Unfortunately, resting the shoulder rarely helps improve healing and shoulder pain, and it often makes the pain worse.

In the video below, I’ll explain WHY resting tends to make shoulder pain worse, and why resting won’t typically help you heal rotator cuff tears or rotator cuff tendinosis.

I’ll also explain the 4 things you should do instead of resting to help heal tears in your rotator cuff muscles. This same advice will apply to healing tendinosis issues (such as supraspinatus and infraspinatus tendinosis).

I hope this video helps you heal your rotator cuff and make a full recovery! 

For more information on simple and effective ways to relieve shoulder pain, download my free report by visiting this page: 

Stay well!

– Luke Gordon, DPT (Doctor of Physical Therapy/Owner of Gordon Physical Therapy)

Here’s the video: 

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