Last week we posted about an article by Myers et al called, “On-The-Field Resistance-Tubing Exercises for Throwers (2005)”. This article named seven resistance tubing exercises that activate the rotator cuff, which can help prevent shoulder injuries in throwers.
Spring is here and so are numerous overhead sports such as baseball, softball, tennis, track and field, etc. The most common overhead sport injuries occur to the rotator cuff due to improper warm up, over use, or imbalances in the rotator cuff muscles.
There are several studies in the running literature that state that strengthening exercises DO NOT prevent injury.
Many of us have been told to rest and stop exercising if you have knee arthritis. It is common myth that arthritis is simply wear and tear of the joint. If that were that case, then it would stand to reason that more exercise and load would worsen the structural changes, pain, and arthritis.