Dr. Charles Rockwood shares the most common rotator cuff injuries in women.
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The most common cause I see is for women who aged, who decide they want to get back in shape and just go to the lab and they start pulling on this big expensive pieces of equipment. And when they go to the fly maneuver of grabbing the weights out here and they’re pulling in forward and back and doing this maneuver. Every time they do that they’re putting a lot of tension on the rotator cuff which they haven’t done in year. And most of the time I see people, women coming in because they have had strain of the shoulder and almost invariably I said, “Well, how did you do last month?” “Oh, I was doing fine.” “Well, what happened to you when on vacation?” “Well, I’m doing just fine.” “But what happened on vacation?” “Oh, let’s see, I think I went to do some exercises.” And bingo there it is. So, ordinarily at that point, I’ll be telling this and I think you strained it—I told you to put on new pair of shoes and walk down to the farm and walk back, you’d have painful feet, the same thing in the shoulder.

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