The rotator cuff consists of four different muscles that stabilize the shoulder. These muscles are the supraspinatus, infraspinatus, teres minor, and subscapularis. Most people only do exercises for these muscles after they have injured them and the exercises are a part of their rehabilitation. People should be doing these exercises to prevent injuries. Doing them as part of your warm-up is a good idea. The exercises can be done with TheraBands or dumbbells. The movements these muscles perform are internal rotation, external rotation, and abduction of the shoulder.
We are in a time where more people want a quick fix to acute or chronic pain. Believe me, I wish there was a fast solution, but that’s not the reality we live in. It’s true that the more you educate yourself and seek out what works versus what doesn’t, the better you will be in the long run. Ultimately, when we choose what seems to be the speedy resolve, the outcome result in most cases is masking the problem or making it worse. The best place to start is finding a more natural approach.