and ankles, it is ok to run. Start slow and get a sense
of how your joints are feeling. If with any pain at all, you
should slow down and consider swimming or aqua exercises.
The key is to get the heart rate up for cardiovascular well-
being and this can be done through many different exercises.
Have your Rheumatologist exam your joints before
starting any exercise program.
Also, the size of the tear dictates whether surgical intervention is required promptly or not. There are patients that can recover from a rotator cuff tear with PT and anti- inflammatory medications alone. Repair is inevitable if the tear is large enough.
Avoid wearing rings during a work out
and try squeezing a stress ball during the work out to keep the blood flowing.