Rotator Cuff Issues
What are Rotator Cuff Issues?
According to the Canadian Orthopaedic Foundation, the Rotator Cuff is a group of muscles and tendons that attach to the bones of the shoulder joint, allowing the shoulder to move and keeping it stable. Common issues may include Rotator Cuff tendinitis , or irritation of the tendons and inflammation of the bursa lining the tendons; and, Rotator Cuff tears, which can occur when one of the tendons is separated from the bone from overuse or injury.
Symptoms of Rotator Cuff Issues:
The most common symptoms associated with an injured Rotator Cuff include: sharp pain in the front of the shoulder that radiates down the front of the arm; pain may present with overhead motions initially, but degenerate to be painful in general, regardless of activity; stiffness and loss of motion; thinning of the shoulder muscles; crackling sensations; and, weakness.
Who’s at Risk for Rotator Cuff Issues?
Individuals who are aging, suffer from osteoarthritis or have suffered trauma to the shoulder joint are at risk for developing rotator cuff issues.
Take care to avoid damaging, repetitive motions that stress the shoulder joint, such as sports and various kinds of physical labor.
Please speak to Dr. Strong to see how Rotator Cuff treatment could benefit you. We would be happy to discuss alternatives and customize a treatment plan that helps you heal fast.