Rotator Cuff Injury
What Is Rotator Cuff Injury?
The rotator cuff is a group of muscles and tendons that surround the shoulder joint, keeping the head of your upper arm bone firmly within the shallow socket of the shoulder. A rotator cuff injury can cause a dull ache in the shoulder, which often worsens with use of the arm away from the body.
What Causes Rotator Cuff Injury?
-Substantial injury to the shoulder / Progressive degeneration - Wear and tear of the tendon tissue
- Repetitive overhead activity or heavy lifting over a prolonged period of time
What Are the Symptoms of Rotator Cuff Injury?
• Be described as a dull ache deep in the shoulder
• Disturb sleep
• Make it difficult to comb your hair or reach behind your back
• Be accompanied by arm weakness