Treating rotator cuff injuries
The rotator cuff is a group of muscles and tendons that hold the bones of the shoulder joint together. The rotator cuff is what allows us to lift our arm and reach overhead. If not treated properly, a rotator cuff injury can result in loss of full shoulder function.
Rotator cuff injuries occur most often in people who repeatedly perform overhead motions in their jobs or sports. Painters, construction workers or athletes in swimming, baseball or tennis are prone to this type of injury. A rotator cuff injury often starts as a dull ache in the shoulder, which often worsens when you try to sleep on the injured side. Sometimes a rotator cuff can tear suddenly in a single injury requiring medical attention as soon as possible.