Rotator Cuff Injuries

Rotator Cuff Tear

Degenerative changes caused by chronic inflammation (tendonitis) and/or aging may lead to a rotator cuff tear. A traumatic injury (fall or accident) may also cause a torn rotator cuff tendon. A tendon may be partially torn or completely torn in two. Causes of Rotator Cuff Tear Lifting something heavy (especially[…]

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Rotator Cuff Tendonitis

Rotator cuff tendonitis is often called shoulder tendonitis. Tendonits is inflammation of a tendon. Tendons take longer than muscles to heal because they have less blood supply than muscles. Causes of Rotator Cuff Tendonitis The rotator cuff may develop tendonitis from overuse. Chronic overuse injuries take place over weeks or[…]

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Rotator Cuff Injuries

The rotator cuff is a group of four muscles and their tendons, which envelope the main shoulder joint (where the upper arm bone sits on a shallow socket in the shoulder blade). The rotator cuff allows the arm to raise and rotate (at the shoulder joint) and helps to stabilize[…]

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