Rotator Cuff Injury and Tendinopathy
What is it?
Rotator Cuff Tendinopathy occurs when the tendons of Rotator Cuff are over-stressed. Our Rotator Cuff consists of four muscles in the shoulder to support the joint. They are Supraspinatus, Infraspinatus, Teres Minor and Subscapularis. Injuries to the Rotator Cuff can be related to a sudden injury or overuse.
However, many conditions can mimic Rotator Cuff Injury/ Tendinopathy, such as thoracic joint injury, cervical radiculopathy and biceps tendinopathy.
What are the main causes?
- Repetitive overhead activities
- Repetitive lifting
- Poor posture especially when using computer
- Falling on to your shoulder
What are the main symptoms?
- Shoulder pain with activity
- Difficulty lifting arm up past your shoulder
- Difficulty lying on the affected shoulder when sleeping
How can we help?
- Comprehensive head-to-toe assessment to find out the causes of your discomfort and all related contributing factors
- 100% Hands-on treatment to address any mobility issues related to nerves, muscles and joints.
- A shoulder brace may be prescribed to help support the joint and reduce pain
- An individualized home exercise program is prescribed to enable self-management
What happens if you leave it untreated?
Generally, the longer you have had the injury, the longer it will take to recover. Most of the time, you may assume things will get better by themselves with enough rest. But this is rarely the case, especially if your pain or other symptoms are stopping you from doing what you normally able to do. So, take action and get back doing what you love as soon as possible.