A rotator cuff injury is a strain or a tear in the group of four muscles (Supraspinatus, Infraspinatus, Subscapularis, and Teres Mino) that help reinforce the shoulder joint, increase its stability, and allow for smooth overhead motions of the arm.
Tearing your rotator cuff can be a result from repetitive moments, lifting heavy objects, or impact.
Symptoms of a Rotator Cuff Injury
- Arm and shoulder pain
- Weakness through the arm, shoulders and neck
- Limited range of motion in shoulder movements, especially in overhead movements
Treatments for a Rotator Cuff Injury
- Stretching and strengthening exercises at home
- Chiropractic Care
- Active Release Technqiues
- Massage Therapy
- Active Isolated Stretching