What is a rotator cuff injury? 🤔
The rotator cuff is the collective term for a group of 4 muscles which are responsible for controlling movement of the shoulder joint.
The muscles arise from the shoulder blade and join to tendons which pass over the shoulder joint & attach to the top of the upper arm.
The rotator cuff is active in all shoulder movement and is important for stability and strength.
Unfortunately, there are a few different things that can go wrong with it; you can tear it in an accident, it can become repeatedly pinched (known as impingement) or it can become inflamed (known as tendinopathy or tendinitis).
If you have a problem with your rotator cuff you may have pain with overhead movements, pain sleeping on the affected side, or a general feeling of weakness and stiffness in the shoulder and it can significantly impact your quality of life.
Fortunately, these issues can respond really well to treatment and our physiotherapists know just how to get you strong and back to your normal activity.
We’ll start by looking at how you move and with a combination of targeted exercises, activity management and hands on treatment you should be feeling better soon!