Rotator cuff injuries are one of the most common causes of shoulder pain. There are three common conditions that can affect the rotator cuff: rotator cuff tears, subacromial impingement and calcific tendonitis. Too much stress on these can cause partial tears and swelling in the tendons of the rotator cuff. Abrupt stress may even cause one of the tendons to pull away from the bone or tear in the middle of the tendon. The symptoms of a rotator cuff tear include pain in the shoulder and arm, which varies depending on how serious the tear is
Weakness and tenderness in the shoulder. Difficulty moving the shoulder, especially when trying to lift your arm above your head, Snapping or crackling sounds when moving the shoulder
and the Inability to sleep on the shoulder.
Most rotator cuff tears develop gradually. But they also can happen suddenly
Typically a rotator cuff strain or tear can wreak havoc on the injured shoulder but also the tissue and joints that assist in movement of the shoulder. Our first approach to improving this condition and decrease your pain is to promote tissue mobility and hydration through massage therapy and improve segmental mobility using chiropractic techniques through the midback and shoulder blade that contributes to your shoulder movement. Our team can help decrease the pain and get you on the path to recovery.