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Oct 2021

What are Rotator Cuff Injuries?

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The rotator cuff is a group of muscles and tendons that surround the shoulder joint that help keep the head of the humerus (upper arm bone) firmly within the socket of the shoulder. The rotator cuff muscles help to stabilize the shoulder joint. Rotator cuff injuries are common injuries of the shoulder and usually increase as one gets older however may occur earlier especially in jobs that require repetitive overhead motions. The rotator cuff consists of four muscles: The Supraspinatus which is the most commonly injured rotator cuff muscle Infraspinatus Teres Minor Subscapularis muscles These muscles function to allow the…

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If you have never experienced stiff or frozen shoulders, consider yourself lucky. It is a condition that affects nearly everyone at one point or another, especially those over the age of 40, and is characterized by pain and stiffness that progressively gets worse over time. But it’s not all doom and gloom; studies have shown that the pain and stiffness eventually goes away on its own, usually after three years. That said, few people are interested in waiting it out…

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There are many causes of shoulder pain. Some shoulder pain subsides within two weeks, but that is not always the case. If you have been experiencing shoulder pain for longer than two weeks, it is important to visit your doctor. Shoulder pain can occur because of a number of different conditions, from bursitis to rotator cuff injuries to frozen shoulder and thoracic outlet syndrome. In other cases, shoulder pain isn’t actually caused by the shoulder joint, but rather the neck.…

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