Medicines don't heal rotator cuff
disorders. They help with pain and inflammation. This allows you to start exercises to stretch and
gradually strengthen the shoulder, which reduces the risk of stiffness or a
Corticosteroid shotsCorticosteroid shots. These are strong
medicines that are usually given only after 3 to 4 weeks of
other treatment. If the first shot doesn't help much, a second shot may be
given to make sure that the first shot was given in the right place. But there is
rarely a need for more than a few shots.