Rotator Cuff Injuries Directory
The rotator cuff is a group of muscles and tendons that cover the top of your upper arm bone and help you rotate your shoulder. Rotator cuff injuries are quite common. Millions of Americans visit a doctor every year because of a rotator cuff disorder. Such injuries may be due to inflammation, infection, or a tear in the muscle or tendon. Excessive, repeated, overhead movements, such as those performed during swimming or playing tennis, can lead to a rotator cuff injury. Damage to the rotator cuff makes it difficult for you to lift your arm and reach above your head. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how rotator cuff injuries occur, what the symptoms are, how to treat them, and much more.
What is Rotator Cuff Tendinopathy?
Don’t ignore this common cause of shoulder pain. If left untreated, rotator cuff tendinopathy can lead to chronic stiffness.
What Is a Rotator Cuff Tear?
Find out more about the causes, symptoms, and treatments for rotator cuff tears, and how long a recovery you may expect.
Do I Need Physical Therapy for a Rotator Cuff Tear?
The four shoulder muscles that make up the rotator cuff can get worn or tear. Find out how physical therapy exercises and other treatment can help you feel better.
Do I Need Surgery for a Rotator Cuff Problem?
Most of the time, a rotator cuff problem can be treated at home. For severe cases, though, surgery may be the best treatment.
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