Your rotator cuff is a series of tendons and muscles that surround your shoulder joint and keep the head of your upper arm bone locked into the shoulder socket. Every time your shoulder moves, your rotator cuff stabilizes the joint. An injury of your rotator cuff will usually lead to a dull ache within your shoulder which gets worse when you apply pressure such as when sleeping. To get help now, scroll to the bottom of this page and click on “book appointment.”
What can cause rotator cuff injury?
Rotator cuff injuries can be either acute (short term) or chronic (long term). If you’re a painter or an electrician, or if you enjoy playing sports such as tennis or baseball, you are at higher risk for chronic rotator cuff injury, referred to as tendinitis. Generally, people whose job or hobbies involve overhead motions or heavy lifting, are affected. In most of these cases, injury occurs as a result of chronic overuse and/or tissue degeneration (wearing out) and likelihood increases with age.
On the other hand, a rotator cuff injury could be acute; the result of an overexertion or accident as in the case of a fall or accident. Acute injuries typically have immediate, intense pain.
How do I make it go away?
If you are in the latter, acute category, and you have intense pain, seek medical attention immediately.
For chronic issues, professional therapeutic massage is recommended to help deal with the pain. Our therapists are thoroughly experienced in techniques for pain management. Often, even just one or two sessions can make a world of difference. What are you waiting for? We can improve your quality of life. Register for treatment right now by clicking “book appointment” below.