Rotator Cuff Tear

A frequent source of discomfort stems from the rotator cuff, often due to the detachment of the tendon from the shoulder bone. The shoulder is composed of three bones: the Humerus, Scapula, and Clavicle.

This intricate joint operates as a ball and socket mechanism, with the rotator cuff playing a crucial role in stabilizing the arm within the shoulder. This cuff facilitates arm movement and lifting by linking the arm with the associated muscle. However, inflammation or irritation of the tendon attaching it to the shoulder can lead to acute pain.

When the rotator cuff tendon tears, it loses its connection to the bone, making shoulder and arm movements exceptionally painful and challenging. The causes of this tear can range from degenerative tissue to sudden falls or acute stress in the area. Reduced blood supply to the region can also contribute to a tear. After conducting a thorough diagnosis, our therapists guide patients through stretches and exercises aimed at building muscle strength.

These tailored exercises serve to restore shoulder strength and stamina, enabling pain-free movement of the arms and shoulders. Specifically designed mobility exercises have shown considerable efficacy in treating torn cuffs. Our osteopaths consistently recommend a treatment regimen that includes a variety of flexibility exercises to alleviate pain and prevent further injury. If left untreated, this condition may lead to progressive muscle degeneration and severe pain.

It’s imperative to note that the pain and symptoms can exacerbate over time. Timely intervention by specialists is crucial to regain muscle strength and prevent further complications.

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