Rotator Cuff Injury

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Definition

Rotator cuff injury involves any type of irritation or damage to the rotator cuff muscles or tendons.

Diagnosis

If the injury is severe or the cause of the pain cannot be determined, the patient diagnostic imaging tests such as X-rays, magnetic resonance imaging scan, ultrasound scan, and and an arthrogram. These tests helps in delineating the shoulder joint, muscles and tendons.

Treatment

A mild case often heals with only self-care measures or exercise therapy. Other treatment options include steroid injections, surgery, arthroplasty, and self-care.

Symptoms and Signs

An individual with a rotator cuff injury may feel pain and tenderness in the shoulder, loss of shoulder range of motion, and inclined to keep the affected shoulder inactive.

Causes

A rotator cuff injury may occur due to repetitive arm activities, falling, and lifting. The injury may also be caused by normal wear and tear and poor posture.

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