Rotator Cuff Injury

Rotator Cuff Injury

The rotator cuff is made up of muscles and tendons that surround the shoulder joint, keeping the ball (head) of the upper arm bone (humerus) firmly within your shoulder socket. A rotator cuff injury, caused by progressive wear and tear of the tendon tissue over time, can create a dull ache in the shoulder that worsens at night.

The following factors may increase your risk of having a rotator cuff injury:

● Age (older than 60)

● Occupations with repetitive overhead arm motions (carpentry, house painting)

● Certain sports (baseball, tennis, weightlifting)

● Family history

FAQs: Rotator Cuff Injury in Staten Island, NY at Still Well by Dr. Stilwell

What causes a rotator cuff injury?

The two main causes of rotator cuff injuries are injury and degeneration. With repeated activity, injury to the rotator cuff can develop over time. Rotator cuff injury can also be a result of aging, with deterioration of the tissues.

What are the symptoms of a rotator cuff injury?

Pain symptoms of a rotator cuff injury can be a dull ache deep in the shoulder, disturbed sleep, and difficulty reaching behind your back which can be accompanied by arm weakness. Some rotator cuff injuries, however, don’t cause any pain.

How are rotator cuff injuries treated?

To help improve the flexibility and strength of the muscles surrounding your shoulder joint, recommended treatments include rest, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medicines, physical therapy exercises, ultrasound therapy, corticosteroid injections and surgery, if necessary.

How can I get started with rotator cuff injury treatments in Staten Island?

To learn more about how these treatments can help relieve the pain of your rotator cuff injury, call 718-448-6373 or request a consultation online today.

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