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Rotator Cuff Injury

Rotator cuff pain is often associated with pain or weakness in your shoulder making it very uncomfortable, or impossible, to do everyday activities such as combing your hair, tucking in your shirt or reaching above your head.

What causes rotator cuff pain?
Rotator cuff disorders are irritations in or damage to tendons around your shoulder—this includes inflammation of the tendons (tendonitis). Age-related degeneration slowly damages the rotator cuff too. Partial or complete tears to your rotator cuff tendon are more likely to happen when your rotator cuff is already weakened or damaged.

What are symptoms of rotator cuff pain?
Shoulder pain is the main symptom of rotator cuff pain. The pain usually starts gradually. You’ll experience pain in your shoulder and/or arm when you’re using those muscles. If the pain worsens or is continuous, you might have tendonitis that’s caused by one or more small tendon tears.

How is rotator cuff pain treated?
Some rotator cuff pain can be treated with time and minimal activity to the areas affected. Moderate or severe rotator cuff pain or pain that continues to worsen should be analyzed and diagnosed. The professionals at Spine and Sports Chiropractic in Lincoln treats rotator cuff pain on a case-by-case basis, then we provide specialized treatment for patients in order to get them on the mend in a hurry.

Did you know?
Your rotator cuff is made up of four tendons that fuse together to surround the shoulder joint. The two major causes of shoulder injuries are wear and tear and unusual accidental exposure to excessive force.

From everyday workers to competitive athletes, we’ve seen it all—and properly treated it all—when it comes to rotator cuff pain. Let us help shoulder the burden. Call us for an appointment and we’ll get you feeling as good as new.