Common Causes of Rotator Cuff Tears?
Acute injury like a fall, contact sport the tendon has been overstretched and overloaded beyond its capacity
Sometimes caused by wear and tear (degenerative in nature)
What does a rotator cuff tear feel like?
Most people experience acute pain, a snapping sensation, and immediate weakness of the arm.
What can be done to fix rotator cuff tears?
Surgery is sometimes needed. A lot of the time the body can heal the tissue on its own. Sometimes however the tear is extensive and needs surgical intervention
Gradually strengthening the shoulder and other manual therapies would be used as a conservative approach for a carefully monitored period before referral to an orthopaedic specialist
Rotator cuff strengthening before and after surgery
Rehabilitation plays a critical role in both the nonsurgical and surgical treatment of a rotator cuff tear.
When a tear occurs, there is frequently atrophy of the muscles around the arm and loss of motion of the shoulder.
Exercise is really medicine. To get the best outcomes we need to strengthen tissue. Slowly and progressively. Lets get you started today
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At Auckland Health and Performance, we love treating shoulder injuries such as Rotator Cuff Tears! As sports chiropractors, we have extensive knowledge of the musculoskeletal system and will reduce your pain using a variety of different techniques including hands on treatment, dry needling and taping. Do you have pain at the front of the shoulder? Do you also have bicep pain or pain in your arm. Often times this is from rotator cuff problems. Give us a call so we can get you back to full function