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Shouldering Rotator Cuff Pain? There’s Help for That!

Posted by Anup Shah, M.D. on Mar 23, 2016 9:00:00 AM

The rotator cuff is a group of muscles and tendons in the shoulder that connects the upper arm and shoulder blade, providing stability and allowing the shoulder to rotate. Because of its function, people who perform repetitive overhead tasks, such as athletes, painters, carpenters and electricians tend to be more susceptible to rotator cuff injuries. Your chances of injuring your rotator cuff increase with age, bringing pain, weakness and inefficient mechanics – all of which may prevent you from performing certain activities and may limit your athletic interests and work performance. The good news is that it’s a treatable injury. 

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Topics: rotator cuff injury, rotator cuff treatment, rotator cuff

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