Rotator Cuff Injury
What is a Rotator Cuff Injury?
A rotator cuff injury is when a tendon in your shoulder has tiny tears in it or is inflamed and hurts. It’s usually caused by overuse or general wear and tear. This can be a sub-type of tendinosis or tendonitis, this type of shoulder pain is more common in people over age 30. If it’s not treated, it can lead to stiffness or weakness in your shoulder and other long-term problems.
What Causes Rotator Cuff Injuries?
Rotator cuff injuries are generally caused by four main factors:
Repeatedly Using Your Arms
Overuse of Your Shoulder
Symptoms of Rotator Cuff Injury
Swelling and tenderness in the front of your shoulder
A “clicking” in the shoulder when the affected arm is raised over the head
Loss of strength or range of motion