February 28th, 2019


The rotator cuff is a group of four muscles (teres minor, supraspinatus, infraspinatus and subscapularis) that are involved in lifting and rotating of the arm around the shoulder. If you are looking to fix shoulder pain, it may be that you require rotator cuff treatment. There are a few causes of rotator cuff pain, such as:

-        Inflamed Tendon (tendinitis)

-        Rotator Cuff Tendinosis

-        Rotator Cuff Tear

Inflamed Tendon

The most common cause of rotator cuff pain is due to inflammation. Inflammation can occur as a result or injury or overuse, most common in both young and middle-aged athletes. This occurs more often when repetitive motions are frequently repeated (ie throwing a baseball).

Rotator Cuff Tendinosis

Tendinosis is a condition in which the tendon degenerates, often due to a decrease in blood supply as we age. When the tendons are stressed or injured, the decreased blood flow does not allow proper healing to take place, meaning the tendons do not fully recover. Overtime, this leads to tendon degeneration.

Rotator Cuff Tear

A rotator cuff tear is a result of the rotator cuff tendon being torn from the bone. This is often a result of an injury, or from chronic overuse.

There are a number of causes of rotator cuff pain, and rotator cuff treatment begins by assessing and determining the specific cause. In many cases, a chiropractor can increase blood flow to the rotator cuff, allowing healing to take place and fix shoulder pain.

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