A rotator cuff consists of four muscles that control movement in the ball and socket of your shoulder. A tear refers to either a partial or full-thickness tear in the rotator cuff.
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You can experience shoulder pain even when your shoulder is completely fine. This is what we mean by fixing the cause and not just the symptoms. For example, a pinched nerve in the spine can sometimes send pain signals to the shoulder and cause you pain.
The frequent repetitive motion can cause tiny tears in the tissue fibers in your shoulder causing constant inflammation. This can be caused by swing the golf club, tennis racket, reaching upward in your job, or holding the shoulder in a stressful position for prolonged periods of time like slouching.
We have heard that same story! In fact, we applaud you for being skeptical and unsure as most medical providers have no clue on how to treat shoulder pain. The majority of medical providers will tell patients to rest, surgery is their only option, or to just take anti-inflammatories. Sure, some patients may get better but that's NOT our approach. Simply stated, the premise of our shoulder treatment plans includes addressing the underlying cause rather than just the symptoms.