Rotator cuff injury

Rotator cuff injury examination
Rotator cuff injury could be painful and could reduce motion.

Symptoms:

A pain caused by a rotator cuff injury may:
• would feel a deep pain in the shoulder
• Disturb sleep, mostly if you lie on the affected shoulder
• Make it difficult to comb your hair or touch your back
• It go along by arm weakness

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When to visit a doctor:

Shoulder pain that is short-lived can be figure out by your family doctor. Visit your doctor right away if you have a sudden loss of motion after an injury — you could have a substantial rotator cuff tear. If you have pain long lasting than a few weeks or you’ve been formally diagnosed with a rotator cuff tear, you need to visit to a shoulder specialist, because some of the surgical procedures are applicable for a short period of time.

Causes:

Rotator cuff injury may be the result of number of injuries to the shoulder or to progressive degeneration or wear and tear of the tendon tissue. Repetitive overhead activity, weight lifting over a prolonged period of time, and the development of bone spurs in the bones around the shoulder may irritate or damage the vein.

Risk factors:

Following factors may increase your risk of having a rotator cuff injury.

• Age. As you get older, risk of a rotator cuff injury increases. Rotator cuff tears are mostly common in people older than 40.
• some sports. Athletes who daily use repetitive arm motions, such as baseball pitchers, archers and tennis players, have a more risk of having a rotator cuff injury.
• Construction jobs. Business such as carpentry or house painting require repetitive arm motions, often overhead, that can damage the rotator cuff over time.
• Family history. There may be a genetic chip involved with rotator cuff injuries as they appear to occur more commonly in some families.

Difficulties:

Without treatment, rotator cuff disease may cause permanent stiffness or weakness and may cause progressive degeneration of the shoulder joint.
Although relaxing your shoulder is important for your recovery, keeping your shoulder immobilized for a prolonged time can cause the connective tissue enclosing the joint to become thickened and tight (firm shoulder).