Rotator Cuff Tear Treatment

Elite Chiropractic & Sport is located in Columbia,  Howard County happily serving all of Maryland.

Condition: Rotator Cuff Tear

Medical Name: Supraspinatus, Infraspinatus, Teres Minor or Subscapularis partial or full thickness tear.

What is it: Repetitive microtrauma or single large force to the muscle/tendons that results in a tear. This is common for professions or sports which require extensive overhead motions, like baseball, volleyball, and tennis. Degenerative tears in these muscles can happen over time from sleeping on the involved shoulder. Treatment is often necessary because the primary role of these muscles are to provide stability of the shoulder. If these injuries go untreated they can become chronic and lead to surgical intervention later in life.

Typical Tx: Range of motion and strengthening exercises of the shoulder, ice/heat/stim

How we treat it: Targeted soft tissue treatment to find and remove the adhesion or fibrotic/torn tissue, dry needling (possibly with stim), and specific exercises to improve function and regain mobility of the shoulder.

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Elite Chiropractic Regions Served

Howard County: Clarksville (21029), Columbia (21044), Cooksville (21723), Dorsey (21075), Elkridge (21075), Ellicott City (21043), Fulton (20759), Glenelg (21737), Glenwood (21738), Granite (21163), Hanover (21076), Highland (20777), Jessup (20794), Lisbon (21765), Marriottsville (21104), North Laurel (20723), West Friendship (21794), Woodbine (21797), Woodstock (21163), and more.

We also serve Arundel County, Baltimore County, and Montgomery County.

ATTENTION: We are currently open to seeing patients. For the safety of our patients and staff, we have enacted enhanced safety standards to help mitigate the risk of exposure in our office. These include: social distancing stickers to limit the number of patients in the waiting room, a sneeze guard at the front desk, laser temperature check of everyone, utilizing appropriate PPE including masks and gloves, following CDC guidelines on hand washing and social distancing, and disinfecting all treatment areas both before and after patient interaction. To schedule an appt, you may call our office or click here: Schedule Online. If you need anything else, please email us at