Rotator Cuff Tear Treatment
What is a Rotator Cuff Tear
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.