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Rotator Cuff Tendon Injury

Shoulder Injury

Rotator Cuff Tendon Injury – One Of The Most Common Shoulder Injuries

One of the most common injuries to the shoulder is a rotator cuff injury. There are many causes for rotator cuff damage and Physiotherapists at Physiotherapy Professionals Parramatta will help you diagnose your injury and best management

Common causes for rotator cuff and shoulder pain:

  • Hunched shoulders due to poor posture
  • Tight chest muscles
  • Weak shoulder blade stability muscles
  • Poor sporting techniques
  • Falls onto outstretched hands
  • Repetitive over head lifting and carrying

The above mentioned reasons can irritate or damage the tendons of the rotator cuff preventing correct shoulder movement patterns. As these external pressures continually damage your tendons, it eventually develops into a tear.

Rotator Cuff Surgery

The repair process after shoulder reconstruction surgery can often be difficult, slow and confusing. Physiotherapists at Physiotherapy Professionals Parramatta have extensive experience in assisting people through their recover and progressing the rehabilitation as required. In the event of surgery to repair your rotator cuff tendons, post-operative physiotherapy will assist to restore full range of motion of your shoulder.

Activities including sports which involve repeated overhead movements, continuous strain to the rotator cuff tendons can eventually lead to tears, pain and eventually loss of motion. Rotator cuff injury is common in athletes who swim or play tennis, golf, baseball or cricket. Painters, electricians and carpenters in the building trades are also susceptible to this type of shoulder injury.

As tendons heal, there may still be stiffness and pain in the shoulder due to scar tissue formation. To restore full motion and use of the arm, the muscles of the rotator cuff need to be slowly stretched and strengthened under guidance. Physiotherapists use the latest therapeutic techniques and exercises for shoulder injuries to help you return to full strength and range of motion.