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Rotator Cuff

What is a Rotator Cuff?

The shoulder complex consists of a collection, of rotator cuff muscles and tendons that provide movement and stability to the glenohumeral joint in the shoulder, these muscles and tendons connect the humerus (upper arm) to the scapula (shoulder blade) for movement. The complexity of the rotator cuff anatomy and functions make the rotator cuff tendons vulnerable to substantial morbidity. (Radiol, J. 2014)

The muscles of the rotator cuff are:

1.    Supraspinatus - is an initiator of abduction and acts throughout the range of abduction of the shoulder motion
2.    Infraspinatus -  lies below the scapula spine and is an external rotator of the shoulder
3.    Teres Minor - lies below the scapula spine and is also an external rotator of the shoulder
4.    Subscapularis - is the main internal rotator of the shoulder with the largest and strongest cuff muscle, providing 53% of total cuff strength.

  • The most common symptom is pain in the associated area which is some cases can travel down to the elbow
  • A weakness of the shoulder may also be noticed  that may cause difficulty in reaching overhead or carrying weight
  • Sports injury or incorrect handling of heavyweight is usually the main cause
  • Most injuries can be treated with rest for the area and refraining from strenuous exercise of the shoulder area for a period of time
  • Surgery may be required in severe cases to treat the damaged tendons
  • Lift weights up with extra care
  • While lifting weight make sure your posture is correct

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