The rotator cuff is a group of four muscles (the subscapularis, supraspinatus, infraspinatus, and teres minor muscles) designed to stabilize the arm bone in the shoulder joint.
A rotator cuff tear occurs when any number of the tendons are torn. A strain on the rotator cuff is irritation to the area caused by too much stress being placed on the tendons. These injuries can take place during a fall on an outstretched handover time from daily strain, a bone spur, or improper lifting of a heavy object.
You may be suffering from a rotator cuff tear or strain if you suddenly feel pain down the arm when you lift your arm overhead, reach for something heavy, or lie down on that side.
At Pain & Mobility Clinic, Birmingham we start off by looking into compensation patterns to determine the reason behind the rotator cuff injury. Once we diagnose where the pain is stemming from, we determine which postural adjustment protocal is best suited for your injury.