Shoulder problems - rotator cuff injury
Rotator cuff injury:-
The top of the humerus is held into the socket of the shoulder blade by a cuff of muscles which act as 'guy ropes' to hold the joint together. If this cuff is injured by a repetitive injury or fall, it can become very painful and the use of the shoulder will be compromised. The injury can be a minor strain or a more significant tear.
Rugby players, footballers cricketers and skiers are particularly prone to this problem and builders, decorators, plasterers also.
-Minor strains can be helped using physiotherapy to strengthen the rotator cuff, restore mobility and improve underlying postural weakness. Physiotherapist Mark Endacott is experienced in this
- More serious tears may need ultrasound or MRI scan to investigate the extent of damage. Surgical repair can be necessary.