The rotator cuff is a group of tendons that connect the four upper shoulder muscles to the bone. This group of extremely thick tissues allow the muscle to life and rotate the bone of the upper arm (humerus). The muscles of the Rotator Cuff are: Subscapularis, Supraspinatus, Infraspinatus and Teres Minor.
Part of the tendon is located under part of the shoulder blade (acromion) and in this area tissues are vulnerable to damage. A tear can result from a single trauma to the shoulder or a gradual development, resulting in a painful and weak shoulder. Other causes include:
Our sports therapist will perform an examination and will take a detailed history about the condition, some tests will aim to replicate the pain and symptoms you are experiencing. The therapist will check for muscle imbalance, weakness, abnormalities and use special tests which will confirm or deny a true diagnoses.
At Complete Chiropractic our team of Sports Therapist will provide individual treatment to suit your needs which will involve:
The aim of our Sports therapy treatment is to speed up your recovery from injury and prevent the tendonitis from reoccurring. The main benefits of Sports therapy treatment are: