Rotator Cuff Tendonitis:

Did you ever ask yourself: “What is rotator cuff tendonitis?” or “How did I get rotator cuff tendonitis?”; or perhaps, “How did I get rotator cuff tendonitis?”  You are not alone with these questions.  Do you know the various treatments and exercises that are available to you short of opting for painful and long recovery times from surgery?

The muscles that act as primary movers of the shoulder

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The rotator cuff is made up of four muscles to move our shoulder in various directions, and act like the strings of the marionette. More specifically, it suspends our humeral head in proper position in the glenoid fossa during active movement. When the rotator cuff becomes insufficient, or is not functioning optimally, the humeral head can migrate superiorly or upward, crushing or impinging the tendons of the rotator cuff. The purpose of the rotator cuff is to pull the humeral head down, as well as rotation of the humeral head, clearing the humeral head from the subacromial arch. When the rotator cuff fails from muscle insufficiency, injury, or overuse, further tissue destruction can occur….More at Cornerstone Physical Therapy in Clark advises shoulder preparation important … – Suburban News

Rotator Cuff Treatments:

Conservative treatment for rotator cuff tendinitis and impingement will include modalities to decrease pain and inflammation, manual intervention to restore range of motion and mechanics of the joints that make up the shoulder complex, and therapeutic exercises to increase strength and improve overall function…More at Cornerstone Physical Therapy in Clark advises shoulder preparation important … – Suburban News

Exercises to Improve Rotator Cuff Symptoms:

Before considering surgery to repair your rotator cuff injury, perhaps you should try some exercises that may help strengthen your shoulder as well as help decrease the painful symptoms you might be feeling.  Here is a sample video to get you started.