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Rotator Cuff Tendons

December 27, 2011 by  
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rotator cuff tendonsWhen you suffer from any type of repetitive strain injury, one or more muscles and even perhaps a tendon becomes torn, inflamed or swollen.  A complete tear to a tendon will most likely require surgery and can only be confirmed by your doctor.

If you suffer a rotator cuff tear, your rotator cuff tendons may require inspection by your local GP to rule out a complete tear but there are other things to consider first.

Your tendons in your rotator cuff are very susceptible to injury as they are expected to function in very tight quarters with little space to move freely. If you go far and beyond your shoulder’s normal range of motion, your tendons will undergo extreme strain and pressure.   When this occurs, it’s not uncommon for the tendons grind and rub against the acromion (bony protrusion) or up against a ligament which is located in the front of your shoulder.

As you continue to perform a movement or action that forces your shoulder to go past it’s normal range of motion, the constant bumping or grinding of tendons can cause inflammation of your rotator cuff which can develop into further complications.

A torn rotator cuff, sometimes referred to as rotator cuff tendonitis, is one of the most commonly reported injuries to the shoulder region and seen in doctor’s offices each year. Because your rotator cuff in made up of four muscles, it also had four tendons to attach these muscles to the bones. Many rotator cuff suffers will experience damage to both the muscles and tendons themselves.  Of the four muscles in the rotator cuff, the Supraspinatus muscle is where most tears are reported, as this muscle sits and inserts at the head of your humerus bone(aka upper arm bone).

You must be warned that if your rotator cuff tear is so severe or you’ve waited many years to treat it, it may be way beyond rehab or repair. In the most extreme cases, less than 5%, your rotator cuff tendons and muscles may have undergone such an extraordinary degree of angulation and retraction, that even surgery won’t be able to fix it.

Many people who suffer a more serious rotator cuff injury get to that stage simply because they tend to re-injure and aggravate their rotator cuff by doing too many things too much and too soon before the rotator cuff has fully recovered to it’s normal functioning state.

For example, performing everyday tasks or chores with too much force can give way to another tear of the tendons which may be in the “repair phase”. Some other examples can include lifting heavy objects overhead or with arms extended out in front of you, participating in sports that involve excessive arm rotation or arm follow through, and/or poor nutriton.

If you’ve had other shoulder injures such as frozen shoulder, bursitis or a shoulder impingement, then you are at a higher risk of suffering a rotator cuff tear. If you’ve recently had shoulder surgery, your tendons can become too weak for the stitches to hold or the stitches themselves break.

Your risk of re-injuring your rotator cuff tendons will depend on how large and the size of your first tear. A small tear to the tendon is considered anything under 4 cms and anything over 4 cms is considered a large tear.

In a worse case scenario, you may incur a re-tear after surgical treatment of your first tear, and this can make you hit rock bottom.  You may become discouraged and feel as if you are starting from step one.

If you don’t have the money to shell out for rotator cuff surgery, you may want to investigate in home rotator cuff treatments.  Many people who suffer from a rotator cuff injury are unaware of this option and think their only option to expensive physical therapy or surgery.  This is not the case!

To be straight up front with you, a rotator cuff injury can be healed and repaired using just 4 simple steps at home without the need for any special exercise equipment or medical gadgets.  Check out the video on the next page, where a short video tutorial will show you just how easy and fast these techniques will stop your shoulder pain!

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