Common Issues - Rotator Cuff Tendonitis

What is the rotator cuff?
The rotator cuff is the group of four tendons that stabilize the shoulder joint.  The tendons hook to the four muscles that move the shoulder in various directions.

- Rotator cuff tendonitis is one of the most common causes of shoulder pain. 
- The rotator cuff can be injured by degeneration, inflammation or trauma.
- Diagnosis can be confirmed by your physical therapist
- Treatment depends on the severity of the injury

Rotator Cuff injury symptoms may include:
- Pain and tenderness in your shoulder, especially when reaching overhead, reaching behind your back, lifting, pulling or sleeping on the    
  affected side.
- Shoulder weakness
- Loss of range of motion
- Inclination to keep your shoulder inactive