The shoulder is at risk from injury in many activities. The rotator cuff can be injured through overuse or through trauma. Rotator cuff tendinopathy is common in overhead sports as well as any repeated manual tasks of reaching or lifting.Book A Consultation
The rotator cuff tendons are also susceptible to the process of aging. As we get older, the rotator cuff tendons degenerate and weaken. Some symptoms of the rotator cuff injury are:
Rotator cuff tears can occur if the tendons are overloaded with both repetitive tasks or a sudden movement. A rotator cuff tear can occur due to degeneration alone, or when the weakened tendons are stressed during activities or accidents. Occasionally a calcium deposit may form in the rotator cuff. We call this calcific tendinopathy.