Rotator cuff injury involves injury to one or multiple muscles which forms the rotator cuff. There can be a partial or complete tear. Partial tears are mostly managed conservatively but complete tears need surgical interventions whichdepends on specialist’s decision.
The common causes are sports injury, heavy lifting or overloading the joint, soft tissue injury due to MVA etc.
It causes pain, swelling, loss of mobility, painful movements, weakness in the muscle, difficulty using the Shoulder.
Partial tears are managed conservatively and physiotherapy can help to manage pain, improve mobility, improve strength and eventually function to return to daily activities.
Full tears may need surgical intervention and then a post-surgical physiotherapy to return to daily activities.