Rotator Cuff Injuries
Rotator cuff pain is usually due to an injury of the muscles of the rotator cuff and/or the structures being surrounded by the cuff muscles. There are 4 muscles that comprise the rotator cuff. They are the Supraspinatous, Infraspinatous, Teres Minor, and Subscapularis but equally important are the capsule and labrum. Significant pain can develop when any one or a combination of structures have been damaged. Common causes of damage are falls, lifting injuries, repetitive motions, and sports such as Tennis, Volleyball, Swimming etc. Treatment requires a thorough evaluation of the shoulder to determine which structures have been damaged. Active Release Techniques Soft tissue therapy is one of the most effective treatments available in diagnosing and treating rotator cuff problems.