Rotator Cuff Injury: What is It and How to Recovery Without Surgery?
Shoulder pain and restricted shoulder range of motion can be due to a rotator cuff injury. A rotator cuff injury causes shoulder joint instability or leads to internal derangement of the shoulder. Shoulder joint dysfunction and dysfunction is responsible for the majority of pain in shoulders. COmmon findings with joint dysfunction are a limited range of motion, the aches, and pain in the shoulder joint. Impingement of the supraspinatus tendon occurs subacromial space.
The subacromial space is located under the acromion and above the glenohumeral joint. Shoulder impingement syndrome present with:
- Capsular tightness
- Abnormal shoulder joint translation
- Reduced strength
- Abnormal scapular movement (scapular dyskinesis)
Also, an impingement syndrome in the shoulder can cause problems in the neck, upper back, between the shoulder blades. Therefore, it is critical to get your shoulders assessed as soon as possible. Neglecting minor shoulder issues are the main reason why so many have shoulder surgery.
Causes of a Rotator Cuff Injury
Rotator cuff injury is prevalent among athletes that participate in overhead activities. Athletic activities such as swimming, throwing and racquet sport are culprits in rotator cuff injury. Chronic and untreated shoulder joint malpositioning (subluxation) predisposes your rotator cuffs to injury. Instability of the shoulder joint due to recurrent subluxation will further weaken the shoulder. A weak shoulder is readily susceptible to injuries. Those with a supraspinatus injury may feel a palpatory tenderness over the supraspinatus tendon near its insertion site on the shoulder. A painful arc may be reported when the patient is actively lifting up the arm from the side of the body.
The shoulder pain normally will be more intense around 60 to 120 degrees of abduction as the sub-acromial space becomes narrower when the head of the humerus approximates the acromioclavicular joint. This will result in further impingement of the supraspinatus tendon and the surrounding soft tissues. Pain and weakness of the rotator cuff muscles can be reproduced by applying a resistance force while the patient actively contracts the muscles to create movement at the shoulder joint.
Rotator cuff injuries can be an acute, chronic or acute exacerbation of a chronic condition. Shoulder pain with sudden onset may be a muscle strain, labral damage, partial or complete tear of the tendon of the rotator cuffs. Rotator cuff tendons with disorganized matrix and scar tissue tend to be weaker, and they are more prone to injury. This can lead to swelling, inflammation, and pain in the shoulder joint. MRI of the shoulder joint is useful in determining the location of the tear or other abnormalities in the rotator cuff muscles.
Best Treatment option for a Rotator Cuff Injury
As with any injury, the best method of care is targeted non-surgical treatments. Surgical interventions are short lived. In fact, those that have opted for an invasive procedure often have a recurrence of shoulder pain for repeated injuries. The recurrence of symptoms following a surgical intervention is almost always due to the scar tissues left behind from the surgical procedure. Therefore, seek conservative treatment options for your rotator cuff injury that do not include surgical interventions
In our centers, we have clinical physiotherapists and the best teams of Chiropractors in Malaysia who have combined their skills, knowledge, and experience to bring you the best of the non-operative treatments for a rotator cuff injury. Best of all, the care we provide is painless. In addition to chiropractic and physiotherapy, our clinical research-based teams will utilize specialized therapy devices to help your recovery. Visit one of our centers to discover the best non-invasive rotator cuff injury treatment in Malaysia.