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Rotator Cuff Injuries

young adult holding shoulder in painThe rotator cuff is made up of four muscles around the shoulder that help the shoulder rotate and help stabilize the ball within the socket of the shoulder.

Repetitive movements like throwing, playing tennis, doing overhead sports, or doing repetitive overhead work can force the muscles of your shoulder to work harder than normal. As a result, you may experience tendinitis, a tear, or muscle strain.

You may feel pain around the shoulder joint while reaching overhead, stretching your arms out in front of you, extending your arms behind your back, or putting on a coat.

Healing and Strengthening Soft Tissues

At Dearborn Health, we use various therapies to help rotator cuff injuries heal. We’ll start with therapeutic exercises to develop strength around the shoulder and help you work on your posture. Our physiotherapists will also work with you on range of motion exercises and hands-on manual therapy techniques.

Laser therapy, acupuncture, and ultrasound may also help. Laser boosts your recovery by emitting a light wave into the tissue, which stimulates the release of key cells to help with healing. Acupuncture triggers the immune response to affected tissues. This technique brings more blood into damaged areas and causes healing molecules to rush in.

How to Prevent Injury

If you do a lot of overhead motions, it’s important to strengthen your shoulders and do stability exercises. We can help you train for improved rotation and global movements by teaching you specific exercises for your individual condition, enhancing your strength, and range of motion decreases the likelihood of injury, even if you play an overhead sport.

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