Whether it is the sport you play, or the job you perform, if it involves repeated overhead motions, chances are that you may hear about rotator cuff injuries. The rotator cuff is a group of four muscles and tendons that control the movement of your shoulder joint. These muscles form a cuff around your upper arm bone’s head so that it remains firmly fitted within the socket, allowing for the shoulder’s rotational movement.
Your rotator cuff muscles help you control your shoulder movements and prevent the joint from dislocating. Seek timely treatment if you experience any of the symptoms mentioned earlier, and don’t ignore chronic pain. Do not try self-treatment by resting your arm for extended periods of time because that could lead to a painful condition, called frozen shoulder (thickening of the tissue that connects and encloses the joint).
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