Date : 01-03-2018
In 2013, almost 2 million people in the US visit their doctors because of a rotator cuff problem. Rotator Cuff Tear is the common cause of pain and disability among adults. Your shoulder can be weakened by a torn rotator cuff which turns many daily activities, like dressing, combing hair painful and difficult to do.
The rotator cuff is the most important muscle group of the shoulder. It is responsible for smooth movements of the shoulder joint, particularly elevation & rotations. The rotator cuff tendons cover the head of the humerus, helping you to raise and rotate your arm. When one or more of the rotator cuff tendons is torn, the tendon no longer fully attaches to the head of the humerus, and it will affect the shoulder movements.
Injury and degeneration are the two main causes of Rotator Cuff Tear
Symptoms of Rotator Cuff Tear
Common symptoms of Rotator Cuff tear includes,
- severe Pain at rest and at night, especially when lying on the affected shoulder
- Pain occurs on lifting and lowering your arm or some other movements
- Weakness when lifting or rotating your arm
- When moving your shoulder in certain positions, crackling sensations will occur.
- Medical History and Physical Examination
- Imaging Tests
2. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or ultrasound
A rotator cuff tear can get larger over time. The goal of any treatment is to reduce pain and restore function. There are several treatment options for a rotator cuff tear, and it will differ for every person. There are both nonsurgical and surgical treatments which depend on the patient's condition. Where nonsurgical treatments include, proper rest, Activity modification, Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medication, Strengthening exercises and physical therapy, Steroid injection.
Dr. Raju Easwaran MS, best orthopedic surgeon Delhi at Shree Meenakshi Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Clinic provides the proper diagnosis and treatments for Rotator Cuff tear with advanced technologies.
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