What is the rotator cuff?

The rotator cuff is a series of muscles in the shoulder that allows us to throw a ball, comb hair, reach behind us and hold a container and then pour.

What causes rotator cuff impingement and tendonitis?

Frequently the muscles can become inflamed without a tear because of friction with the surrounding bone or with overuse.

What are common treatments?

Conservative treatment is usually indicated and with the proper anti-inflammatories and exercises, surgery can be avoided.

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