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