The rotator cuff is the name for a group of four muscles that hold the top of the arm in place in the shoulder joint. The rotator cuff is comprised of four muscles - supraspinatus, infraspinatus, teres minor, and subscapularis.These muscles keep the head of the humerus (upper arm bone) in place against the shoulder blade and stabilize the back of the shoulder joint. A rotator cuff injury is an injury that occurs to one or more of these four muscles.
Rotator Cuff Tendonitis Symptoms Signs:-
Pain in over head motions, pain more acute at night, and specifically on the side of the shoulder. Tendonitis can strike at people involved in repetitive movements like tennis players.
Rotator Cuff Injury Pain Relief Prevention:-
Do regular shoulder exercises.
Take frequent breaks at work if your job requires repetitive arm and shoulder motions.
Rest your shoulder regularly during sports that require repetitive arm use.
Apply cold packs and heat pads when you experience any shoulder pain or inflammation.
Rotator Cuff Injury Home Treatments Recovery:-
Rest the shoulder. Use the arm, but do so carefully. Don't keep the shoulder still with a sling or brace. This can cause the joint to become stiff (frozen shoulder).
Use ice or heat on the shoulder, whichever feels better.
Take anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) to relieve pain and reduce swelling and inflammation. Examples include aspirin, ibuprofen (such as Advil), or naproxen (such as Aleve).
Avoid positions and activities that are uncomfortable, such as lifting or reaching overhead. Stop any activity that hurts the shoulder.