Test Your Rotator Cuff

Test Your Rotator Cuff

Are you dealing with a rotator cuff injury? If you answered yes, don't worry! Regardless of the severity of your rotator cuff injury, there is a solution out there for you. We have helped thousands of people with rotator cuff issues, it just comes down to quality education and exercises. Watch the full video as Craig goes over a sample shoulder pain case with Arash as his patient to discuss different presentations of rotator cuff injuries as well as demonstrate different movements and tests we use to investigate the rotator cuff. You'll also learn exercises you can perform to determine if and what rotator cuff muscle tendon may be contributing to your issue.   A rotator cuff injury is an insult to the muscle or tendon associated with either the supraspinatus, infraspinatus, subscapularis, and/or teres minor muscles. The most common complaints associated with rotator cuff issues are pain and weakness. If you see a doctor you might hear things such as a rotator cuff strain or tendinitis. If you end up getting imaging such as an MRI - you may read and hear things such as a full-thickness tear, partial-thickness tear, tendinosis of the supraspinatus tendon, or calcific tendinopathy. You may even hear things that seem unrelated such as bursitis, impingement, or muscle atrophy and fatty degeneration.   This can sound scary and make you feel completely overwhelmed. However, no matter what any doctor says or an MRI report says, you have options and you have reasons to be optimistic!   DISCLAIMER: This video is purely for educational purposes. These tests and exercises are not fail-proof for diagnosing or fixing rotator cuff issues – it is more complex than this. Remember, a rotator cuff tear does not equate to pain 100% of the time. More importantly – you should invest your time and energy into addressing your functional limitations (which we cover below) as this will improve your shoulder versus searching for a label.
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