Every person with a shoulder has what’s called the “rotator cuff” which is comprised of 4 muscles – supraspinatus, infraspinatus, teres minor, and subscapularis. When one of these muscles has a tear it can cause pain, dysfunction at the shoulder, and loss of strength. This can be challenging for the patient that uses their shoulders and arms for their job or at the gym.
How Physical Therapy Helps Rotator Cuff Tear
Rotator cuff tears can heal without needing any surgical intervention. Depending on the size of the tear and how early we address the tear we can allow the muscle to regenerate and heal on its own. This is done by completing a thorough PT exam to determine what truly caused the tear. Often the thoracic spine and scapula are lacking in mobility with patients that have suffered a rotator cuff tear. Call us today to find out how we can help you eliminate pain quickly and get back to what you love to do!