Everything about the Rotator Cuff

Ever wonder what helps you to make all your arm and shoulder motions? The rotator cuff which is a group of four muscles that hold your upper arm in place in your shoulder is responsible for all the actions you are able to do using the arm and shoulders. These four muscles originate in your shoulder blade though the other end of the muscle leads to different parts of your upper arm bone. The rotator cuff is made up of the four muscles and their attached tendons.The rotator cuff almost forms a thick covering at the top of the humerus ...
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Steroid injections for Shoulder Problems

When it comes to shoulder conditions every therapy aims to keep the pain and inflammation in check and to restore to some extent the functionality as well. When the usual treatments for shoulder pain fails to yield results then the next option before resorting to surgery is taking injections that contain corticosteroids. Steroid injections especially target the pain causing areas. Injection therapy is obviously much less medically invasive when compared to surgery and results are also often felt immediately.The medicines used for the steroid injection are actually synthetic drugs that resemble cortisol, which is a hormone that is produced in ...
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The Drop Arm & Hornblower Test for Rotator cuff tears

The thing about rotator cuff tears is that they don’t have to necessarily get healed for the symptoms to disappear, they may just enlarge or stabilize in size. Most often in the case of rotator cuff tears there may not even be any shoulder pain. There are about 25 different functional diagnostic tests that can be applied to either directly prove a rotator cuff injury or these tests could help to rule out similar injuries like nerve impingement or torn labrum. Two such commonly employed shoulder tests to diagnose a torn rotator cuff is the Drop Arm Test and the ...
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Shoulder pain at Night

If your shoulder pain is one that often strikes at night robbing you off your sleep then this could be because of some serious underlying condition. Such shoulder pain that can come from 11 pm to 3 am can be so excruciating and keep you from sleeping. If this is a phenomenon that repeats itself for many continuous nights then it is important to find the root cause rather than taking it lightly. As sleep involves little or no movement in one position for several hours then this could mean extra pressure on the tendons and bursa of the shoulder ...
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The Jobe’s Test

When it comes to treating shoulder injuries, diagnosing the actual problem is key to the getting the condition treated. There are numerous clinical tests to ascertain a shoulder problem. The general treatment of shoulder injuries includes an assessment of strength, range of motion, impingement and instability and this is the reason why finding the root cause goes a long way. The commonly seen signs and symptoms of different shoulder injuries are often so similar so specific tests can be greatly helpful. There are at least 25 different such tests when it comes to diagnosing Rotator cuff problems. Jobe’s test or ...
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Diagnosing Rotator Cuff Tears

The role of the rotator cuff is to stabilize the ball and socket of the shoulder joint and this gets done with the help of a group of four muscles – the Supraspinatus, infraspinatus, teres minor and the subscapularis. When there is a tear in the body or tendon of any one of these muscles then this could lead to a rotator cuff tear. In fact, the injuries to the rotator cuff happens to be the most common among shoulder injuries. The symptoms of a torn rotator cuff muscle can be different based on which muscle is injured and how ...
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