Everything you need to know about Rotator Cuff Injury

Having a lot of movement in our shoulders allows us to reach, climb and swim. However, having this much movement means the shoulder is very likely to become injured. The rotator cuff is a group of four muscles (Supraspinatus, Infraspinatus, Teres Minor, Subscapularis) around the shoulder that help the bone stay in its socket during movement, which prevents it from becoming dislocated.

Rotator cuff injuries are often a feeling of pain or weakness with shoulder movements. A few common symptoms are:

  • Pain creeping into the neck area or down the arm
  • Numbness or pins and needles in the arm or hand
  • Difficulty washing your hair, or reach above your head or behind your back

A few different types of shoulder injuries are: shoulder tendonitis, bursitis, and impingement. All of these problems are reversible injuries that can be improved through kinesiology treatment. If you are feeling shoulder pain it’s best to book with one of our registered kinesiologists at Fleming Fitness for an assessment. Depending on the cause of your pain, you may be told to do a few of the following things:

  • Stretching
  • Strength exercises
  • Manual therapy
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Trigger point massage

Contact us to find out more about our kinesiology services offered at Fleming Fitness for injury rehab!

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