Rotator Cuff Injuries
The term rotator cuff refers to the tissue that surrounds the shoulder joint.
Injury to this area can be severely painful and debilitating.
This group of muscles and tendons function as protection for your shoulder joint, and ensure that the ball and socket mechanism stays intact.
Rotator cuff injuries occur most frequently in people who repeatedly perform overhead motions in their jobs or sports. Examples include painters, carpenters, and people who play baseball or tennis. The risk of rotator cuff injury also increases with age.
A rotator cuff injury can cause a dull ache in the shoulder, which often worsens when you try to sleep on the involved side. Ensuring proper, balanced musculoskeletal function through periodic spinal assessments can prevent this type of injury.