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Rotator Cuff Problems

The rotator cuff is a group of muscles that work together to provide the shoulder (Glenohumeral) joint with stability, helping to control the joint during movement. The rotator cuff muscles include, supraspinatus, infraspinatus, teres minor and subscapularis.

Any movement of the shoulder in excess for example, swimming, bowling in cricket, tennis can put the rotator cuff under stress causing tears/strains of the tendons/ muscles and inflammation of the joint structures and / or frozen shoulder.


Symptoms include:

  • Sudden, tearing feeling in the shoulder, followed by severe pain through the arm.
  • Limited or no movement of the shoulder due to pain or muscle spasm.
  • Severe pain for a few days.
  • Stiffness
  • Clicking sound on raising the arm.
  • Pain on arm movement
You can also have these symtoms without the tearing feeling due to muscle spam in any, some or all the rotator cuff muscles.

Osteopaths are able to treat muscle spasm and joint pain so please do not hesitate to call Back & Active Osteopaths NW3 on 020 7586 6022.

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