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Rotator Cuff Injury – Diagnosis & Treatment

A rotator cuff is a cluster of tendons and muscles located on the top, back, and front of the shoulder joint. It is responsible for holding and stabilizing the shoulder. Repetitive movements, such as arm swinging or reaching overhead, would lead to progressive damage and acute injury. Over time, rotator cuff injuries might happen. In this article, we will take a look at some diagnostic techniques and treatment options for this condition.

Rotator Cuff Injury Diagnosis

At-Home Tests

Some at-home tests can be done to assess your rotator cuff injury. These include the empty can test, lift-off test, or resistance testing. If you feel pain or discomfort while doing these tests, then it might indicate some problems with your rotator cuff. Make sure to visit the hospital to seek proper treatments. A doctor might repeat these steps during your appointment to find out the underlying causes. [1]