Rotator cuff tears are some of the most common shoulder injuries in older adults. They can be a source of tremendous shoulder pain and weakness.
Many people dealing with a rotator cuff tear don’t remember a specific injury that started their pain. They just notice a nagging pain reaching overhead, out away from their body or reaching behind their back. They also notice weakness with activities overhead and away from their body.
Not every person with a rotator cuff tear needs surgery. In this video, I discuss common signs and symptoms but also how we can try to help people overcome their shoulder pain. I also discuss when surgery to repair the torn tendon can be necessary and what that surgery involves.
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