Shoulder & Rotator Cuff Injuries

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April 8, 2023
Tony Ly

Rotator cuff injuries are common and can affect your quality of life. A rotator cuff injury is a tear or rupture in one or more of the four muscles that form a cuff around the shoulder joint.

The four muscles that make up the rotator cuff are:

  • Supraspinatus
  • Infraspinatus
  • Teres Minor
  • Subscapularis

These Muscles are located at the top of the arm bone (humerus) and attaches to the head of your upper arm bone (ball).

The rotator cuff works in conjunction with other muscles in your body to help you move your arm. When you raise your arm up to 90 degrees from your side, it has to work hard because it is lifting something heavy. If you reach behind you with your right hand and pull up on an object that weighs 10 pounds or more, it will also have to work hard because all of its

How to Prevent a Rotator Cuff Injury

There are many ways to prevent a rotator cuff injury. One of the easiest things you can do is learn to use your shoulder muscles more efficiently. You should also avoid any exercises that put pressure on your shoulder joint, such as pushups and overhead presses.

What is the Benefit of Chiropractic Treatment For Shoulder and Rotator Cuff Injuries?

Chiropractic care can help with these injuries by realigning the spine and restoring normal function to areas of the body that may have been misaligned. If you are feeling any pains in your shoulder, please get in contact with us so our chiropractors are able to assist you.

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