Shoulder pain can disrupt your daily life, making simple tasks like reaching overhead, lifting objects, sleeping, or driving, . Identifying the root cause of your shoulder pain is the first step in finding relief and appropriate treatment.
One common cause of shoulder pain is rotator cuff injuries, which can manifest as strains or tears. In this blog post, we will delve into the intricacies of the difference between rotator cuff strains from tears, equipping you with the proper knowledge toward the right treatment option.
The rotator cuff refers to a group of four muscles located in the shoulder joint. These muscles form a cuff-like structure that envelops the head of the upper arm bone (humerus) and helps to hold it securely within the shoulder socket (glenoid). The four muscles that make up the rotator cuff are the following:
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