The rotator cuff is a group of muscles and tendons that covers the top of the upper arm bone (humerus) and holds it in place in the shoulder joint. It allows the arm to rotate at the shoulder joint. Rotator cuff tears are a common source of shoulder pain.
Most rotator cuff tears are the result of overuse of the muscles and tendons or they are caused by an injury. Determining if a tear is the cause of your pain depends on the symptoms of your condition. An orthopedic doctor can help you determine the source of the pain. Below are some of the signs doctors look for when diagnosing a rotator cuff tear.
Inability to Perform Normal Tasks
Abnormal Test Results
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