The rotator cuff is a term to describe a group of four small muscles that assist the shoulder (humeral head) staying in an optimal position as it is moved in all directions. Injuries to these muscles can either occur over time or suddenly. These complaints are commonly seen in people who perform overhead activities such as throwing or lifting. Symptoms can range from being sharp and dull, with patients having a catching point during movement that results in discomfort in the top/posterior-lateral part of the shoulder.
Melbourne CBD physiotherapists can assist in the diagnosis of rotator cuff injuries. Our team will provide evidence based practice for the conservative management of rotator cuff injuries or can organise a referral to a specialist, if required.