The rotator cuff muscles act to stabilize and rotate the shoulder joint and can be susceptible to tendinopathy (irritation of the tendons) and tears. Of the four muscles, supraspinatus is the most commonly injured rotator cuff muscle and will most typically produce pain at the lateral shoulder that can refer down the arm.
Pain in this region is most commonly referred to as ‘shoulder impingement’ and is often thought to involve structures such as the tendon of supraspinatus, the biceps brachii long head tendon and the subacromial bursa.
If you have pain at the lateral aspect of the shoulder when lifting or reaching overhead, you may be experiencing rotator cuff tendinopathy. The good news is that progressively loading these muscles and tendons via resistance exercises helps to reduce pain and improve function.
If you are experiencing symptoms associated with an injury of the rotator cuff, this program will help reduce pain and improve your overall function.
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