Rotator Cuff Strain

Rotator Cuff Strain involves damage to one or more of the muscles that surround the shoulder joint.

They are nearly always traumatic in origin and caused by the joint being stretched beyond its normal range of movement.

Predictably many sprains occur during sport or during activities which result in a fall, collision or awkward landing.


The following symptoms are associated with a rotator cuff strain:

  • Pain, swelling and redness around the affected area.
  • Difficulty moving or raising the arm.
  • Loss of strength and pain when attempting to grip, lift or carry everyday objects.
  • Some associated neck stiffness, headache or backache.


Rotator cuff strains in most cases are not serious. However, they can result in stiffness and reduced mobility if left untreated.

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