What are rotator cuff tears?

The rotator cuff is a group of four tendons that cover the head of the humerus (upper end of the arm). The rotator cuff tendons help lift and rotate the arm at the shoulder joint. A rotator cuff tear is a common injury in repetitive overhead activity sports such as volleyball, baseball and tennis and in occupations that require lifting the arms over the head. This type of injury occurs when the tendons become partially or completely frayed or damaged.

What are the symptoms of a rotator cuff tear?

  • Deep dull ache in the shoulder
  • Arm weakness
  • Pain that disturbs your sleep, particularly if you lie on your shoulder
  • Difficulty reaching behind your back or raising your arm
  • Inability to lift things as you normally do
  • Clicking or popping when you move your arm
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What treatment options are available?

If the symptoms persist, it is recommended to schedule a consultation for rotator cuff treatment in Los Angeles with Dr. Yoon. A comprehensive evaluation will be performed and a treatment plan can then be discussed based on the findings.

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