Rotator Cuff Treatment Options
Our specialist team, conveniently located for St. Augustine residents, provides a full range of interventions, which have been shown to have a positive impact on rotator cuff injuries. From effective medical procedures for pain control through to therapy and exercise to improve joint range, we can provide a good selection of management techniques. We can also suggest ways to modify your daily routine and provide suitable aids to reduce the impact the rotator cuff injury has on your everyday routine. To find out more about the treatment options we offer across St. Augustine, Orange Park and Jacksonville, FL, call us at (904) 783-0008.
Responsible for helping to rotate and lift the upper arm, the rotator cuff muscles also stabilize the shoulder joint. When the shoulder is injured, either due to an acute trauma or chronic wear and tear, this group of four small muscles is frequently damaged. A fall can commonly result in rotator cuff injuries, as people instinctively put out their hands to reduce impact, potentially sending a damaging level of force into the shoulder joint. For some Jacksonville, FL, residents, as aging occurs, the shoulder can become more vulnerable to injury, with rotator cuff problems developing gradually due to repeated chronic damage caused by everyday activities.
Symptoms of Rotator Cuff Injuries
The main symptom of rotator cuff injuries is pain in the shoulder, which radiates out into the arm or across the back. The pain may be made worse by attempting specific activities – for example attempting to raise the arm, pick up a weight or keep the arm above the head. In addition to pain, many Orange Park, FL residents who visit us with an injured rotator cuff may experience:
- Limited range of movement
- Muscle weakness
- Joint instability
Rotator cuff problems can have a significant effect on a range of daily living activities, impairing the ability to drive, carry groceries, get dressed and complete a number of other routine tasks.