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Rotator cuff tears are intensely painful injuries to the rotator cuff area, which is a group of muscles in the shoulder that allows you to make a wide range of movements. While a minor rotator cuff tear can be treated in various ways, a severely torn rotator cuff often requires surgery for a full recovery.

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Shoulder impingement is a condition that affects the function of the shoulder joint, primarily involving the rotator cuff and the muscles and tendons in the area. Also called shoulder impingement syndrome, it refers to the irritation of tendons or bursa (small fluid sacs) that can occur when rubbing against the shoulder blade. Shoulder impingement is…

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You can prevent further damage to your rotator cuff by recognizing symptoms of a serious injury and contacting your doctor. Your rotator cuff consists of four separate muscles that come together over your shoulder joint. Unfortunately, there are many ways in which a shoulder can be injured, including tendonitis, arthritis, falls, athletic activities, bone spurs,…

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