BayCare Clinic Minute: Rotator cuff injuries

Hello and welcome to the BayCare Clinic
Minute! Today we’re discussing rotator cuff injuries, Dr. Schock. Thank you, the rotator cuff is
the key element or the responsible group of muscles for the
basis of shoulder function. Having a functioning rotator cuff
is very critical to anything that you’re doing with our upper extremities.
Rotator cuff injuries can occur a number of different ways. Commonly will see throwing injuries, slip and falling on the ice during the
wintertime. Sometimes during weightlifting, somebody suddenly has their arm pulled behind their back. We’ve even seen people
who have been walking their dog, then the dog all of a sudden sees the squirrel
and goes running the wrong direction, and you have an injury to your
rotator cuff. Again, it often can be a subtle injury if something’s not right
in your shoulder, you should get it evaluated. A rotator cuff is something that from a physical therapy standpoint, there’s a lot of things that we can do
to correct a rotator cuff that’s functioning appropriately.
Thank you! That’s our time, we’ll see you again soon.

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