Rotator Cuff Muscle Strain

Supraspinatus, teres minor, subscapularis and infraspinatus are the muscles that make up the rotator cuff and which in turn help to stabilise the glenohumeral (shoulder joint). Rotator cuff injuries are either due to either damage or inflammation to the muscle or tendon.

How to tell if you have a rotator cuff muscle strain

You experience:

  • Pain in the area or a particular pain point
  • Pain which is easily located

And, in chronic cases:

  • Pain accompanied by weakness
  • Raising the arm is difficult
  • The development of other impingement syndromes