Rotator Cuff Injury

A Rotator Cuff Injury involves damage or strain to any of the group of muscles and tendons that are responsible for rotating the shoulder joint. These injuries can range from mild inflammation to a complete tear and often result from overuse, repetitive motion, or acute trauma.

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                How To Help With Your Pain

    • Activity Modification: Avoid activities that worsen the pain for 14 days. Modify movements such as heavy lifting and overhead movements that could strain the shoulder further.
    • Cold and Heat Therapy: Apply ice packs for about 15-20 minutes several times a day to reduce inflammation initially. After 72 hours, switch to heat therapy to promote blood flow and relax muscles.
    • Exercises: Engage in gentle exercises to strengthen the shoulder to regain movement and flexibility, as well as encouraging the muscle to repair.
    • Avoid Lifting or Overhead Activities: Minimise heavy lifting and overhead movements that could strain the shoulder further for 14 days.
    • Taping: Strapping / Taping the shoulder can make it feel more supported, and offload the dull heavy ache, this can be done by a professional such as ourselves who are trained to tape the shoulder most effectively for you or you can follow the below link for assistance on self-taping methods.

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How Lincs Injury Can Help You

  • Accurate Diagnosis: Ensures an accurate diagnosis and determination of the extent of the injury, whether it’s a strain, inflammation, or a tear. To help guide your rehabilitation journey. If needed, we can refer you for a scan, in severe cases, surgical intervention or injection therapy may be needed to address a rotator cuff tear.
  • Treatment Plan: Receive tailored treatment plan for you, to get you back to the fitness that you had before, that includes specific exercises, hands-on therapy, taping physical therapy.
  • Prevent Chronic Issues: Addressing the injury early can prevent the development of chronic shoulder pain and potential long-term mobility issues.