Tag Archives: rotator-cuff

Giving Shoulder Impingement Up for Lent

February 22, 2015


The denial is over and the hangover is real. The overindulgences of Mardi Gras can be felt for most of us in our waistline, which causes many to make the painful forty-day commitment to spurn all things fried or sweet. But some of us may have come out of the carnival season with not just […]

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Anatomy of the Rotator Cuff

June 11, 2012



  An injury to the rotator cuff can be very painful, not to mention make simple tasks like putting on a shirt or picking up a gallon of milk very difficult.  When I see a patient who has a torn rotator cuff, rotator cuff tendinitis, or rotator cuff “impingement,” I spend a good amount of […]

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Rotator Cuff Tears

June 11, 2010


I recently coordinated continuing education on treatment of the shoulder for physical and occupational therapists at HealthReach Rehab.  My final contribution to the courses was evidence-based treatment of rotator cuff tears.  The rotator cuff is a group of four muscles at the shoulder, named supraspinatus, infraspinatus, teres minor, and subscapularis.  The most commonly torn muscle […]

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