Rotator Cuff problems are common — dog common! One of the most common of these is Rotator Cuff Tendinosis. Although you may have heard it referred to as “tendinitis” your whole life, the term “Tendinosis” is much more accurate. To understand why, please visit our TENDINOSIS -vs- TENDINITIS page.
The Rotator Cuff is a group of four muscles that surround the shoulder and fire in sequence so that you can rotate your shoulder in virtually any direction. The shoulder is the most flexible joint in the body. However, in order to achieve such a high level of flexibility, something must be sacrificed — and that something is stability. Increased flexibility unfortunately means that the shoulder is also the most unstable joint in the body as well.
This instability puts the shoulder at risk for several bad things. some of these are things that I cannot help with — large bone spurs, dislocations, tears of the labrum, etc. However, many shoulder problems respond extremely well to the TISSUE REMODELING TREATMENT that I have been doing for the last decade. Some of the shoulder problems I can typically help people with include FASCIAL ADHESIONS, PULLED MUSCLES, DEGENERATIVE ARTHRITIS, TENDINOPATHIES (sometimes these are called “impingements), and even many cases of “torn” ROTATOR CUFFS..
Although there are four muscles that make up the Rotator Cuff (Supraspinatus, Infraspinatus, Teres Minor, and Subscapularis), most cases (research says 95% of the cases) of Rotator Cuff Tendinosis are found in the Supraspinatus Tendon. This is often called “Shoulder Impingement” and unless there are bone spurs that are chewing on the muscle, it can almost certainly be helped by our Tissue Remodeling. Bear in mind that I think the 95% figure above is too high. Although Supraspinatus Tendinosis is far and away the most common of the Rotator Cuff tendinopathies, I would estimate that more than 25% of my Rotator Cuff patients have a primary Infraspinatus problem.
ROTATOR CUFF ANATOMY
Why don’t you take two or three minutes and visit our VIDEO TESTIMONIAL PAGE devoted solely to shoulder problems.