The rotator cuff is a group of four muscles and tendons in your shoulder. The job of this structure is to hold your upper arm bone in the shoulder socket. However, there are many actions that can cause the rotator cuff to tear. In fact, there are two specific groups of people that are more likely to need torn rotator cuff treatment.
1. Players of certain sports
People who play certain sports are one group that may be more likely to need treatment for a torn rotator cuff. This is true because the rotator cuff is highly stressed by the overhead movements used by many athletes.
For instance, baseball pitchers place a high level of stress on their rotator cuff every time they throw a pitch. Quarterbacks in football are also at higher risk of tearing a rotator cuff because of all the throwing they do. Tennis players also place a significant amount of stress on their rotator cuff, and this stress is the result of two factors. One factor is the force at which the tennis ball hits the racket, and the other is the stress that overhand hits place on the rotator cuff.
2. Construction workers
Another group of people that are more likely to need torn rotator cuff treatment is construction workers. In fact, there are many types of construction workers who perform repetitive and stressful overhead movements, and these movements may increase their risk of developing a rotator cuff tear.
For example, painters spend a large amount of time working with their arms over their heads. This is also true of workers such as carpenters, drywall hangers and electricians. Besides repetitive overhead movements, all these workers also have to lift objects that place a lot of stress on the rotator cuff. Unfortunately, many workers don’t realize that they’ve lifted something too heavy until they injure their rotator cuff.
Continuum Wellness can help you find torn rotator cuff treatment
Our team at Continuum Wellness is well aware that there are groups of people at greater risk of developing a torn rotator cuff. If you’ve injured your rotator cuff, we can build a personalized physical therapy plan to treat this injury. Our rotator cuff treatment plans often include therapy methods such as:
- Targeted strengthening exercises
- Electrical stimulation
- Joint mobilization
- Manual Therapy
- Work reconditioning
Thanks to these and other physical therapy methods, our treatment plans may offer you several benefits. For instance, they’re designed to reduce your pain, increase shoulder mobility and decrease your recovery time.
Are you ready to take the next step to find effective treatment for your injury? Contact our team today for more information or to schedule an initial appointment.