Rotator Cuff Tear

What are the risk factors?

  • Age. As you get older, your risk of a rotator cuff injury increases. Rotator cuff tears are most common in people older than 40.
  • Certain Sports. Athletes who regularly use repetitive motions, such as tennis players, have a greater risk of having a rotator cuff injury.
  • Certain Jobs. Carpenters, painters and other tradesman, who also use repetitive motions, have an increased risk of injury.
28 April, 2012