Rotator Cuff Tear

What are the symptoms of a Rotator Cuff Tear?

  • Pain and tenderness
    • The pain around your shoulder, usually around the side or front
    • It is worsened when reaching overhead or behind your back. Activities such as combing your hair, hanging up the washing or doing up a bra may be extremely difficult.
    • As the symptoms worsen, you may have difficulty sleeping, especially on the affected side.
  • Shoulder weakness
    • You may experience difficulty moving your arm, especially when trying to lift it
    • Many people find it hard to lift their arm above shoulder height
  • Shoulder stiffness
    • You may be restricted in how far your arm can move.

28 April, 2012