Rotator Cuff Function

Shoulder Pain Burlington…Again!

We’ve done a few blogs on the rotator cuff. Either it’s because we like writing about the shoulder or a lot of people in Burlington have shoulder pain. Regardless, this week’s blog will clarify a very important function of the rotator cuff for our readers (including our Burlington patients)…compression and depression. Shoulder Pain We frequently…

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Shoulder Anatomy

Our Burlington Physiotherapy and Chiropractic clinic treats lots of different conditions and injuries affecting any joint, muscle, tendon or ligament in the body (more or less). Shoulder pain and shoulder injuries are among the most common conditions. For the next few weeks, we’re going to focus our blogs on shoulder pain, its causes, treatment options…

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Shoulder Physiotherapy in Burlington

Baseball Shoulder

It seems that over the last decade more and more research is being published on the role of the scapula (shoulder blade) in athletic shoulder injuries.  Perhaps it is safe to say that in the past, most of the research was focused on the more obvious, common structures that get damaged in the shoulder as…

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Rotator Cuff Degeneration

Many people don’t realize that our shoulder muscles (in particular the rotator cuff muscles) can wear down with time. The concept of rotator cuff degeneration is now a well established explanation for shoulder pain for many patients over the age of 40. Rotator Cuff Injury is Progressive There are different theories as to how the…

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Rotator Cuff Tear

So you have a sore, painful shoulder and you’ve been told it’s a rotator cuff tear. But what does that mean? How do you treat a torn rotator cuff muscle? How do you know if your rotator cuff is torn? Let’s start with the basics… What is a rotator cuff tear? A rotator cuff tear…

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Shoulder Pain

The rotator cuff is a general term used to describe four muscles in the shoulder that lie deep to the deltoid muscles. These muscles include the infraspinatus, supraspinatus, teres minor and subscapularis. Of these muscles, the supraspinatus is the most commonly injured. Supraspinatus Tendon The supraspinatus muscle is located on the top and back of…

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Supraspinatus Tear

The supraspinatus, infraspinatus, teres minor and subscapularis muscles are often referred to as the rotator cuff muscles. Injury to the rotator cuff musculature is one of the more common conditions affecting the shoulder, ranging from mild strains to complete tendon rupture. Symptoms of Supraspinatus Tear Rotator cuff injury (including rotator cuff tear) can cause significant…

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