275 Madison E 40th St.

Contact: 212-986-3888

275 Madison E 40th St.

Contact: 212-986-3888

Non-Surgical Options Torn Rotator Cuff

Damage to the rotator cuff causes significant pain. In addition to pain, an injured rotator cuff also causes disability with joint range of motion and use of the shoulder . The rotator cuff is comprised of four muscles helping to mobilize and stabilize the shoulder’s joint.

  • Supraspinatus
  • Infraspinatus
  • Subscapularis
  • Teres Minor

Torn Rotator Cuff

When rotator cuff muscles are damaged:

  • Pain and spasm limit the shoulder’s range of motion
  • The humeral head of the shoulder joint is unable to move smoothly because the muscle cannot make small adjustments
  • Fluid accumulates within the shoulder joint due to inflammation – further limiting movement
  • Arthritis and calcium deposits form to limit the shoulder’s range of motion.

Non-permanent rotator cuff damage is an annoying strain and inflammation requiring physical therapy for rehabilitation and pain reduction.

Non-Surgical Options for Torn Rotator Cuff

Spine and Sports Medicine implements physical therapy treatment with the goal of controlling pain and rejuvenating the rotator cuff’s muscle health and overall strength.

  • Ice application to decrease swelling
  • Anti-inflammatory – Tylenol, Motrin, Aleve – OTC medications to reduce pain and swelling
  • Sling for initial support of the rotator cuff until strength is reinforced through physical therapy
  • Physical Therapy and range-of-motion exercises to replenish shoulder function and strength
  • Usually, acute rotator cuff injuries require multiple physical therapy visits
  • Referral to qualified orthopedic specialist when appropriate

Non-Surgical Treatment Provider

Spine and Sports Medicine is a multidisciplinary shoulder pain treatment center specializing orthopedic injuries such as a torn rotator cuff. A comprehensive team of injury rehabilitation experts provide orthopedic pain management.

Spine and Sports Medicine offers a vast array of non-surgical, physical therapy options for treating a torn rotator cuff. Orthopedic medical services and a vast array of pain management treatment services are available to all patients in one convenient location. To schedule your appointment with one of our physicians, please click below or call 212.986.3888.

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