Your rotator cuff is made up of the muscles and tendons in your shoulder. These muscles and tendons connect your upper arm bone with your shoulder blade and help to hold the ball of your upper arm bone firmly in your shoulder socket. Shoulder injuries may occur suddenly and be associated with a specific injury such as a fall, or it may progressively worsen over time and be aggravated by activity to the muscle, joint or nerves.
TREATMENT OF ROTATOR CUFF INJURIES
Rotator cuff injuries often occur as a result of microtrauma caused by repetitive movement in occupational or sporting activities. The rotator cuff muscles are put under a great deal of strain during racquet sports and other activities where the arm is frequently above the head. Clinically relevant factors to keep in mind with the treatment of the shoulder is that treatment not only requires rest but also requires that the neck and its nerve supply be restored.
The KKT process plays an integral role in stimulating the connective tissues of the spine to promote cellular regeneration.
SIGNS OF POTENTIAL CONCERN
Pain during racquet sports and activities involving throwing
Pain when bending the arm and rotating it outwards against resistance
Pain on the outside of the shoulder and at times radiating down the arm
Shoulder pain that worsens at night
Stiffness in the shoulder joint
If you have any of these symptoms or related concerns, please schedule a visit to a KKT Centre
near you for a thorough assessment.
The following factors may increase your risk of having a rotator cuff injury
Working conditions – long hours of computer usage or sitting at a desk puts undue stress on the neck and shoulders
Age – as you get older, your risk of suffering a rotator cuff injury increases, rotator cuff tears are most common in people over 40
Exercise – Athlete who regularly use repetitive motions, such as racquetball players, hockey players, etc. are at greater risk of having a rotator cuff injury.
Working in construction – Carpenters and painters, who also use repetitive motions, have an increased risk of injury.
Poor posture – Poor posture over many years can allow nerves, muscles or tendons to become pinched in your shoulder region.
Previous injuries – Previous injuries irritate the surrounding joints, nerves, and ligaments making them susceptible to pain or restricted movement.
If you have any of these symptoms or related concerns, please schedule a visit to a KKT Centre near you for a thorough assessment.
I first injured my shoulder when I fell on it eight years ago. Over the past year the shoulder pain began to radiate into my arm and neck. I also felt tightness in the neck. Despite lots of physio and injection therapy and medication, I wasn’t progressing. Withing the first few minutes of the KKT treatment, the strength and movement started returning to my arm and shoulder. What a great feeling. I have continued to progress week after week. What was unique about the KKT process was that it addressed my entire body. I can now move my neck smoothly and even my legs are now equal in length.