Rotator Cuff Injury Types

Today I want to write about rotator cuff injury types because, apparently, it’s very easy to injure one of the rotator cuff muscles or tendons, and a lot of people are not even aware of how easily it can happen.

Rotator Cuff Injury Can Be Classified As

Acute rotator cuff injury as a result of a sudden and powerful movement (this can include falling, paddling the kayak etc)

Chronic rotator cuff injury as a result of an activity that aggravates the muscle

The Different Rotator Cuff Injury Types Can Include

Rotator cuff tendonitis (also called shoulder bursitis or impingement syndrome) – A rotator cuff tendonitis is an inflammation of the tendons, and this can happen because of the muscles wearing out with age or because of a trauma caused by everyday movement of the muscle (for example weight lifting).

Rotator cuff tear – A rotator cuff tear can be complete or partial tear and can happen as a result of a trauma or due to use and wear over time.

Symptoms Of A Rotator Cuff Injury

  • Lose of shoulder range of motion
  • Keeping your shoulder inactive
  • Inability to sleep on the shoulder
  • A cracking sensation in the shoulder
  • Pain especially in the top and in the front of the shoulder
  • Weakness in the shoulder

Rotator Cuff Injury Treatment

  • Rest is important to help your shoulder recover
  • Ultrasound will also ease the pain and enhance the healing process
  • Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as: ibuprofen to ease the pain and inflammation
  • Sometimes the doctor may decide a surgery is needed, depends on the size, depth and location of the tear
  • Rotator cuff physical therapy exercises to strengthen the rotator cuff muscles and restore shoulder movement

Many People Neglect the Exercises for Rotator Cuff Part

Exercises for rotator cuff strengthening are extremely important to help the rotator cuff muscles heal and develop, and also to prevent future shoulder injuries.

Without the exercises for rotator cuff strengthening you are putting your shoulder in danger of further damage in the future.

Learn from my mistake and don’t disregard your physiotherapist instructions like I did.


About Molly Scott

Hi, my name is Molly and I used to suffer from a rotator cuff injury due to excessive workout at the gym. I tried different training programs to heal my shoulder pain. I fail to stick to any of them, accept for one program - The Rotator Cuff Recovery Kit. If you truly suffer from shoulder or rotator cuff injury, I don't recommend you to skip this program. You can read more about it here

4 Responses to “Rotator Cuff Injury Types”

  1. Just found your blog while searching google.

    I have got to say great info, waiting to see the final results of this treatment.

  2. Hi jeff,

    it’s very exciting to know that you follow my blog.

  3. Good post… 🙂

  4. I went to doctor a few days ago and he told me I have a minor tear, I searched on google and found your blog.

    I can’t sleep on the right side. My boyfriend and I sleep back to back like a married couple after a fight 🙁

    I think I will check the product you recommended on.