The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons says that about two million Americans each year see a physician because of a problem with their rotator cuff.
Rotator Cuff Pain Location
The pain location is in the shoulder area. The shoulder is made of three bones, which are the upper arm bone (humerus), the shoulder blade, and the clavicle. The rotator cuff is the name for all the groups of tendons that hold all the shoulder bones in place. A rotator cuff injury can involve one or more of the tendons, depending on its severity.
CEDA Health Treats Acute and Degenerative Rotator Cuff Injuries
An acute rotator cuff tear can happen suddenly, such as when falling down or when lifting something heavy.
A degenerative rotator cuff injury develops slowly over time. It is more common for older adults to have these injuries that start around the age of forty-years-old.
The symptoms of a rotator cuff injury are:
- Pain when resting or sleeping, especially if your position puts pressure on the injured shoulder.
- Having a crackling-like sensation (Crepitus), when trying to move the shoulder.
- Experiencing pain and/or weakness when lifting something and then lowering the arm or when making specific movements such as rotating an arm.
Whether you can lift something and move your arm without experiencing pain or weakness are things used as a rotator cuff injury test.
If you experience an acute (immediate and severe) tear of the rotator cuff you will have intense pain and need immediate emergency medical attention. You may require orthopedic surgery to repair the rotator cuff tear.
If you have a degenerative rotator cuff injury, the CEDA Health offices in Miami and Hialeah will be able to diagnose this condition and recommend appropriate treatment, which may include exercises to strengthen the tendons.
If you have degenerative rotator cuff injury in one shoulder due to your age, you will likely experience the same thing in the other shoulder, even if at the present moment you are not feeling any pain. This is why it is a good idea to be proactive and to visit the CEDA Health offices in Miami and Hialeah right away if you are experiencing any shoulder pain.
State-Of-The-Art Treatment Protocols at CEDA Health Help Reduce Rotator Cuff Injury Healing Time
Your healing time depends on both the type of rotator cuff injury and the treatment you receive. For rapid recovery, it pays to consult with the professionals at CEDA Health.
A board-certified physician at one of the Miami or Hialeah CEDA Health offices near you can diagnose the injury and provide rotator cuff treatment options that include:
- Medication to ease the pain
- Heat and/or cold therapy
- Chiropractic treatments
- Rotator cuff injury exercises
- Steroid and cortisone injections to promote healing/reduce pain
CEDA Health also provides back pain treatment, which may accompany a rotator cuff injury.
Each CEDA Health office in Miami and Hialeah has skilled chiropractors, physical therapists, board-certified physicians, and orthopedic surgeons that can provide tailored treatment solutions specifically for your needs.
Visit a CEDA Health Office Near You to Get Relief From Your Rotator Cuff Injury
CEDA Health provides comprehensive service for those who live in these areas:
- South Miami, FL
- FIU/Kendall, FL
- Hialeah, FL
- Downtown/Little Havana, FL
- Coral Gables, FL
- Doral, FL
- Key Biscayne, FL
- Aventura, FL
- Miami Springs, FL
- Miami Beach, FL
CEDA Health Works With Many Athletes
Rotator cuff injuries are a common occurrence that affects many athletes, especially baseball pitchers. Major League Baseball reports these injuries can ruin a professional baseball player’s career, especially if they do not get proper treatment. Before, a rotator cuff tear was a career stopper. Now, with proper treatment as noted by Medline Plus, it is possible for a pitcher to make a comeback after recovery from this injury.
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For Rotator Cuff Injuries CEDA Health Can Help Reduce the Pain and Get You Quickly On the Road to Recovery
Give us a call today to schedule a professional consultation.
We have offices in these convenient locations:
Ceda Health – South Miami
6075 Sunset Drive, 4th Floor
South Miami, FL 33143
Ceda Health – FIU/Kendall
11890 SW 8th Street, Suite 400
Miami, FL 33184
Ceda Health – Hialeah
755 East 49th
Hialeah, FL 33013
Ceda Health – Downtown/Little Havana
2190 West Flagler Street
Miami, FL 33135