The rotator cuff is a group of muscles and tendons that surround and stabilise the shoulder joint. Learn more about the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment options for rotator cuff tears.

Symptoms of Rotator Cuff Tears

Recurrent pain that restricts movements, grating or cracking sounds when moving the arm, limited ability to move your arm, muscle weakness.

Diagnosis of Rotator Cuff Tears

Our shoulder specialists use physical examination and advanced imaging techniques to diagnose rotator cuff tears and eliminate other conditions with similar symptoms, like frozen shoulder. The spectrum of rotator cuff issues also includes rotator cuff tendinitis and impingement syndrome.

Treatment Options of Rotator Cuff Tears

Both conservative and surgical options may be considered for rotator cuff injuries. Non-surgical treatments include cortisone injections, physical therapy, medications, and activity modification.

If the symptoms do not respond to conservative treatment, surgical management with arthroscopic rotator cuff repair is recommended.