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Rotator Cuff Dysfunction

Rotator Cuff Dysfunction is a common cause of pain and disability and the primary reason for shoulder pain, with approximately 2 million people a year seeking medical attention in the United States alone. Injuries or Strains to the Rotator Cuff will generally cause a deep, dull pain in the shoulder at night or during rest, and sharper, more severe pain when lifting, lowering or rotating your arm.

The Muscles of the Rotator Cuff; the Supraspinatis, Infraspinatis, Teres Minor, and the Subscapularis, provide the primary stability to your shoulder joint during all movements of your arm.  Because of the workload placed on these muscles and the fact that they are not generally strengthened properly by most exercise routines, they are extremely vulnerable to injury, more common after age 40 as blood supply to these muscles begins to atrophy.  Additionally, all of the other muscles that act on the shoulder; the Pecks, Trapezius, Deltoids, etc., through excessive tension or weakness, can place abnormal strains on the rotator cuff and cause the joint to move improperly and impinge on the subacromial bursa, the supraspinatis tendon and the tendon of the long head of the biceps brachii, causing pain and limited mobility.

Muscles of the Rotator Cuff

NeuroMuscular Therapy is ideal for treating Rotator Cuff Dysfunction.  Because the Muscles of the Rotator Cuff are located deep beneath other superficial muscles, releasing their Trigger Points is the best way to relieve their tension.  NeuroMuscular Therapy will also help to locate Secondary, Satellite, and Latent Trigger Points in the other Muscles that act on the Shoulder Joint, and help to Relieve Tension and Imbalances that can cause Excessive Strain on the Rotator Cuff, causing Abnormal Movement and Impingement.   Adding NeuroMuscular Therapy to the Treatment of Rotator Cuff Dysfunction will Speed the Healing by maintaining Increased Circulation in the shoulder during Inactivity and addressing the Numerous Sources of the problem.

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