ROTATOR CUFF (SHOULDER)

An estimated 2 million people in the United States will visit a doctor for a Rotator Cuff problem each year. CuraLase approaches rotator cuff problems by conducting a careful screening interview with a qualified practitioner. The screening will determine the correct protocol for patient care. This is an important step in making sure that the patient does not have an acute problem requiring urgent medical attention.

The Rotator Cuff is a complex makeup of muscles and tendons that control movement of the arm around the shoulder joint. An injury, inflammation or damage to one or more of the tendons or muscles of the Rotator Cuff of the shoulder is a frequent cause for shoulder pain. This condition limits range of motion and the ability to move the arm without pain. Tears can occur as the result of a sudden force, impact, or gradually over time. Untreated shoulders may develop into frozen or partially frozen shoulder.

Patients often experience pain relief during the first treatment and significant relief before the end of the protocol.

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Symptoms of Rotator Cuff problems:

• Pain with motion
• Pain when lifting objects above shoulder
• Pain when lifting and lowering your arm
• Weakness when lifting or rotating your arm
• Crackling sound or popping sensation when moving
• Difficulty sleeping
• Limited range of motion
• Loss of muscle mass

How to treat Rotator Cuff: