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Acquainting yourself with the rotator cuff
Like most people, unless you’ve suffered some sort of shoulder injury, you are unlikely to have heard of the rotator cuff. It is in actual fact a set of muscles and tendons positioned around the shoulder joint. Your rotator cuff actually helps to control the movement of your shoulder.
Typical causes of rotator cuff injury
An injury to the rotator cuff is normally brought about through repetitive manual handling operations, typically when heavy loads are repeatedly lifted above shoulder height. The injury that is incurred is known as rotator cuff tendinitis, also known as rotator cuff impingement syndrome.
It’s not just manual handling that causes an injury to the rotator cuff. Other potential causes include:
- Keeping your arm in one position for protracted periods of time, as when working with computers, or performing hairstyling.
- Participating in a sport whereby the arm is regularly and repeatedly moved above shoulder level. Typical sports would include tennis, cricket (bowling), water-sports, and lifting weights.
- Professions such as interior decorating, and regularly painting ceilings and high walls, also apply.
How does rotator cuff injury manifest itself?
Rotator cuff injury normally manifests itself in the following ways:
- As a pain in the shoulder when the arm is lifted over shoulder height
- As pain in the shoulder as the arm is lowered from a position above shoulder height.
The pain is typically felt towards the front of the shoulder, but it also tends to spread out to the side of the arm. This pain usually stops at elbow level. In most instances, where pain is felt below shoulder level, (sometimes in hand), this is often caused by a pinched nerve.
In the beginning, rotator cuff injury pain is quite mild, and normally only happens when the arm is moved in a particular direction. However, if untreated, and the repetitive movements are continued, the pain will become more chronic, and can even be experienced when the arm is stationary. This can happen at night time, particularly if you lie on the affected shoulder.
The advantages of working with Accident Advice Helpline to launch an East Renfrewshire accident at work compensation claim
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