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Rotator Cuff Injury

The Rotator Cuff is a group of muscles and tendons that attach around the shoulder joint to move the arm and stabilise the shoulder joint. Rotator Cuff injury refers to damage of the tendons that attach the muscles to the bone and can involve one or more tendons. Rotator Cuff injury is also known as Shoulder Impingement.

Symptoms of Rotator Cuff injury (symptoms can start suddenly or come on gradually)

  • Pain in the top, front or side of you shoulder joint

  • Pain that is worse when you lift your arm, especially lifting your arm above shoulder height or above your head

  • Pain or aching at night that can disturb your sleep

  • Weakness in your arm, perhaps when trying to carry something

Common shoulder complaints include:

  • Rotator Cuff injury

  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome

  • Frozen Shoulder

  • Biceps Tendonitis

  • Instability of the shoulder

  • Arthritis

Treatment at Exeter Health Plus typically includes a wide range of techniques tailored to each patient. Treatment generally includes a combination of:

  • MLS Laser Therapy (cold laser/class IV laser therapy)

  • Therapeutic massage

  • Joint mobilisation

  • Muscle stretches and prescribed exercises

  • Advice

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'Amazing service & additional help with my back and shoulder. Laser treatment & care advice on the shoulder, including gentle strengthening exercises to do at home. Two months later & my shoulder is as good as new. I have resumed normal activities & exercise with not an ache or creak in site. Thank you so much, great team, highly recommended.'

Vicky R, Exeter 

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