Rotator cuff tears are a common injury of the complex shoulder joint. The shoulder is one of the most amazing joints in the body. The range of motion of your shoulder—the amount of movement at the joint—is greater than in any other joint in the body.
The bicep muscle is one of the most important muscles for your upper body strength. An injury to this hardworking muscle can make day-to-day tasks difficult.
A Bankart tear is a specific injury to a part of the shoulder joint called the labrum. The shoulder joint is a ball and socket joint, similar to the hip; however, the socket of the shoulder joint is extremely shallow, and thus inherently unstable. Being unstable means that the shoulder can more easily come out of the socket.
Frozen shoulder syndrome occurs when the mobility of your shoulder joint is restricted to the degree that it feels frozen in place. The limited range of motion of your shoulder joint makes it difficult or painful to perform certain movements. To regain mobility, you must create an effective treatment plan involving stretching and massage.
A doctor or physiotherapist can use one of more than 25 functional tests during a physical exam to diagnosis a torn rotator cuff. Some of these tests directly indicate a rotator cuff injury and others rule out similar injuries like nerve impingement or torn labrum.