Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

What are the symptoms of a Rotator Cuff Tear?

Most of the time Rotator Cuff Tear can be asymptomatic; that is to say that you could not know that he or she has a torn tendon. This is because most of the rotator cuff tears are degenerative in nature, and happen slowly over a period of time, allowing the remaining functional muscles to take over.

Pain, Stiffness and Loss of strength are major concerns for people suffering from symptomatic rotator cuff tears.

Lifting the arm away from the body, such as hanging cloths on the clothes line, and other overhead activities are the most difficult. Other sufferers have severe pain such as ‘night pain’.

Diagnosis could be made with a good clinical history and examination, supported by investigations such as X-ray, Ultra sound Scan and MRI.