Get the latest research based treatment for your Rotator Cuff Pain now at the Heaton Moor Physio Shoulder Clinic
We provide straight forward No Nonsense physiotherapy, education and rehabilitation plan
The latest evidence tells us that a progressive strengthening program for the Gluteal Muscle group is the gold standard of treatment for this painful and debilitating condition.
We will provide you a progressive and precise exercise plan along the support and motivation you need get rid of your pain for good.
Only perform these exercises gently at first. Some mild pain is ok, but it shouldn’t make you wince or leave you with a lingering pain afterwards.
Rotator Cuff Pain can be known by a few different names such as shoulder impingement, rotator cuff tendinopathy or sub-acromial bursitis.
These are all similar but subtly different things. Shoulder impingement is slightly out of date term which refers the rubbing of tissue on the under-side of the acromion (see the picture). This is increasingly less thought of as the cause of shoulder pain.
The rotator cuff itself is a collection of 4 muscles which sit on the shoulder blade and connect to the shoulder. They provide the majority of fine detailed movement of the shoulder.
The tendons of the rotator cuff can become stressed through incorrect loading. For example this could be having a sedentary job then suddenly decorating the house. The shoulder has gone from a lengthy period of low use then jumped into a period of high intensity use, like painting a ceilings or scraping off wallpaper.
The bursa is a little fluid filled sack which sits under the acromion. Its meant to be there but sometimes it can become inflammed.
The bursitis is often found in conjuction with the tendon problem while the tendon problem is can exist on its own, with or without the bursitis.
Gluteal Tendinopathy is now thought of as one the primary cause of the pain as well as the bursitis. It is characterised by pain to the outside of the hip which may radiate down the outside of leg, or to the groin. It is often exacerbated by sitting or walking for long periods.
Gluteal Tendinopathy does not have to have an associated bursitis, but a trochanteric bursitis is rarely found without it.
TROCHANTERIC BURSITIS is a common diagnosis for people suffering with lateral hip pain.
The Greater Trochanter is a small outcrop of bone on the side of femur (upper leg bone).
Normally tissue slides painlessly over the top of this boney outcrop.
A bursa is small fluid filled sack that forms between tissues that glide over each other; they are normal, useful and common in the body.
Bursitis is when this sack becomes irritated and filled with inflammatory fluid.
The Trochanteric Bursa sits just over the Greater Trochanter.
Trochanteric Bursitis often found along with a GLUTEAL TENDINOPATHY
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