Video 4: Treatment For Rotator Cuff Tears

Treatment to the Rotator Cuff group of Muscles

Does Treatment Really Help?

Yes!  Now that we have gone through some of the anatomy and problems can arise in this video I talk about how Osteopathy and Acupuncture can help most Rotator cuff problems.  The Physical treatment of Osteopathy helps stimulate tenocytes the tendon building cells. 

Acupuncture is helpful as it can help reduce pain, and also help tendon repair.

If a tendon is completely turn the surgery is the only option and an MRI scan is done before. In a scan it can confirm the type of tear but also the amount of fat infiltration which gives an indication of how weak the muscle is. Surgery is far more succesful with adequate muscle tone and not too much far in the muscles!

I also talke about rotator cuff arthropathy when because the rotator cuff muscles are so weak. The head of the arm bone (humerus) can actually migrate up.  The shoulder is then almsot unusable and untreatable apart from shoulder joint replacement, which in these circumstances has a good outcome and can help the more elderly enjoy independent living.

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