There are four muscles you need to know that stabilise the humerus (upper end) in the glenohumeral (shoulder) joint. 1️⃣ Supraspinatus=initiates abduction 2️⃣ Infraspinatus=external rotation 3️⃣ Teres minor=external rotation 4️⃣ Subscapularis=internal rotation Also added is: 5️⃣ Teres major because it is important in joint stabilisation. Things To Consider: ✅ You can have a rotator cuff tear and Still be pain-free. It may be from your neck. The neck often refers pain towards the shoulder. When you move your arm, muscles that attach to both your shoulder and neck can cause pain. This makes diagnosis difficult. Work, Stress, Depression and fear of moving all increase the odds that your shoulder pain will take longer to go away. Resistance Training is key to improve the load tolerance and capacity of the rotator cuff. This is important to regain tissue homeostasis.
Aggravating movements should initially be avoided until sufficient rotator cuff strength has returned. Injections should be kept until all measures of manual therapy and exercise prescription has been done for at-least a period of 12 weeks.
Be aware, though, that cortisone can be harmful to tendon tissue and prevent collagen deposition.
If you or someone you know suffers from shoulder pain please see your physical therapist.
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