The rotator cuff is a group of muscles and tendons that surround and stabilize the shoulder joint. Because your rotator cuffs are so mobile and used so often in everyday life, they can easily suffer from painful conditions and injuries. Below, we outline some of the most common rotator cuff injuries and the steps you can take if you’re experiencing rotator cuff pain.

[vc_row row_padd="no-padding"][vc_column][vc_column_text]This is a 30-year-old male with deep posterior shoulder pain, stiffness, and limited ROM following a football injury six months earlier. There are no signs of instability. The patient had limited response to conservative management. What are the arrows pointing to? From a clinical exam point of view, why are the yellow arrows important?