PT Master Guide

It refers to the pain and weakness of rotator cuff musculature Rotator cuff comprises of four main muscles viz. Subscapularis, Supraspinatus, Infraspinatus, Teres Minor responsible for abduction and rotation movement of shoulder

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EPIDEMIOLOGY

Commonly affects athletes involved in sporting activities like Cricket, Swimming, Throwers etc and it can be age related problem affecting old aged patients their is an incidence of 11.2 cases per 1000 patients per year

CLININCAL PRESENTATION AND PATHOPHYSIOLOGY

Their is a difference between tendinitis and tendinopathy. Tendinitis is an inflammation of tendons whereas tendinopathy is deterioration of tendons. Rotator Cuff tendinopathy is clinically presented with

Pain, Weakness, Loss of strength to bear load aur lift weight on shoulders along with tenderness around shoulder joint painfull overhead movement localised swelling may also be present

MECHANISM

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PHYSICAL EXAMINATION AND DIAGNOSIS

For Physical examination two clinical tests are performed namely

Empty can test and Hawkins test

Other tests include…

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