Most rotator cuff tears cannot heal on their own unless the injury is minor. Some need short-term anti-inflammatory medication along with physiotherapy, whereas most need surgical intervention.
Of the four rotator cuff muscles, it’s the infraspinatus muscle that often sustains damage. Swimmers and tennis players are susceptible, as are weight trainees.
Stryker received FDA clearance of its biodegradable InSpace balloon implant which replaces the need for complicated rotator cuff surgeries by restoring subacromial space in the shoulder, according to a company press release.
Bone spurs in the shoulders may develop as a result of degenerative joint conditions as well as injuries and general wear and tear.
Pain and stiffness in your shoulder can make every activity including sleep difficult. Worsening shoulder pain, especially at night, could mean you have a frozen shoulder, says Dr. Christopher Camp, a Mayo Clinic orthopedic surgeon.