Rotator Cuff

The rotator cuff is a group of muscles and tendons that attach the shoulder blade to the upper arm bone. The rotator cuff muscles help lift the arm. The rotator cuff tendons attach the muscles to the shoulder bone.

The rotator cuff muscles and tendons attach the shoulder blade to the upper arm bone. These muscles and tendons can be injured by overuse, such as from repetitive motions like pitching in baseball, or by a sudden traumatic event, such as a fall onto an outstretched arm.

Rotator cuff injury

A rotator cuff injury is damage to the muscles and tendons that hold the shoulder joint together.

The muscles that make up the Rotator cuff are: Supraspinatus, Infraspinatus, Teres Minor, and Subscapularis.


Rotator cuff injuries can cause pain, stiffness, weakness, and a limited range of motion in the shoulder.


There is no one-size-fits-all treatment for rotator cuff injuries. Treatment may include ice, physical therapy, and medications to help reduce pain and inflammation. In some cases, surgery may be needed.