Rotator Cuffs

A diagram of the rotator cuffs in your body

Do you ever spend time thinking about your rotator cuffs? Do you know what they are? It wouldn’t be altogether surprising if you didn’t, since they’re not a widely thought of body party. At the same time, if you’re a gym-goer and do classes, you’ll almost certainly have heard of them. The rotator cuff is a series of four muscle that cover the back of the shoulder joint, attaching to the beginning of your arm bone with tendons. During gay massage, this part of your body will be soothed and caressed just as much as any other, because a good practitioner leaves nothing out. If yours are in good condition, then you don’t really need to pay them much mind. They’re there. They do their job, and you’re able to raise your arm to 90 degrees and are fully mobile.

What should you do if you have an issue?

The drawback is that this part of your anatomy is delicate and just as prone to wear and tear as any other. It’s good to keep it in powerful condition with weight-bearing exercise, so that it doesn’t atrophy as age starts to set in. Current advice is that if you think you’ve got a shoulder injury, you should see the doctor the same day, whether by an emergency appointment with your GP or going to A&E. Your rotator cuffs are vital for keeping your shoulder functioning and stable and if they’re damaged, you’ll be seriously impeded in day-to-day life. The most common damage affecting this area is known as a rotator cuff tear. This happens when the tendons (either one or more) detach from the bone. It’s an injury that can come in a variety of severity levels, depending on how many tendons have detached and the depth of the tear, which can be partial or full. The tears can also vary in how short or long-term they are.

Gay massage then a doctor perhaps?

Whether you’ve fallen off a bike, exercised excessively, or had some other kind of bump or fall, if you’ve torn a rotator cuff, you should regard it as serious. Move heavens and earth to see a doctor as soon as you can. Don’t be brave and tell yourself it’ll sort itself out in good time. Don’t suffer in silence. Don’t be stoic. Get medical attention at your earliest convenience (or inconvenience, come to think of it). A recent survey of patients (aged 19 to 75) revealed that well over half of them had some form of cuff damage, and over half of those had a full tear. These were patients with shoulder injuries whose bodies had not been immediately examined for cuff damage. This reveals just how important it is to have ultrasound or MRI on the day of a shoulder injury, especially if you’re over 40. Rotator cuff tears require surgical repair and the sooner it happens, the better. Gay massage London can certainly soothe and heal your muscles, but a shoulder injury needs inspection by a doctor.