Dr. Charles Rockwood shares his knowledge of how rotator cuff injuries are treated.
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Most of the rotator cuffs that I’ve ever seen in women have been a sprained of the rotator cuff and now the actually care of the tendons and those are treated maybe with some anti-inflammatory medications, maybe some pain medication, a little rest, moist heat, a gentle stretching program followed by a gentle strengthening program. It has to go very slow and very easy. You cannot force to rehabilitation. If the tendons are okay it just kind of take time to get over a sprain just like an athlete do when if he sprained his legs or has hamstring pull. It just takes time to get over that and I think that usually what we see and what we do for women.