The majority of people can take for granted the freedom of mobility that their arms have. But that changes quickly if they are told that they require rotator cuff surgery. Seattle area residents with this injury have been able to get their busy, active lifestyles back on track, thanks to the world-class orthopedists and sports medicine doctors at Bellevue Bone & Joint Physicians.
The rotator cuff is a group of four muscles that wrap closely around the “ball” of the upper arm bone (the humerus) and also helps to hold that “ball” of the bone inside the socket of your shoulder.
The extent of damage or injury sustained by the rotator cuff can vary, but nonetheless affect a person’s life in many ways, limiting the mobility of their arms.
People with rotator cuff tears can find that their lifestyle can be immediately, and drastically altered–at work, at home, and in choices of recreation. The simplest of actions such as combing their hair, picking up their child, or putting on a jacket can be uncomfortable, even extremely painful.
Some rotator cuff injuries can be treated non-surgically, yet more serious damage will be addressed by either arthroscopic or open surgery. Be aware though, that pain does not have to limit what you can do on a daily basis.
Feel free to contact any of our top Bellevue physical therapy experts at BBJP if you would like a consultation, or if you already know that you are in need of a procedure, such as rotator cuff surgery. In Seattle, and surrounding areas, our highly skilled staff can help you to make an active and pain free lifestyle a reality.