Rotator cuff injuries are classified by the amount of damage done to the tendon. A partial tear means that one side of your tendon has been partially frayed. A full-thickness tear, sometimes called a complete tear, describes a hole or slit in your tendon, much like what would be created by running a knife length-wise down a rope. A rupture is the most serious injury and means that your tendon has been torn into two pieces.
This includes athletes who play baseball, volleyball, tennis, rowing, weight lifting, swimming and archery, and jobs that include carpentry, painting, wallpaper hanging, cleaning windows, and welding.
Those who have a rotator cuff injury may notice that pain is localized to the front and outside of your shoulder but can sometimes radiate down your arm. Symptoms are usually aggravated by overhead activity and may progress to the point that you have difficulty raising your arm overhead.
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Tennis elbow or lateral epicondylitis is a condition where the muscles and tendons located on the outside of your elbow become irritated or inflammed.
Activities that involve repetitive wrist extension are a common cause of this condition, including tennis, carpentry, knitting, typing, playing piano or lifting objects with your palm facing down. It is more common in seen in a person's dominant arm.
Without treatment, tennis elbow can linger - 80% of patients report pain after one year.
Golfer's elbow or medial epicondylitis is a condition where the muscles and tendons located on the inside of your elbow become irritated or inflammed.
Activities that involve repetitive wrist flexion are a common cause of this condition, including golf, throwing sports, bowling, aerial arts, and weight lifting. People working in occupations that require heavy gripping or repeated hand movements can increase the risk of this condition.
Studies show that up to 40% of untreated patients suffer prolonged discomfort, some as long as three years.
Carpal tunnel syndrome presents as numbness & tingling in the arm and hand caused by compression of the median nerve as it passes through the carpal tunnel of the wrist.
Sprain/strains can occur after slips or falls. They are also common in sports that require producing force through the wrists, like gymnastics.
Finger pain can result after jamming them.
Treatment varies based on the specific condition and can include chiropractic adjustments, soft tissue therapy, home exercises and lifestyle modifications.