What are the Symptoms of Rotator Cuff Tear?

Rotator Cuff Tear Symptoms

Unless cased by a sudden accident, Rotator cuff tear symptoms usually appear slowly.

Rotator cuff pain may be really mild at the start and gradually increase with repeated overhead activity. The pain is usually felt at the front of your shoulder and spreads down the arm. The pain gradually increases and is felt at very little activity or even at rest.

You may also feel pain while lying down on the affected side. Stiffness and consequent loss of motion result.

Sudden Rotator Cuff Tears

If on the other hand the rotator cuff snaps suddenly because of a fall or fracture, the patient usually feels the snapping of the muscle and suffers an instant weakening of the arm and acute pain.

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