Causes of Rotator Cuff Tear
A torn rotator cuff is often caused by a sudden and acute fall.
People most likely to suffer a torn rotator cuff are those whose jobs involve repetitive overhead movement, such as construction, stocking shelves or even painting.
Swimmers, tennis players, pitchers and other athletes, where their sport continuously stretches the upper body, are also very susceptible to injuries rotator cuff tears.
People suffering from prolonged or repetitive trauma are also likely to suffer rotator cuff injuries. It is also common among people who have shoulder dislocation or shoulder fractures.
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