Rotator Cuff | Dunham Orthopaedics

Rotator Cuff

The rotator cuff is a group of 4 muscles and the corresponding tendons that are responsible for motion and secondary stability of the shoulder. A rotator cuff injury includes any type of irritation or damage to your rotator cuff muscles or tendons. There are numerous causes of rotator cuff injury; these may include falling, lifting overhead, repetitive arm activities, and even throwing activities.

The rotator cuff is comprised of muscles and tendons in your shoulder. These muscles and tendons connect the upper arm bone with the shoulder blade. The combination provides in the greatest range of motion of any joint in your body.

Shoulder Rotator Cuff


  • Pain and tenderness in your shoulder
  • Shoulder weakness
  • Loss of shoulder range of motion
  • Relief when the shoulder is inactive

A damaged Rotator Cuff can cause significant pain and negatively impact nearly every aspect of your life. Don’t let the pain and discomfort ruin your active lifestyle. Dunham Orthopaedics in Oklahoma City has the relief you need with complete diagnostics, treatment and rehabilitation programs tailored to your injury. Our focus is on returning our patients to the active lifestyle they love.

Treatments for rotator cuff tears can include home exercises, physical therapy, and potentially surgical depending on the severity of symptoms.


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Rory Dunham, DO | Orthopaedic Surgeon in Oklahoma City