Treatment for Rotator Cuff Tears in Freehold and Monroe Township, NJ
Did you know that your shoulder’s range of motion is greater than that of any other joint in your body? It allows you to perform a wide array of everyday activities – from reaching for a tall shelf to putting on clothes – that you might normally never think about – until your shoulder starts to hurt, that is. Because of your dependence on your shoulders for so many activities, it’s no surprise that they are often subject to injuries, with one of the most common being rotator cuff tears.
What Is a Rotator Cuff Tear?
Your rotator cuff is the group of four tendons and muscles that surround your shoulder joint. It is the most important component for stability and mechanics of the shoulder, so when tears happen, they can significantly limit normal shoulder function. A rotator cuff tear will typically be caused by sports participation and trauma, such as using the arm to break a fall or failing to maintain proper lifting techniques, but it can also be caused by the normal degenerative process that occurs over time with age.
Let the Professionals at AOSMI Help
At Advanced Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Institute, we have extensive experience treating rotator cuff tears in a variety of ways. We initially place an emphasis on conservative treatments, such as physical therapy, massage therapy, injections, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. If conservative treatments are insufficient, we offer a variety of surgical treatments that are performed by our team of fellowship trained, board-certified surgeons – so you’ll be in the best possible hands.
If you would like to learn more about how we treat rotator cuff tears, contact the Advanced Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Institute today. We have state-of-the-art facilities located in Freehold and Monroe Township, NJ.