Rotator Cuff Injury
The rotator cuff is a group of muscles which work together to provide the stability to shoulder joint, helping to control thejoint during rotation (hence the name).
The rotator cuff muscles include 4 main muscles.
- Teres Minor
Due to the function of these muscles, sports which involve a lot of shoulder rotation – for example, bowling in cricket, pitching in baseball, swimming, javelin throw,basketball,volleyball – often put the rotator cuff muscles under a lot of stress.
Problems with the rotator cuff muscles can be classed into two categories – Tears of the tendons/muscles, and inflammation of structures in the joint.