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What are rotator cuff tears?
The rotator cuff is made up of four muscles and tendons that attach your arm to your shoulder blade. It is primarily responsible for lifting and rotating the arm. Rotator cuff tears are common, especially in people over age 50. They can occur due to injury or through “wear and tear.”
Symptoms of a rotator cuff tear include shoulder pain, weakness, pain in the shoulder at night or when lifting the arm. Treatments can include physical therapy, injections or even surgery, depending on the severity of the tear.
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