The rotator cuff is a group of muscles and tendons that surround the shoulder joint. Rotator cuff pain can occur when these muscles and tendons become inflamed or damaged. This can cause pain and discomfort in the shoulder, particularly when lifting objects overhead. To treat rotator cuff pain, a physiotherapist may recommend exercises that target the muscles surrounding the shoulder joint.
Exercise programs can help improve the strength and flexibility of the muscles surrounding the shoulder joint. This can help reduce the stress on the affected area, which can help alleviate pain and discomfort. A physiotherapist can recommend exercises that are appropriate for your condition.
In addition to exercise, a physiotherapist may also recommend manual therapy, such as massage or joint mobilization, to help alleviate pain and discomfort. They may also recommend the use of ice therapy to reduce inflammation in the affected area.