The shoulder joint is capable of tremendous mobility to assist in the essential activities of everyday life. It relies upon a group of muscles, known as the rotator cuff, to ensure its function for overhead and lifting activities.
Unfortunately, the rotator cuff is commonly associated with injury. Such injuries may occur from a simple fall onto the shoulder or even from the accumulation of simple lifting events over our lifetime.
The most common symptoms are pain, weakness, and motion loss. Symptoms may develop suddenly or in a gradual onset. Symptoms that persist beyond a two week period, without signs of relief, should be evaluated by an orthopaedic surgeon.
I am so grateful to Dr. McCloskey and Ben Forst his Physician Assistant, without them I would not have
use of my arm today. After two surgeries and a lot of rehab I have regained the use of my arm, the outcome has far exceeded my expectations.
Dear Dr. McCloskey,
I just wanted to thank you for all you’ve done for me. Your entire staff has been very gracious throughout my recovery.
I am not kidding myself when I tell you that if it wasn’t for you, I may not have an arm that functions let alone a hand written like this.
There are no words to express my gratitude…
Thank you again!
The rotator cuff is a series of muscles that provides essential function for overhead and lifting activities of the shoulder. Unfortunately, it is commonly associated with injury resulting from falls; from the repetitive motions of sports, like throwing a ball; or even simple lifting. Continue reading →
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