Rotator Cuff Injuries Condition

Osteopathic treatment for rotator cuff injuries may include manual manipulation and other therapies to address inflammation, improve range of motion, relieve muscle spasms, and reduce pain.


Rotator Cuff Injuries Treatment in New York City

Treatment for rotator cuff injuries can include osteopathic manipulation and other therapy to alleviate inflammation, relieve stress, reduce pain, and enhance range of motion and mobility.

What is Rotator Cuff Injuries?

Rotator cuff injuries can take several forms, with effects that range from mild aches to more serious pain, weakness, and loss of mobility. They are most commonly seen in athletes who perform repetitive arm motions, construction workers and contractors, and people who engage in heavy lifting on a regular basis. Patients who forgo treatment for their shoulder condition can experience progressive weakness, increase discomfort, and even permanent loss of mobility.

The rotator cuff is made up of four muscles and tendons around the shoulder joint. When healthy, this group of muscles and tendons helps the shoulder move while providing stability and protection. Unfortunately, injuries to this area are more common than many people realize and can come in three main injury types: tendinitis, bursitis, and strains.

What Causes this Condition?

There are a number of ways that these injuries can occur. Depending on the type of injury, the causes can include:

  • Tendinitis: This injury occurs as a result of repeated overuse of the muscles and tendons that make up the rotator cuff. Athletes commonly experience this injury, as they repeatedly use their shoulder muscles to throw or hit balls in various sports activities. That overuse causes inflammation.
  • Bursitis: The second type of injury occurs when the bursa – the fluid sacs positioned between the tendons and bone – become inflamed.
  • Strains: These injuries in many ways, including falls, accidents, sudden impact, or overuse.

Many of the most severe rotator cuff issues are the result of unique events like accidents, lifting a heavy object, or simply twisting the shoulder into an unnatural position. Others are degenerative in nature and occur over a period of years or as a result of the aging process.

What Are the Symptoms of Rotator Cuff Injuries?

Like other shoulder conditions, any injury to the rotator cuff will present a variety of symptoms. Those signs and symptoms may include:

  • Limited range of motion in the affected shoulder
  • A need to avoid certain movements due to pain
  • Lack of flexibility in the shoulder
  • Weakness in the shoulder, or even the arm
  • An inability to raise your arm overhead without experiencing pain
  • Shoulder pain that may make it difficult to sleep

Since severe rotator cuff issues can have a long-term or even permanent impact on your shoulder health, it is important to seek medical attention if you suspect that you have this type of injury.

How We Can Help

Most shoulder injuries of this kind can be treated with gentle, safe osteopathic care. While rest is an important part of any recovery effort, immobility alone can present its own unique risks. Osteopathic treatments that include manual manipulation, appropriate stretching exercises, and lifestyle recommendations can play an important role in your healing process.


Shoulder Conditions

Shoulder-related conditions can be due to wear and tear, injury, or repetitive use, and can result in pain, loss of mobility, numbness, and tingling in the upper extremities.

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Contact Us Today

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, contact Dr. Leonid Tafler today. We will schedule an appointment, confirm your diagnosis, and develop the targeted osteopathic treatment plan you need to reduce your pain, improve your range of motion, and get back on the path to better health.

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Rotator Cuff Injuries Treatment Reviews

Margaret Sowa
Margaret Sowa
Hotel General Manager Brooklyn, NY

Through the years, every one treated by Dr. Tafler has had very positive and lasting results. I can't thank him enough for myself, my mom and for every dear person to my heart I sent to him. 🙂 Thank you Doctor! Words can't express what you've done and how many lives have changed. God bless you.

Boris Talis
Boris Talis
Four-time champion of the world in Sambo Combat. Black belt 6th Degree

I am a whole hardheartedly grateful to Dr.Tafler for this timely help in recovering the moving function of my shoulder joint. This helped me a win a gold medal and become the Champion of the world in Sambo combat in Greece 2012. I always tell my collegues and student to turn to the excellent and kind Dr. Leonid Tafler in case of any accident or injury.


Dr. Tafler started working with me though acupuncture, back adjustments and immediately I saw the progress and my pain was less and less with every visit to the doctor. I avoided a surgery thanks to Dr Tafler. I started to enjoy my life again. I am so thankful to the doctor, and have been recommending Dr Tafler to all my friends and coworkers who have back problems and other pains.

Thomas Rayder

Dr. Tafler recommended the OMT under anesthesia procedure. The procedure was performed and alleviated my pain immediately. I avoided surgery and have not had problems with my neck in 7 years now! I am so thankful to Dr. Tafler, the OMT under anesthesia procedure helped me so much!

Elizabeth Blend

Dr. Tafler took me in for a weekend to receive manipulation under anesthesia. Two weeks later I was able to walk without pain. I have been pain free since that moment until today, many years after initial treatment. Without his treatment I do not know if I would have been able to walk at all.

Hugo Barriga

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