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Even after initial pain is reduced trigger points in the rotator cuff muscles are still injured and require on-going treatment to increase blood flow circulation and release the hyperirritable trigger points.

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Outline of shoulder showing parts of shoulder joint: acromion, coracoid process, coracoacromial ligament, subacromial space with bursa inside, clavicle (collarbone), scapula (shoulder blade), long head of biceps tendon, and supraspinatus (muscle and tendon that help form rotator cuff).

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Outline of shoulder showing parts of shoulder joint: acromion, coracoid process, coracoacromial ligament, subacromial space with bursa inside, clavicle (collarbone), scapula (shoulder blade), long head of biceps tendon, and supraspinatus (muscle and tendon that help form rotator cuff). #MissFitGear

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Rotator Cuff Tear Exercises

The rotator cuff muscles stabilize and control movement in the shoulder. The four muscles that form the rotator cuff are the supraspinatus, infraspinatus, teres minor and subscapularis. Rotator cuff tears are one of the more common shoulder injuries. The major symptom of a rotator cuff tear is pain through the top of the shoulder or arm. Strength...