What is it?
A Rotator cuff strain or tear occurs from an acute or overuse injury. It is caused when the tendons of the rotator cuff get overstretched, partially, or fully torn.
A Rotator cuff injury will most often present with pain around the shoulder, down the deltoid muscle or at the back of the shoulder. It may also present as a sensation of clicking, locking, popping, or sharp pain in the shoulder.
If left untreated a rotator cuff strain or tear can become worse, and result in chronic pain or loss of function of the shoulder and arm.