A rotator cuff tear may result from an acute injury such as a fall, or may be caused by chronic wear and tear with degeneration of the tendon. The most common symptoms of a rotator cuff tear are listed below.
- Pain at rest and at night, particularly if lying on the affected shoulder
- Pain when lifting and lowering your arm above your chest, or with specific movements
- Weakness when lifting or rotating your arm
- Crepitus or crackling sensation when moving your shoulder in certain positions
- May be difficult to comb your hair or reach behind your back
If you are experiencing one or more of these symptoms, contact our office to schedule an evaluation. With over 25 years of experience, Dr. Westphal has the expertise to quickly diagnose and treat your symptoms.