The rotator cuff consists of 4 muscles:
- Teres Minor
The most commonly injured muscle in the rotator cuff is the supraspinatus, because it can rub against the under-surface of the acromioclavicular joint. As it rubs, the tendon can sometimes fray, causing pain and swelling of the tendon. Traumatic injuries can sometimes cause partial, or even complete tearing, which may need surgery to fix. ESWT is very effective in reducing the pain, damage, and inflammation from injuries to the rotator cuff.
ESWT is also highly effective in addressing chronic neck, trap, rhomboid & scapular pain. As discussed in our FAQ, the increase in blood supply to the injured and tense muscle tissue will help drain all the metabolic by-products like lactic acid, and it will bring in nutrients that will speed up the healing of the muscles.