New York Daily News - The Daily Checkup: Learn How to Shoulder the Pain of Those Rotator-Cuff Injuries

 – January 9, 2013  –– 

Rotator-cuff injuries may be the bane of star athletes like Chad Pennington, Maria Sharapova and Dwight Gooden, but that doesn’t mean the rotator cuffs of weekend warriors and the general population are immune. Instead of sports injuries, they’re subject to developing musculoskeletal degeneration over time. “Rotator-cuff tendinosis is a very common problem marked by irritation and pain coming from the rotator cuff, the complex set of muscles attached to the shoulder that give it mobility and stability,” says Dr. Jonathan Kirschner from The Mount Sinai Medical Center. “The old term we used is ‘tendinitis,’ and what we now know is that it’s a degenerative condition and not necessarily due to inflammation, as previously thought.”
- Dr. Jonathan Kirschner, Assistant Professor, Rehabilitation Medicine, The Mount Sinai Medical Center
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