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When reaching or raising your arm hurts, it may be your rotator cuff. Ignoring it can lead to permanent damage. Our shoulder experts would love to help you move that arm, pain-free. Let's assess your options: from minimally invasive repair to the most experience in West Michigan for shoulder replacement, we've got a solution that's right for you.
The rotator cuff is made up of four pairs of muscles and tendons stabilizing the shoulder and arm. The most common wear and tear injury occurs on the front of the shoulder blade from years of use. Repetitive motion, arthritis or overhead tasks also increase risk. Falls or high-impact injuries can rupture tendons, too. Left untreated, weakness, limited mobility and nerve damage can develop.