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Rotator Cuff Tear

Rotator Cuff Tear Symptoms and Causes

A rotator cuff, which consists of muscles and tendons that hold the shoulder in place, may tear partially or fully. Symptoms may include recurrent pain, pain that prevents sleeping on the injured side, grating or cracking sounds when moving the arm and weakness. Rotator cuff tears can occur due to falls, repetitive activities, and aging.