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What Causes the Most Common Rotator Cuff Injuries? - Dr. Jonathan Kuttner


Left untreated, the symptoms of most rotator cuff injuries will become progressively worse

With most rotator cuff injuries, the supraspinatus tendon first becomes damaged in some way (trigger points, tightness, trauma, inflammation).

This leads to the overlying bursa becoming inflamed.

Normal function of the shoulder is then impossible. This is impingement.

Ongoing damage occurs to the supraspinatus tendon and bursa, each time that the arm is raised.



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About Dr. Jonathan Kuttner

Dr Jonathan Kuttner (MBBCH, Dip Sports Med, Dip MSM, FRNZCGP, FAFMM) is a musculo-skeletal pain specialist who has spent the last 35 years in New Zealand working as a doctor, teacher and writer.

In 2014 Dr. Kuttner was the recipient of the NAMTPT Lifetime Award for Contribution to Myofascial Trigger Point Therapy.

Dr. Kuttner is regularly featured on national TV and radio.


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This trigger point therapy blog is intended to be used for information purposes only and is not intended to be used for medical diagnosis or treatment or to substitute for a medical diagnosis and/or treatment rendered or prescribed by a physician or competent healthcare professional. This information is designed as educational material, but should not be taken as a recommendation for treatment of any particular person or patient. Always consult your physician if you think you need treatment or if you feel unwell. 




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