Rotator cuff disorders: recognition and management among patients with shoulder pain.

Shoulder pain is the third most common musculoskeletal symptom encountered in medical practice after back and neck pain (1), accounting for almost 3 million patient visits each year in the United States (2). A wide range of potential pathoanatomic entities can give rise to shoulder pain, from simple sprains to massive rotator cuff tears. The majority of… CONTINUE READING