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Hi guys, do you know that our shoulder joint is one of the most complicated (or shall I say worst designed) joint in our body? It requires lots of tendons, ligament, muscles to provide stability!
Responsible in maintaining the shoulder stability, particularly the glenohumeral joint (GHJ) is the Rotator cuff (RC) also known as the SITS muscle! SITS = Supraspinatus, Infraspinatus, Teres minor, Subscapularis - all inserting themselves to the humeral head!
Not only is the RC important in maintaining stabilty of the glenohumeral joint (GHJ), they also aid in shoulder movement (i.e. Rotation, Abduction of shoulder).
RC disorders are one of the most common causes of shoulder pain! The Supraspinatus in particular is the most commonly injured RC muscle. Often when disorders occurs, the RC functions can be compromised. Hence, if any of us physios were to treat this condition, it's always worth to see the shoulder as a unit - rehab & train them as a whole!
RC is so important for shoulder health that everyone can benefit from some rotator cuff work, even if it's only for maintenance.
Do your shoulders frequently roll forward & in when you do exercises like rows, push-ups? Neck & shoulder tension or pain? Tightness or soreness predominantly in the front of your shoulder after you workout? Or feel like your arm is “hanging” from the joint or feels excessively heavy?
If yes to , you could probably lack the shoulder stability due to rotator cuff weakness. Get a physio to assess for you now if you have such issue alright! .