Rotator cuff disease is a frequent cause of shoulder pain and can result in weakness, alterations in glenohumeral function and shoulder instability in some circumstances. Although patient age, activity level and tear size influence surgical decision-making, non-surgical management is frequently the preferred method of initial treatment after a rotator cuff tear. When non-surgical management of a symptomatic rotator cuff tear is not successful, operative repair is frequently necessary.


If you have surgery, these are some things to keep in mind:

  • Consider PT in the early stages
  • Assistive device fitting if necessary
  •  Evaluation from your local DPT 
  • Proper Home modification 
  • Transportation accommodations if necessary 
  • Workplace modifications