Shoulder / Elbow Archives - Discover Optimal Health

Shoulder / Elbow

Your rotator cuff is a group of muscles and tendons that support and stabilize your shoulder joint. Through overuse or injury, you can tear your rotator cuff. If your rotator cuff has been torn, you will experience:

  • Trouble raising your arm
  • Feeling pain when your arm moves in certain ways
  • Hear clicking and popping when you move your arm
  • Have weakness in your shoulder

If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, it’s important to get it checked out right away. If a torn rotator cuff goes undiagnosed, it can lead to arthritis in your shoulder.

Most rotator cuff tears can be treated without surgery, and in almost every situation, it’s best to go with a nonsurgical form of treatment. Here at Discover Optimal Healthcare, we have multiple nonsurgical treatment options at our disposal. One way we can treat this type of injury is by using Durable Medical Equipment. Durable Medical Equipment is defined as equipment that supplies therapeutic benefits to a patient due to a specific medical condition or illness. The durable medical equipment that we use to treat these injuries is called upper extremity orthotics. Upper extremity orthotics include braces for the arms, hands, fingers, wrists, and elbows. By using these orthotics to stabilize and support your shoulder joint, we can expedite the healing process and get you feeling pain-free. We also use physical therapy to help strengthen the muscles in the shoulder. This helps to stabilize the joint and expedites the healing process.