A rotator cuff tear often occurs in people who repeatedly perform the same shoulder motions.
Symptoms include shoulder pain and weakness.
Treatment includes rest, medication, physical therapy, corticosteroid injections, and possibly surgery.
Consult a doctor for medical advice
Sources: Mayo Clinic and others.
More than 3 million US cases per year
Treatable by a medical professional
Requires a medical diagnosis
Lab tests or imaging often required
Medium-term: resolves within months