The symptoms of a rotator cuff injury include pain in the shoulder at night and at rest, especially when lying on the affected shoulder, according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Weakness or pain when ro... More »

A rotator cuff tear occurs when tendons near the shoulder joint are injured and tear or, in extreme cases, separate from the shoulder bone, according to Jonathan Cluett for About.com. Pain and weakness are common symptom... More »

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The most common symptom associated with a torn rotator cuff is pain in the shoulder and arm. Other symptoms typically include difficulty moving the shoulder, having a hard time sleeping on the shoulder, cracking sounds w... More »

A rotator cuff tear requires surgery when the shoulder suffers continued pain or weakness despite non-surgical efforts to treat the rotator cuff injury, according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Often, t... More »

Surgery is recommended to repair a torn rotator cuff when the patient continues to have pain after trying more conservative options, according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Surgery is also advised if t... More »

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To treat a rotator cuff injury at home, apply heat and ice to the shoulder, rest it, and take pain relievers, suggests Mayo Clinic. A minor injury to the rotator cuff may heal itself with these home remedies. More »

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Rotator cuff tendinitis typically causes a deep, dull aching pain in the affected shoulder, according to eMedicineHealth. Pain from rotator cuff tears can significantly impair range of motion, making it difficult for pat... More »

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