To alleviate rotator cuff pain, physicians recommend beginning with steps at home, including resting the affected shoulder, refraining from activities and postures aggravating pain, using heating pads or ice packs and ta... More » Health Pain & Symptoms

The rotator cuff is a group of muscles and tendons that connects the shoulder blade to the upper arm. It is composed of four muscles and various tendons that surround the shoulder socket. More » Science Human Anatomy Muscles

Exercises to relieve pain from a rotator cuff injury include the doorway stretch, side-lying external rotation, high-to-low rows, lawn mower pull and reverse fly. These exercises should not be done until the swelling has... More » Health Pain & Symptoms

The pain symptoms associated with rotator cuff problems include a dull, deep ache in the patient's shoulder, according to Mayo Clinic. Another pain symptom is pain that wakes the person up at night, especially if he is l... 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 » Health Pain & Symptoms

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 »

People with injured rotator cuff symptoms should seek medical attention if the pain is intense, according to Mayo Clinic. They should also check with a doctor if the pain does not lessen within a few days. Without treatm... More » Health Pain & Symptoms