More than half of individuals over the age of 70 will have rotator cuff tear without having any symptoms. Degenerative rotator cuff tears develop over time due to an imbalance between daily wear and tear and healing.
You might sustain a rotator cuff tear from a traumatic injury to the shoulder.
- Pain or weakness in the shoulder
Weakness in the shoulder may impair shoulder function. For instance, you might experience pain when trying to raise the arm, or even when lying down and sleeping.