One injury commonly seen in sports is the dreaded rotator cuff injury. Anyone who watches Major League Baseball for a number of years has heard of a pitcher who is sidelined for a number of games with it or sometimes the loss of a season.
Rotator cuff injuries happen in a variety of sports. Any activity that calls for a repetitive swinging motion of the arm, players need to be mindful.
When the tendons at the end of a rotator cuff muscle become torn it is a painful injury and can be touchy as far as recovery.
The common treatment for dealing with pain in the rotator cuff is the R.I.C.E. method. R.I.C.E. is an acronym for Rest, Icing, Compression and Elevate. Of course there will probably be tests on the rotator cuff like radiography or an MRI. This helps determine the extent of the injury or eliminate the possibility of it being an injury to the areas around the rotator cuff.