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The shoulder consists of the arm bone that is held into a muscular socket. It is a ball and socket joint and looks like a golf ball being held against a tee. The tee is a shallow groove on your shoulder blade that has a thick piece of cartilage over it. A though joint capsule and three major muscles that form a cuff hold the ball of the arm against this socket, the rotator cuff.
The tendons of the rotator cuff muscles attach to the upper end of the arm bone and help to rotate the arm in the shoulder socket. Tears of the tendon can be caused by injury to the shoulder and/or the gradual degeneration of the tendons from pressure and friction caused by the overlying end of the shoulder blade.
Injuries or weakness in the muscles of the rotator cuff will cause some of the same symptoms. The symptoms of rotator cuff muscle injury consist of weakness and pain, particularly with arm elevation and at nighttime while sleeping. Diagnosis of this condition starts with observing how you move your arm.
There are characteristic abnormal motions that are used when one of these important muscles is injured. Then gentle testing of the muscle using palpation and muscle testing is used to isolate which muscle/tendon is damaged and what can be done to speed the healing process.