Physical therapy for rotator cuff repairs in Fordham, New York

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Meet with the best rotator cuff repairs physical therapists in Fordham, New York

Fordham, New York, Luna’s physical therapists are experts in the treatment of rotator cuff tears. Our licensed PTs provide comprehensive treatment programs which combine guided stretches, manual treatment, and pain relief techniques to improve symptoms and provide relief to patients suffering from rotator cuff tears.

With Luna, patients can get rotator cuff tear treatment in the comfort of their homes. It’s physical therapy, delivered.

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What are rotator cuff tears?

Affecting almost 2 million people in the United States each year, rotator cuff tears are a common source of shoulder pain and disability among adults.

The rotator cuff, a group of four tendons that cover the head of the humerus, keeps the arm in the shoulder socket and allows the arm to be lifted and rotated. However, when one or more of the rotator cuff tendons is torn, it will no longer fully attach to the head of the humerus, often resulting in pain and limited mobility.

Source: OrthoInfo

Rotator cuff tears symptoms

Rotator cuff tears occur either suddenly or gradually. Sudden tears, such as those that result from a fall, cause intense, acute pain. Patients will usually feel a snapping sensation and immediate upper arm weakness.

Gradual tears, on the other hand, are usually due to overuse. Patients will initially feel mild pain when they lift or rotate their arm. At first, over-the-counter pain relievers will be sufficient to relieve the pain. However, over time, the pain may become more noticeable, even while the patient is at rest, and can interfere with routine activities.

The most common symptoms of rotator cuff tears include:

  • Pain at rest or at night
  • Pain when lifting, lowering, or rotating the arm
  • Weakness in the arm
  • Crackling sensation in the arm with certain movements

Source: OrthoInfo

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What causes rotator cuff tears?

The two main causes of a rotator cuff tear are injury and degeneration. Trauma to the shoulder, like a fall or a direct blow, can cause a sudden rotator cuff tear. Degenerative tears can occur over time due to repetitive overhead activities, including swimming, weightlifting, painting, or tennis.

Rotator cuff tears are more likely to develop in middle-aged or older patients, as the tendons in the shoulder weaken and break down with age.

The most common causes of rotator cuff tears include:

  • Traumatic shoulder injury
  • Repetitive overhead arm motion
  • Advanced age
Source: Cedars-Sinai

Physical therapy for rotator cuff repairs in Fordham, New York

Although physical therapy alone can’t fully heal the condition, it’s often the recommended treatment for rotator cuff tears. That’s because the goal of rotator cuff tear treatment isn’t necessarily to heal the torn tendon, but rather to achieve pain relief, improve strength, and restore shoulder joint mechanics.

Rotator cuff physical therapy targets the small muscles around the shoulder that tend to be neglected in normal exercise and thus grow weak and vulnerable to breakage. For the vast majority of patients with rotator cuff tears, these exercises will help to relieve pain and strengthen the shoulder, obviating the need for surgical intervention.

Source: WebMD
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Frequently asked questions

Where are Luna therapists seeing patients?

For physical therapy sessions in the Fordham area, our therapists are ready to visit you at home. We make it a priority to extend our services to all neighborhoods, ensuring that we provide you with the utmost convenience during your PT sessions.

Is physical therapy covered by insurance?

Luna works with a wide range of insurance plans, managing the benefits verification process on your behalf. When you choose Luna, your co-pay will always match the exact amount specified by your insurance plan for visiting a PT clinic. We're proud to accept all major insurances and Medicare.

Is there a waiting list for new patients?

It's a resounding “no”! Our goal is to make it incredibly easy for patients to initiate their physical therapy journey. At Luna, new patients are always welcomed, and for most, their first at-home physical therapy appointment can be scheduled within a mere 48 hours of signing up. Our therapists maintain flexible schedules, available from 6:30 am to 8:30 pm, seven days a week. Check Availability.

Who are Luna’s physical therapists?

At Luna, our therapists are highly experienced—they have a minimum of 3 years of treating patients, often with considerably more experience. Each therapist undergoes a comprehensive interview process and thorough background check. We exclusively collaborate with therapists dedicated to providing high-quality care to their patients.

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