Eight months ago I didn’t know anything about the shoulder or how it works. But that was before I was diagnosed with a torn rotator cuff, and according to one orthopedic surgeon, the probability of surgery.
So I started doing as much research as I could. I found out that rotator cuff tears are a common shoulder problem, although some are due to trauma and some from wear and tear. Mine was the second case, caused by years of walking my large and very strong dog as she pulled on her leash. It was just after she died that the pain got almost unbearable. At first my regular doctor thought it was just rotator cuff tendonitis, but an MRI showed that one of the tendons was torn all the way through (a complete tear).