The rotator cuff is a group of four muscles that work as a unit to stabilize the shoulder and help with shoulder joint movement. The four muscles of the rotator cuff include the Supraspinatus, Infraspinatus, Subscapularis and Teres minor.
There are four tendons that connect the four muscles to the arm bone. The tendons blend with the capsule of tissue around the ball and socket of the shoulder joint.
These structures work together to keep your arm bone centered in the socket thus providing stability to the joint.
As such, strengthening the rotator cuff muscles will help keep your shoulder joint stable and strong, which can help relieve shoulder pain and prevent further injury.
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