The causes of Rotator Cuff issues depend on one of the three types of Rotator Cuff injuries below:
Rotator Cuff Tendonitis
Irritation and inflammation of the tendons of the rotator cuff muscles due to an injury or overuse of the shoulder. This usually occurs in athletes who participate in throwing sports or in non-athletes with a history of recent heavy lifting or activities involving repetitive movements of the shoulder.
Rotator Cuff Impingement Syndrome
When the Rotator Cuff Tendon becomes trapped and the tendon is repeatedly scraped against the shoulder blade this leads to the tendon fraying and possible tearing if left untreated.
Rotator Cuff Tears
When the tendons in the Rotator Cuff tear instead of the muscles and is usually because of a fall or accident in younger individuals. In older people, this is more likely caused by Rotator Cuff Impingement Syndrome.