Recovery after rotator cuff surgery

A rotator cuff injury is when you have inflammation or a tear in the muscles and tendons in your shoulder.  You can develop this after an injury to your shoulder or after years of wear and tear. It is a common cause of shoulder pain and is more likely to affect older people or active sporty people. If you have this form of injury it can be difficult and painful to do everyday tasks such as getting dressing and brushing your hair.

  •   Your rotator cuff is the group of muscles and tendons that surround your shoulder joint.
  •   They work together to keep your shoulder stable and working well.
  •   The rotator cuff works with the ligaments that connect the bones in your shoulder together to keep your shoulder joint in its socket.

An operation can usually be done using the key hole technique, and this surgery aims to ease your pain and give you as much movement in your shoulder as possible.

After your surgery you will be required to wear a sling and your physiotherapist will visit you in hospital to show you what you need to do and you will gradually build up the exercises to help strengthen your shoulder and regain full movement. How long you need to do physio will depend on how severe your injury was and the type of surgery you had to fix it. It can take between three months to a year to fully recover from rotator cuff surgery.

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Why choose Home Physio Group?

We are a dedicated team of Chartered Physiotherapists working exclusively in your home and providing the highest level of care. We recognise the importance of knowing that you are in safe hands and being looked after. With this is mind, our client management team are here to assist you every step of the way and will answer any questions you may have. We are passionate about helping you to reach your goals, relieve your pain, and improve your mobility.

The benefits of using our service include:

  • All our physiotherapists are hand-picked professionals with years of experience
  • We are registered with the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) and Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC). All our physiotherapists are checked by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) 
  • We will arrange visits in your own home (or care home or place of work) at a convenient time to you
  • We work at speed and do not have a waiting list
  • We offer daytime, evening and weekend appointments
  • Our team work closely with the country’s leading consultants and specialists in their field
  • You will always have the same physiotherapist visiting you at home
  • You can have as many visits as you require
  • Our fixed pricing structure can be provided in writing so that you can consider it in your own time
  • We believe there is no “one size fits all” approach to care. Your personalised programme and treatment strategy will be unique to you