The rotator cuff consists of four muscles: infraspinatus, supraspinatus, teres minor and subscapularis; the tendons of which blend with the capsule of the glenohumeral joint, aiding its stability. Due to its location in the subacromial arch, the supraspinatus is particularly susceptible to injury.
The supraspinatus muscle, together with the deltoid, raises the arm to initiate abduction. The weakest point of the supraspinatus tendon is the part, which forms the cuff over the joint in the area that is 1cm from the attachment of the tendon to the humerus. It is at this point that ruptures most often occur.
Please consult with your medical professional for a complete diagnosis and treatment plan.
Under the direction of your medical professional and in conjuction with your advised treatment plan, any of the following Thermoskin products are recommended.
Adjustable Shoulder with V Stabiliser 80141
Cutaway design provides protection, warmth and support for shoulder instability, arthritis or tendon conditions. Customised straps contour to either shoulder and featuring a removal V- Stability System, providing extra support and stability at stages of shoulder rehabilitation.
EXO™ Double Shoulder 8*120
Double Shoulder provides protection, warmth and support for both shoulders. It is useful as an adjunct in rehabilitation after surgery or to stimulate blood flow in tendonitis cases. Designed with lycra inserts for better fit and comfort during wear.