Weakness and Exercise in Rotator Cuff Tendinopathy
“Neurophysiology of Weakness and Exercise in Rotator Cuff Tendinopathy”
The purpose of this study is to examine deficits in activation and motor patterns, as well as central drive in patients with rotator cuff tendinopathy. There are three specific aims: (1) determine the effect of acute pain relief on rotator cuff muscle activation in patients with rotator cuff tendinopathy, (2) determine the effect of exercise on rotator cuff muscle activation in patients with rotator cuff tendinopathy, and (3) compare rotator cuff muscle activation between patients with rotator cuff tendinopathy and healthy controls.
Procedure - Subacromial injection
A subacromial injection consisting up 6 cc 0.5% Marcaine with Epinephrine and 1 cc DepoMedrol will be administered.
A standardized six-week exercise protocol supervised by a physical therapist
Neurophysiology of Weakness and Exercise in Rotator Cuff Tendinopathy