Athletes who play sports with a lot of throwing, hitting, or swinging are highly susceptible to shoulder injuries. Learning how to care for acute shoulder injuries is important, as is learning to recognize the difference between a shoulder injury that may resolve with time and rest or one that requires surgical intervention.

Rotator cuff tear surgery is an elective surgery aimed at reducing pain and increasing shoulder function.

Athroscopy and open surgery are two decompression procedures used to relieve shoulder impingement pain. Deciding on which procedure to perform is based on the individual's shoulder condition and lifestyle, as well as the surgeon's preference.

Although frozen should will improve over time, physical therapy, NSAIDS, and surgical treatments can help to minimize discomfort and speed up recovery.
People with diabetes, arthritis, Parkinson’s disease, and a history of shoulder surgeries may not be successful with rotator cuff surgery.