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Signs & Symptoms Orthopedics

Rotator Cuff Tear
Signs and Symptoms

People with rotator cuff tears may experience:

  • Recurrent or constant pain, particularly when lifting the arm overhead
  • Pain at night that makes it difficult to sleep on the affected side
  • Muscle weakness, especially when trying to lift the arm

UCSF Health medical specialists have reviewed this information. It is for educational purposes only and is not intended to replace the advice of your doctor or other health care provider. We encourage you to discuss any questions or concerns you may have with your provider.