Q: I was told that I have Rotator Cuff Disease. Can that spread to other parts of my body?
A: No. Rotator Cuff Disease describes the vulnerable environment created within the shoulder joint by a history of shoulder overuse or repetitive stress conditions - including rotator cuff tendonitis, subacromial bursitis, impingement syndrome, and general dysfunction involving partial or complete tearing of the rotator cuff tendons.
It is a disorder of the musculotendinous cuff surrounding the glenohumeral joint and is a continuum of pathology involving a range of rotator cuff conditions leading to degenerative shoulder stability. It is isolated to the shoulder and is not a disease that can spread to other parts of the body.