Rotator Cuff

rotator cuff -- 2016

Pictured above is the rotator cuff. These 4 muscles work together to stabilize the shoulder with any and all movements you do with your arm. If any part of the rotator cuff is overworked or injured, your shoulder will not feel 'right,' and you might have limited function with your arm. Check the health of these muscles regularly and take action early when you find an issue in there. 

The muscles are layered, showing how some of the muscles are covered by the others. All of the muscles are see-through so that you can appreciate the location and size of each muscle relative to the others.

Click here for a list of all the muscles.

Individual shoulder, upper back & neck muscles you might be interested in: (any inactive links will be live soon)

Muscles that cross the shoulder joint (attach somewhere in the torso and to the upper arm)

  1. Pectoralis Major
  2. Latissimus Dorsi

Muscles that attach to the shoulder blade (scapula) & the spine or ribs

  1. Trapezius
  2. Levator Scapulae
  3. Rhomboid Minor
  4. Rhomboid Major
  5. Latissimus Dorsi
  6. Pectoralis Minor
  7. Serratus Anterior

Muscles that attach to the scapula & the arm

  1. Deltoids
  2. Supraspinatus
  3. Infraspinatus
  4. Teres Minor
  5. Subscapularis
  6. Teres Major
  7. Triceps (long head)
  8. Biceps Brachii
  9. Coracobrachialis
  10. Latissimus Dorsi

Good luck working out those tight knots.

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