The rotator cuff muscles can be prone to inflammation and tears during overhead activities or due to wear and tear. An important way to reduce tears or rotator cuff injury is by strengthening these muscles.
You probably don't think about your shoulders much, until you suddenly experience pain in one of them. Shoulder pain can make a simple act — brushing and drying your hair, reaching behind your back to fasten a bra, or grabbing something overhead — seem like a monumental task.
Reverse shoulder replacement was developed because traditional surgical options for shoulder arthritis, such as total shoulder replacements, aren't a suitable option when patients also have a rotator cuff tear.