The shoulder is made up of four rotator cuff muscles, which connect the shoulder blade to the arm bone. The rotator cuff muscles work together to control and stabilize shoulder motion but are weaker than the large muscles that attach the shoulder blade bone to the spine, making them more susceptible to injury.

In this video, The Climbing Doctor, Dr. Jared Vagy, shares tips on how to avoid common climbing movements that cause stress on the neck and rotator cuff pains and strains.

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