No cure is permanent. Rotator cuff pain or tendinitis is very common and usually self- limiting requiring no formal medical attention. Pain from cuff tendon tears (partial or full thickness) often requires medical attention with therapy or sometimes surgery. The provoking activity or injury that results in pain is a very important variable. Similar repetitive activity or repeat injury can cause resolved pain to recur.
Rotator cuff pain. Depending on the source of pain there are both surgical and no surgical options. A directed exercise program is best to start with. This includes strengthening the muscles of the shoulder blade as well as the rotator cuff. Surgery for bone spurs and bursitis as well as tears of the rotator cuff are sometimes necessary. All of these require exercise afterwards.