The drop arm test is used to find out rotator cuff tears or a supraspinatus tear particularly. The test can yield each false positives & false negatives, so use it together with other diagnostic tools. Stretches for a supraspinatus tear:
Bring the patient’s arm out to 90 degrees of abduction. Then let go of their arm and ask them to slowly lower their arm. A positive test is either pain when lowering the arm, or the arm suddenly dropping because they’ll’t control it back down.
This can be an indication of other shoulder issues including shoulder tendonitis and shoulder bursitis.
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