Background: Over the age of 60, shoulder discomfort is one of the most common complaints. Rotator cuff disease is the most common cause of shoulder pain. Most rotator cuff problems in older patients are manageable with conservative measures.
Case presentation: A woman of 65 years old with shoulder pain had a full thickness tear of the supraspinatus and infraspinatus in the right shoulder. During the three-month period, the patient underwent exercise therapy and physical modalities, which were repeated 20 times each. During the 12 week period, the patient's discomfort, and range of motion in his right shoulder decreased. However, no significant changes were noted in his paraclinical symptoms. His condition continued to improve 6 months after the treatment began.
Conclusion: Exercise therapy was very effective for improving pain and function in total tear of supraspinatus and infraspinatus tendon. Exercise therapy was very effective for improving pain and function in the total tear of the supraspinatus and infraspinatus tendon.