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Art Lander’s Outdoors: Rotator cuff injuries are a real risk for those who participate in outdoor activities

A lifetime in the outdoors can take a toll on hips, knees, ankles and shoulders. Problems may develop from decades of walking over uneven ground, overuse, repetitive motion or degeneration of the joints due to aging. No injury is more debilitating than a tear of the rotator cuff, which weakens the shoulder. Strong, healthy shoulders are imperative to enjoying the outdoors, but a lifetime of carrying...