The GRASP (Getting it Right: Addressing Shoulder Pain) trial compared a comprehensive supervised physiotherapy exercise programme versus a single session of best practice physiotherapy advice, with or without corticosteroid injection, in adults with a rotator cuff disorder.
Rotator cuff disorders are one of the most common causes of shoulder pain, accounting for around 70% all shoulder conditions. People with rotator cuff disorders often experience significant shoulder pain and impaired function. Treatment options include rest, advice, medication, exercise, manual therapy, and corticosteroid injections. However, use of these treatments can be highly variable. There is also considerable uncertainty around their effectiveness, mode of delivery and possible long-term harm.