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Doctor insights on: Alternative Treatments For Rotator Cuff Injury

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Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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Rotator Cuff (Definition)

The rotator cuff is a group of four muscles that wrap around the ball of the ball and socket joint f the shoulder. The cuff muscles initiate the movements of internal and external rotation as well as lifting your arm ...Read more


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What is the treatment for rotator cuff injury?

What is the treatment for rotator cuff injury?

Non-op 1st: The first line treatments of a cuff injury is non-operative with rest, tylenol, (acetaminophen) nsaid's, physical therapy, and possible cortisone injections. If these measures don't provide relief, surgery can be considered. If the tendon is torn, it is repaired. A repair can be performed either through a traditional open incision, a mini-open approach, or arthroscopically (through very small incisions). ...Read more

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Rotator cuff injury and brufen - what is the best treatment for this type of shoulder injury?

It depend: If you inflammation of the rotator cuff the treatment by using anti-inflammatory medication could in form tablets or injection in the shoulder area. If you have tear of the cuff and the tear is complete you need surgery for that . ...Read more

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Reduced rom in right shoulder with clicking sound when elevated. Rotator cuff injury? What is best treatment plan?

Reduced rom in right shoulder with clicking sound when elevated.  Rotator cuff injury? What is best treatment plan?

Shoulder: Seek medical attention. A orthopedic surgeon is the best place to start. After the exam you may get radiography, physical therapy, anti inflammatory, steroid injection, linemen or surgery. Regardless you need to get to the bottom of it. ...Read more

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Is bowen therapy effective for a rotator cuff injury?

Not likely: Bowen therapy relies on fascial and soft tissue release. It can help relieve associated pain related to neck and back muscles that often accompanies rotator cuff injuries, but the rotator cuff tendon is a deep structure and will not be directly reached. Small and partial tears can respond well to pt. Larger tears or retracted tears (pulling away from bone) usually require surgery. ...Read more

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Are rotator cuff injuries best healed with therapy or surgery?

Are rotator cuff injuries best healed with therapy or surgery?

Cuff injuries ...: Cuff injuries aren't all the same and aren't all treated the same way. Some injuries respond well to non-operative treatment with resolution of pain and without loss of function while many require surgery to alleviate pain and/or restore strength and motion. An orthopedic surgeon experienced in the treatment of these injuries is most qualified to help you decide what the best treatment is for you. ...Read more

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Anyone know what is a rotator cuff injury?

Anyone know what is a rotator cuff injury?

Good Question: We need a better understanding of your true diagnosis first. Do you have a strain/sprain without tear, a minor partial tear, a structural partial tear, or a full thickness tear? Each has a different prognosis and treatment. Learn more here: http://www.Theshouldercenter.Com/rotator-cuff-tear.Htm. ...Read more

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How can I avoid a repeat rotator cuff injury?

Luck & strength: Rotator cuff injuries become more common as we age for several reasons. The rotator cuff tendon thins as we age and the bony architecture becomes more narrowed. This can lead to impingement and tearing of the rotator cuff tendon. In order to avoid injury, it is important to maintain strenght and flexibility of the shoulder joint. Try to avoid things that aggravate your shoulder. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time for over rotator cuff injury?

What is the recovery time for over rotator cuff injury?

Good Question: We need a better understanding of your true diagnosis first. Do you have a strain/sprain without tear, a minor partial tear, a structural partial tear, or a full thickness tear? Each has a different prognosis and treatment. Learn more here: http://www.Theshouldercenter.Com/rotator-cuff-tear.Htm. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have symptoms of rotator cuff injury?

How can I tell if I have symptoms of rotator cuff injury?

See below: Symptoms vary with severity, but usually pain when you try to use the arm, particularly elevating the arm to reach out for something, difficulty lying on that side at night, pain radiates to the side of the upper arm. With a severe rotator cuff tear you may not be able to lift the arm above shoulder level due to a complete tear. Weakness of certain muscles called external rotator muscles as well. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Deberardino
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Rotator Cuff Injury (Definition)

The rotator cuff muscles are the fine motor control muscles that allow the arm/elbow/hand to be placed in a specific position in space. With injury to the rotator cuff, patients have pain with discrete shoulder ...Read more


Dr. Eric Weisman
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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more