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How long for my shoulder rotator cuff injury to heal?

How long for my shoulder rotator cuff injury to heal?

Severity dictates: Not all rotator cuff injuries are the same. Important variables that determine time to healing include: size, location and extent of the cuff injury along with the overall health of the injured patient. History of injury, examination findings, and imaging studies (x-ray & mri) allow your treating physician to make a reasonably accurate estimation regarding time to healing with or without surgery. ...Read more

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Dr. Katharine Cox
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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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On average how long does it take right side rotator cuff injury & right side shoulder strain to get better? On diclofenac 75 mg.

On average how long does it take right side rotator cuff injury & right side shoulder strain to get better? On diclofenac 75 mg.

Few months to foreve: shoulder is very complicated joint and an injury to the rotators cuff muscle and ligament could be complicated and the seriousness of the injuries varied pending the classification and extent of the damages so the recovery will varied from a few months to a simple injuries to never for a complete damage that will required surgery assuming the appropriate physical therapy was done as well ...Read more

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For a shoulder/rotator cuff injury, what is the diagnostic difference between an ultrasound and an MRI? Which is preferred?

For a shoulder/rotator cuff injury, what is the diagnostic difference between an ultrasound and an MRI? Which is preferred?

Either test might: be appropriate. However, shoulder ultrasound is highly operator dependent and may be less readily available than MRI in some areas. ...Read more

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Shoulder rotator cuff injury 9 months ago. Tendonitis. Lump at tip of R shoulder blade size of quail egg. What is that?

Shoulder rotator cuff injury 9 months ago. Tendonitis. Lump at tip of R shoulder blade size of quail egg. What is that?

AC joint.: The rotator cuff injury would not give you that lump. It may be an arthritic, or inflammed, acromioclavicular joint. See an orthopedic sport medicine surgeon, who specializes in shoulders. ...Read more

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I have rotator cuff injury and inflammation left shoulder? I want to keep swimming though.

Cuff tendonitis: Best to decrease inflammation by relative rest, avoid the so called painful arc above shoulder level. Nsaids and ice, along with strengthening of the rotator cuff with band exercises below shoulder level. When pain disappears, gradually return back to overhead activities. ...Read more

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Multiple shoulder dislocations and rotator cuff injury. How can I prevent this from happening?

Multiple shoulder dislocations and rotator cuff injury. How can I prevent this from happening?

See your doctor: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Will a shoulder brace help a cure a rotator cuff injury?

Will a shoulder brace help a cure a  rotator cuff injury?

Brace: A brace, sling, or immobilizer can temporarily protect the shoulder. A rotator cuff injury can be partial, complete, acute, or chronic. Complete tears won't heal with the above. ...Read more

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How effective are steroid shots for shoulder pain associated with a rotator cuff injury?

How effective are steroid shots for shoulder pain associated with a rotator cuff injury?

Shoulder injections: These can be quite effective in some patients. This is a standard type of injection done for shoulder pain for various reasons. ...Read more

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Rotator cuff injury in my left shoulder.Causes my arm popout of socket during bnchpress. Can i increase circulation to make inflam. Phase count? How?

Shoulder Specialist: It sounds like you have an unstable shoulder along with your rotator cuff injury. See a shoulder specialist to get a detailed recommendation for you personally. Learn more: http://theshouldercenter.Com/rotator-cuff-tear.Htm and http://theshouldercenter.Com/unstable-shoulder.Htm. ...Read more

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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. Melissa Gowans
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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