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Is bowen therapy effective for a rotator cuff injury?

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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Dr. Sandra Eleczko
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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 therapy is effective for shoulder injuries?

What therapy is effective for shoulder injuries?

Varies: The type of exercises that are beneficial for your type of injury is hard to determine without an evaluation of your mobility, strength and biomechanics. We would suggest having an evaluation by a physical therapist so they can determine what exercises are appropriate for your shoulder. ...Read more

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Is laser treatment or acupuncture effective in healing a torn rotator cuff?

Is laser treatment or acupuncture effective in healing a torn rotator cuff?

No: The difficulty is that many patients have asymptomatic rotator cuff tears, meaning no pain so many treatments such as the ones you mentioned and many others are recommended because they may help with pain. Think of the rotator cuff like a taut rubber band that when torn would pull away and shorten...Without surgery to pull it back out to length it can't heal. Learn more here:http://www.Theshould. ...Read more

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How effective is a steroid injection for rotator cuff syndrome in the shoulder?

How effective is a steroid injection for rotator cuff syndrome in the shoulder?

It can be very effec: Effective for inflammation alone. It will not repair the tendon but may help significantly for acute symptoms. ...Read more

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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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Is prolozone an appropriate therapy for a partially ruptured bicep tendon?

Is prolozone an appropriate therapy for a partially ruptured bicep tendon?

Possibly: Prolozone causes repair and tightening of the lax structures, partially torn connective tissue and ligaments. Prolozone halts the pain/inflammation cycle. This allows for better circulation, increased blood flow carrying nutrition, and hydration of the damaged tissues. This allows for a healing environment within the joint to develop and results in increased range of motion and decreased pain. ...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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Is there a permanent cure for rotator cuff pain?

Is there a permanent cure for rotator cuff pain?

No cure is permanent: Rotator cuff pain or tendinitis is very common and usually self- limiting requiring no formal medical attention. Pain from cuff tendon tears (partial or full thickness) often requires medical attention with therapy or sometimes surgery. The provoking activity or injury that results in pain is a very important variable. Similar repetitive activity or repeat injury can cause resolved pain to recur. ...Read more

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Is electrical muscle stimulation machine for physical therepy for a previous shoulder dislocation helpful?

Is electrical muscle stimulation machine for physical therepy for a previous shoulder dislocation helpful?

Yes.: It can improve muscle and nerve function, and improve circulation to the area. A damaged area of tissue will have altered voltage on the surface of the cells. The status of this voltage can affect healing, especially if it is low. I do not see much downside to using it in conjunction with other therapy. ...Read more

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Is it normal to use cortisone injections for rotator cuff injuries?

Is it normal to use cortisone injections for rotator cuff injuries?

Rotator cuff: I would agree that rotator cuff injuries involve inflammation of the rotator cuff and bursa. These problems can be effectively treated with oral and injectable steroids. Physical therapy is an effective adjunct to treatment. However, if the injury represents a tear...A cortisone injection will not fix this. It may provide some temporary relief however. See your doc. ...Read more

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What is effective therapy for a dislocated finger?

What is effective therapy for a dislocated finger?

Reduction, ice, spli: Acutely, it must be reduced to normal, then splinted and iced and elevated. One may need to have x-rays to rule out fracture or further problems and then may need some physical therapy. One may need to follow up with an orthopedist, hand surgeon or other. Expect some long term swelling of the joint, pain and loss of some function for a while. ...Read more

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What does surgery for a rotator cuff injury entail?

What does surgery for a rotator cuff injury entail?

Attach cuff to bone.: A rotator cuff tear occurs when the tendon is torn off the bone. For the tendon to heal, it must be reattached to the bone. This is done arthroscopically with suture anchors. The anchors have sutures inside and are placed into the bone. The sutures are placed within the torn rotator cuff and tied down to the bone. The cuff is protected for 6 wks before therapy begins, 3-6 months for recovery. ...Read more

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What shoulder physical therapy exercise works on a rotator cuff?

What shoulder physical therapy exercise works on a rotator cuff?

Graded program: Pt for rotator cuff problems usually start out with assisted exercises to decrease pain while gradually increasing the exercises to improve painless range of motion. Once painless range of motion has been achieved specific exercises to strengthen the rotatorcuff muscles are started and then finally sports specific exercises depending on what type of sport the person would like to go back to. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for a torn rotator cuff?

What is the best treatment for a torn rotator cuff?

It depends: Many people have degenerative rotator cuff tears as we mature. Non operative conservative treatment should be the first line of treatment. This often consists of NSAIDS, injection, and physical therapy. If conservative treatment fails or if an acute traumatic tear, operative treatment may be warranted. Ask your orthopaedic surgeon for more details. Good luck ...Read more

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What treatment is there for rotator cuff tear?

What treatment is there for rotator cuff tear?

Expected outcomes...: If symptoms persist w/ >6 wks of diligent rehab & compliance w/ conservative treatment, a more aggressive treatment, such as surgery, may be required.. This arthroscopic outpatient procedure usually allows for a return to daily living activities within 2-6 wks. A full recovery can be long & arduous, but excellent results are achieved >80%... For more info: www.Drmarkgalland.Com (1/22/13). ...Read more

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Is scapulothoracic arthroscopy an effective treatment option for scapular bursitis, if more conservative treatments have had limited effectiveness?

Is scapulothoracic arthroscopy an effective treatment option for scapular bursitis, if more conservative treatments have had limited effectiveness?

MAYBE: This is something that i personally have never performed but it is considered an option for those with significant symptomatic scapulo-thoracic impingement also known as "snapping scapula " syndrome approach such treatment with caution but once again I have known of cases that seemed to be treated successfully. ...Read more

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What physical therapy is used for an Achilles tendon rupture?

What physical therapy is used for an Achilles tendon rupture?

Conditioning: Gentle range of motion, scar mobilization, conditioning (calf strengthening), proprioception. Follow surgeons guidelines for how to progress. ...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

Dr. Gregory Moneta
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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


Dr. Thomas Deberardino
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Rotator Cuff Injury (Definition)

A condition in which the rotator cuff muscles (the fine motor-control muscles that allow the arm/elbow/hand to be placed in a specific position in space) are injured, causing ...Read more