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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. Krishna Kumar
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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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Can physical theorpy do more harm than good after a rotator cuff injury?

Can physical theorpy do more harm than good after a rotator cuff injury?

Rarely: Physical therapy is a good treatment for most rotator cuff injuries. Sometimes if there is significant inflammation, the therapy may make the symptoms worse. A rotator cuff tear will not get better with therapy. See a board certified orthopaedic surgeon for evaluation and treatment. ...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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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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How do I tell whether a shoulder injury is bursitis or rotator cuff tear? Pain when lift arm up or sideways or bear weight. Treatment method same?

How do I tell whether a shoulder injury is bursitis or rotator cuff tear? Pain when lift arm up or sideways or bear weight. Treatment method same?

Get examined: "bursitis" of the shoulder and a rotator cuff tear can present w/ very similar symptoms(pain w/ motion of shoulder away from body , night pain, etc).However subacromial bursitis will generally improve w/ time, rot.Cuff tears usually not. A simple physical exam by an ors in most cases will be give u your answer.Occ. A diagnostic injection will be needed as well.A high quality MRI is definitive. Gl! ...Read more

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I'm having rotator cuff pain, previously diagnosed as bursitis. Is there any effective home treatment?

I'm having rotator cuff pain, previously diagnosed as bursitis. Is there any effective home treatment?

Not really: Home remedies have little benefit other than time. The bursa can easily be injected with cortisone which almost always resolves the issue. ...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. Lonnie Smith
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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