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Rotary Cuff Injury
I’ve have a for the first time a simple rotary cuff injury that was x-rayed & said it is just an inflamed injury, the doc decided physio wasn’t requir?
See below: If you have inflammation in the rotator cuff or tendonitis, you most likely wont need surgery you can probably calm down your symptoms with rest, ice, nsaid, cortisone and/or physical therapy if you have a tear, you are most likely to require surgical treatment if you are symptomatic. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
These are 2 differen: Conditions, like a tooth problem and a gum problem. The ac joint separation is the result of an injury to the joint on top of the shoulder; while the rc injury is a tear of the tendons (which from the rc). They are like 1/2 an inch from each other. The ac injury would be obvious on the xrays while rc injury is mostly seen on mri. ...Read more
Depends: on the extent and depth of the tear and nature of surgery. Even with PT- figure 4-6 weeks for a great outcome. ...Read more
Depends: Now it is a little more subtle and will need to be tailored to your individual situation and associated injuries. A rotator cuff tear, shoulder arthritis, biceps tear, or superior labral tear would all improve to a certain extent, then have residual symptoms. Whether you just need more exercise, or a repair, or even a replacement, will need to be individualized by your orthopedic surgeon. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I've been having problems with my rotator cuff for about a year, but I had no known injury to the area.?
Diagnosis?: Although most rotator cuff tears are not the result of an acute injury, many other causes of shoulder pain are also assumed to be rotator cuff problems. Get a detailed evaluation to determine best option for you personally. Learn more here: http://theshouldercenter.Com/shoulder-pain.Htm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Strength Testing: There are a series of tests a doctor can use to determine which, if any, of the rotator cuff's have been injured. In most of these tests, the physician will ask you to hold your arm out in various positions and ask you to hold it up against resistence. Pain, or inability to hold up the arm may be an indication of injury. Also, an MRI can help determine injury as well. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See shoulder surgeon: First step to treatment is correct diagnosis. Initial treatment is rest, stretching exercises to prevent stiffness, nsaids, ice. If no help, and symptoms persist more than 2-3 weeks, see a shoulder specialist. A history and physical exam is performed, and x-ray is done. If rotator cuff tear is suspected, additional imaging (mri or ultrasound) may be recommended. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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