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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

Dr. Bernard Seif
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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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Dx with rotator cuff injury to left shoulder area.Arm.Is still hurting bad on the side.Of upper arm and going in my arm. Took nsaid nohelp . Help?

Dx with rotator cuff injury to left shoulder area.Arm.Is still hurting  bad on the side.Of upper arm and going in my arm. Took nsaid nohelp . Help?

U need to be tested: With a mri, but before that physical therapy + nsaids should help. Steroid shots might be tried to see if they help. If the MRI confirms rc tear than you are looking at surgery so it can be repaired. ...Read more

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I have a rotator cuff injury. I have a complex ovarian cyst. Now when I lie on either side = severe pain in hips and shoulders. What could it be?

I have a rotator cuff injury. I have a complex ovarian cyst. Now when I  lie on either side = severe pain in hips and shoulders. What could it be?

NO relation: You have given very little history. It may be from your work or some type of exercise you do. Would not overdo anything until you have an ortho check you out. The rotator cuff injury may be a clue as to why your joints hurt if it is joint. See the doc for better advice. ...Read more

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How can you treat a rotator cuff injury?

How can you treat a rotator cuff injury?

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. Physical examination and imaging (MRI) are needed ...Read more

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How do you identify a rotator cuff injury?

How do you identify a rotator cuff injury?

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 more

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How to recover from a rotator cuff injury?

How to recover from a rotator cuff injury?

Rest and exercise: As long as it is not torn, a cuff sprain/strain resolves with rest for a couple of days with the use of anti inflammatory meds, followed by gradual exercises involving rotation of the shoulder (look up codmans exercises, which are pendulum exercises for the shoulder). Perform slowly, as pain resolves, can add light weights while performing them to strengthen rtc muscles. ...Read more

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Is a rotator cuff injury a serious injury?

Is a rotator cuff injury a serious injury?

It depend: What kind injury, if minor inflammations it is not, if you have a tear in it is need surgery. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have a rotator cuff injury?

How can I tell if I have a rotator cuff injury?

Depends on symptoms: Without an injury rotator cuff tears are not common in people under 40 but if you are having pain at night that is bad enough to keep you awake or wake you up, then maybe yes. If you are unable to raise your arm straight over your head (same as other side) then maybe yes. Hard to make any sweeping blanket statements, but hope this helps. ...Read more

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What are the milder symptoms of a minor rotator cuff injury?

What are the milder symptoms of a minor rotator cuff injury?

Pain with activity: Mild rotator cuff injuries are associated with inflammation without structural damage. Most of the symptoms occur during shoulder activities, such as reaching, lifting and throwing. As symptoms progress, the shoulder becomes painful at rest and even at night. Ice, activity modification and nsaid's are early treatments. Physical therapy and oral/injectable steroids are used in severe cases. ...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. Janice Alexander
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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