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Signs Of Rotator Cuff Injury
Frozen Shoulder?: Stiffness by itself is not diagnostic of a rotator cuff tear but rather a frozen or stiff shoulder. Any sort of shoulder injury or trauma can initiate the process of adhesive capsulitis (frozen shoulder). Learn more here: http://theshouldercenter.Com/frozen-shoulder.Htm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pain and weakness: When the rotator cuff is injured, it first stops working. Without the rotator cuff to stabilize the shoulder, attempts to raise the arm results in improper motion. This in turn causes pain and weakness. An injury may resolve on its own after 4-6 weeks when the rotator cuff recovers. If it has torn, it will not heal on its own and may need a repair. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pain: Typical signs of a rotator cuff tear depends on the muscle involved. There are 4 that make up the rotator cuff. Most commonly, people complain of pain with reaching or overhead motion, pain radiating down the arm, pain that wakes them up at night, sometimes numbness and tingling in the arm and hand/fingers, a feeling of heaviness to the arm. Recommend you see a sports medicine MD/orthopedist. ...Read more
Weakness: Not all rotator cuff tears have the same symptoms. Some tears prevent the shoulder from being stable enough to raise the arm up, causing weakness. Other tears cause enough pain to prevent specific motions. Other rotator cuff tears have stabilized in a way that there are very few symptoms and the patient never even knows there is a tear. The diagnosis needs to be individualized with your surgeon. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Pain at night: Shoulder pain associated with limited range of motion or ability to lift arm above the head or away from the side are characteristic. Also, night pain that keeps you up. You may find yourself sleeping in the upright position to alleviate the discomfort. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: Often times, if there is injury in the rotator cuff muscles there is also can be a lot of inflammation of the bursas (fluid sacs) in the shoulder. This can cause the capsule of the shoulder to get sticky and bound down and can also do the same to the tendons. If a person with rtc injury avoids movement because of pain, they often develops stiffness called adhesive capsulitis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mri of shoulder mild partial intrasubstance tearing of supra, infras and subsc tendon insertions". Tendinopathy of the intra-articular bicep tendon ?
Diagnosis?: Don't make the mistake of determining your treatment based on an MRI reading. If you don't already have a diagnosis that makes sense to you on an anatomic basis prior to the mri, consider a second opinion. For instance, the number of changes you describe may be because of chronic untreated instability. Learn more: http://theshouldercenter.Com/shoulder-pain.Htm. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Capsular tightness: A rotator cuff tear is usually painful and can spawn a cascade of undesirable events in the surrounding tissues. The muscles attached to the torn cuff tendon can become weak, atrophied and painful. The underlying shoulder capsule can become transiently stiff and noncompliant resulting in a debilitating loss of motion ("frozen shoulder"). Scar tissue/synovitis can accumulate and block motion too. ...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
I have complete rupture of the supraspinatus tendon w/ medial retraction. Interstitial delaminating tear of infraspinatus tendon. Severe tendinosis of subscapularis tendon w/bursal side fraying. Interstitial tear of supraspinatus tendon at the insertion.
Your question is???: What is your question? Making a statement is not asking a question. Ii assume you have discussed your options with an orthopedist. ...Read more
More on Rotator Cuff: We also see subscapularis tears in approximately 35% of the rotator cuff tears we treat. Learn more here: http://theshouldercenter.Com/rotator-cuff-tear.Htm and http://www.Theshouldercenter.Com/shoulderpain/2013/rotator-cuff-repair-2/rotator-cuff-tear-subscapularis/. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Prominent communication at bursa through anterior rotator interval cuff tear at musculotendinous junction of supraspinatus. What treatment?
Rotator Cuff Tear: Orthopedic referral and consultation for best procedure. ...Read more
Is it possible that a torn rotator cuff cause other injuries within the shoulder such as: separated shoulder(ac joint)?
Possibly related: Questioner asks if rotator cuff ; acromialclavicular (ac) joint injuries are related. These are two separate injuries of contiguous tissues. Significant mechanical trauma can cause injury to both structures, but not common. Ac joint separation observed grossly as superior projection of distal clavicle relative to acromion ; palpation of ac joint is painful. Mri necessary to visualize rotator tear. ...Read more
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