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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
24 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Possibly: However, if your shoulder feels loose, you may have shoulder laxity. This may be treatable with strengthening and physical therapy. See an orthopaed ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Chao
37 years experience in Radiology
Did you ahve an: Mri? If not ask your doc if you should have one so they can see if you have a tear.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vishal Shah
18 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Wrong procedure: Tommy john surgery involves reconstructing an injured ligament in the elbow, not the shoulder. You would need a procedure involving the shoulder, but ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
31 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
See below: If you have a rotator cuff problem there are probably some strokes that you should avoid for now. These would include the crawl and backstroke and but ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Prager
41 years experience in Sports Medicine
Depends: If you have a complete rotator cuff tear with weakness and night pain in your dominant shoulder then yes, at age 45 you may need surgery. You don't m ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Orrin Ailloni-Charas
28 years experience in Anesthesiology
Not a great: Idea to put any stress on your shoulder. Give it some time o heal before you resume upper body exercise.
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A male asked:
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
31 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
See below: If you have active rotator cuff tendonitis, the best thing you could do for this is lay off the weight lifting for now (except for leg and trunk exerc ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shawn Hennigan
26 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Maybe: Indication for surgery is failure of reasonable non-operative management, such as pt, possibly a cortisone injection. If symptoms persist, and the pai ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mena Mesiha
14 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
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 wak ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Let me explain: Pain in the shoulder and the upper arm, limitation of the range of motion of the shoulder in certain directions and sometime weakness of the arm.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Achilles injury: Depends on extent & duration of the injury. Best to consult your doctor for referral to orthopedic specialist.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
31 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
See below: Symptoms vary with severity, but usually pain when you try to use the arm, particularly elevating the arm to reach out for something, difficulty lying ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Wilson
12 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Rotator cuff: Rotator Cuff tears can occur traumatically or sometimes be degenerative depending on the age of the patient. Smaller partial thickness tears can somet ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Lu
Dr. Allen Lu answered
23 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Absolutely not!: The best exercises to help a strained rotator cuff is shoulder blade and upper back exercises. Scapular retractions (holding the back tips of the shou ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
38 years experience in Sports Medicine
Significant procedur: Both procedures are significant operations which require extensive rehabilitation if you have these procedures performed you will likely require ab ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Boomershine
18 years experience in Rheumatology
Usually a ligament: Ligament damage is the usual cause of instability-acl, mcl, etc. See an orthopedist.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Encourage you to: See a sports medicine specialist for the best individual input.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tahsin Ergin
35 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Weakness and pain: It'd be very unusual for a 16 year old to have a cuff tear, unless unusual trauma were involved. Most often the patient is over 40, and presents with ... Read More
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A 71-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
29 years experience in Internal Medicine
Depends: Usually an orthopedic surgeon determines if surgical intervention or physical therapy is indicate
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Trettin
32 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Rotator cuff injury: Don't know mechanism of injury or how it was diagnosed.If you do in fact have a rotator cuff tear(by history, p.E., and confirmed by mri)than i would ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
42 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
By seeing an Ortho-: Pod who'll DX that for you, and start treatment for it. Good luck.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Ruotolo
25 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
No : Ice usually works well for a rotator cuff strain. If pain persists you should see an orthopedist who will probably prescribe a short course of physica ... Read More
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