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do i have rotator cuff injury

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
25 years experience 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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Dr. Shawn Hennigan
27 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Painful throwing: Shoulder instability is defined as the presence of symptoms associated with laxity (i.e. "looseness") in the shoulder. It can come from a variety of c ... Read More
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Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
42 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Could be.: You could have a strain of the rotator cuff, or you may have some degree of shoulder instability. See a sports medicine shoulder orthopedic specialist ... Read More

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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Chao
38 years experience 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.
Dr. Shawn Hennigan
27 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Depends: Initial management includes rest, nsaids, maintenance of range of motion. As symptoms improve, progress activities as tolerated. If no improvement or ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vishal Shah
19 years experience 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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Dr. Robert Meislin
36 years experience sports medicine
Tommuy john: Tommy john surgery is for reconstruction of a compromised or torn medial collateral ligament of the elbow.
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Dr. Shawn Hennigan
27 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Elbow ligament: Tommy john surgery is reconstructive surgery of the medial ulnar collateral ligament? It is not performed for shoulder inflammation.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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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 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jimmy Henry
16 years experience Pain Management
Nerve pain: May be related to cervical radiculopathy (pinched nerve in neck), brachial plexopathy, ulnar neuropathy, or median neuropathy, amongst other causes. A ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Lu
Dr. Allen Lu answered
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Shoulder blade: Typically, a rotator cuff injury prevents the normal function and action of the rotator cuff tendons. It causes an imbalance which promotes inflammati ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
36 years experience Clinical Psychology
Ask the Dr: The Dr who diagnosed the injury is the best to ask for recommendations specific to your case - but it's worth trying the sling to see if the protectio ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
49 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
It depend: If there is tear or no tear in it, most of the time if you have no tear we treat with medication and physical therapy and injections, if torn most lik ... Read More
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A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nika Ferdowsi
Specializes in Family Medicine
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 physici ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Lu
Dr. Allen Lu answered
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: At your age, a rotator cuff tear would be a very serious injury. It is extremely rare for a 31 year old to have a rotator cuff tear. A strain of the r ... Read More

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