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how to know if you have a torn rotator cuff

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
No: The vaccine is given into the muscle & slowly enters the circulation where it sets up the immune response. It has no access to the shoulder capsule.

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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alex Meyers
24 years experience in Hand Surgery
Hand weakness : Here is one possibility: this can occur as someone wears a sling for prolonged periods or hold the affected arm bent against their chest. This can l ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bahman Omrani
16 years experience in Pain Management
Trust the orthopod : Surgery is probably the best treatment option for chronic unbearable shoulder pain with history of a torn cuff persisting from adolescence into adulth ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Levan Atanelov
3 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Likely yes: You need imaging to confirm , likely yes
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Giannini
35 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Depends: The rotator cuff is made up of 4 shoulder muscles and there tendons. Partial tears can result in pain, mild loss of motion and some weakness. Complet ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Chimenti
26 years experience in Sports Medicine
Usually no: Rotator cuff injuries do not usually involve symptoms of numbness (although there are rare exceptions).
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Patney
32 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: Certain portions of the shoulder motion come from different muscles not included in the rotator cuff. All of the rotator cuff muscles may not be torn ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Boris Aronzon
23 years experience in Anesthesiology
Depends: If you do not have short term disability insurance, check if you qualify for coverage from your state, which is unlikely but possible.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
31 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
4-7th decade- common: Not all tears of the rotator cuff need to be fixed. Symptomatic complete tears that do not respond to physical therapy often get repaired. Physical th ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Ferguson
18 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Rotator cuff tear: Shoulder / upper arm pain and difficulty with raising the arm overhead are the most common symptoms.
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