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How to stretch for a rotator cuff tear

A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janiece Stewart
Sports Medicine 20 years experience
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 pa... Read More

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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Waldman
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
6 weeks after surger: Many patients improve with physical therapy, but those that need surgery usually take about six weeks.
Dr. Greg Hicken
Specializes in Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
3-12 months: By 3 months you should be doing most activities normally. Full healing and remodeling of the cuff tissue takes a full yr.
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
Orthopedic Surgery 42 years experience
6 months.: If you have a rotator cuff repair, our protocol for full release is 6 months.
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Harhay
Orthopedic Surgery 44 years experience
Pain and difficulty: Pain with the ability to raise the arm can be a tear that is incomplete. Inability to move the shoulder might be a significant tear
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
Orthopedic Surgery 42 years experience
Pain.: Pain radiating into the upper part of the arm, night pain, and an inability, or difficulty, raising your arm overhead.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roger Palutsis
Sports Medicine 36 years experience
Very Common: Rotator cuff injuries are most frequently seen in the sport of baseball. The reason is that all positions involve throwing, with the pitcher and catc... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Lu
Dr. Allen Luanswered
Orthopedic Surgery 24 years experience
External rotation: The normal pitching motion involved rotating the shoulder to an extreme position. This position places the glenoid (or socket) right up against the ro... Read More
A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Fields
Family Medicine 61 years experience
Tear: NO, prednisone will not help and I fact it may cause even more of a problem
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
Orthopedic Surgery 32 years experience
Small tears commonly: Samller partial thickness tears can often be missed on routine mris. Really a thorough history and detailed physical examination should discern over 9... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery 54 years experience
No: A rotator cuff tear is like a tear in ur jeans. It only gets bigger unless u take it 2 a seamstres and have it repaired. It may sail along 4 a while a... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
Orthopedic Surgery 32 years experience
Cuff strengthening: Try your best to maintain a full range of shoulder motion. With your arm bent at a right angle (90 degrees) raise your arms upward from your side. Hav... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Grutter
Orthopedic Surgery 22 years experience
See a shoulder doc: Slap tears cause vague pain, sliding with overhead use, painful clicking or popping sensations with shoulder motion, especially overhead activity. Rtc... Read More

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