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how to stretch for a rotator cuff tear

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janiece Stewart
19 years experience in Sports Medicine
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 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Waldman
28 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
6 weeks after surger: Many patients improve with physical therapy, but those that need surgery usually take about six weeks.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Harhay
43 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
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
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roger Palutsis
35 years experience in Sports Medicine
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 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Lu
Dr. Allen Lu answered
23 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
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 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
31 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
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 72-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
54 years experience in Internal Medicine
NO: No help
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
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
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A male asked:
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
31 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
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
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Grutter
21 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
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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