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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Chao
37 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.

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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. M. Hytham Beck
42 years experience General Surgery
Few months to foreve: shoulder is very complicated joint and an injury to the rotators cuff muscle and ligament could be complicated and the seriousness of the injuries var ... Read More
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
42 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Best for you to get: Advise from someone who evaluates you, by examining/investigating you. He'll inform you of the diagnosis/treatment. So see an orthopod. It generally ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jimmy Henry
15 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 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Grutter
21 years experience 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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A 82-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
34 years experience Hand Surgery
No: However one can have both problems at the same time. Carpal tunnal can on occasionj cause shoulder pain, carpal tunnel may alter mechanics in the way ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Coats II
22 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Sometimes: Think of the rotator cuff as a rope. A frayed rope will still work until enough fraying occurs and it breaks. For a rotator cuff, it takes about 50% b ... Read More
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahimsa porter Sumchai md
Specializes in Sports Medicine
Frozen Shoulder: You are at high risk of developing a frozen shoulder if the revision of a full thickness tear of the conjoint tendon of the rotator cuff failed. I hop ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Stuart
44 years experience Family Medicine
Weakness, pain: You have weakness when trying to raise your arm over your head, associated with pain. Typically rotating your arm in or out (such as with putting on ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Trettin
32 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
? Sprain: If you have injured your rotator cuff over time or w/ one episode of trauma you may have 'strained' or irritated the rot cuff.These generally will get ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Tucker
18 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: Depending on the mechanics of your strain and tendons involved in your calcific tendinitis, it is likely that a traumatic event will exacerbate your s ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vikram Patel
36 years experience Pain Management
Rotator cuff tear: Usually the shoulder pain will cause muscle spasms in the trapezius muscle which is attached to the shoulder, cervical spine and the bottom of the sku ... Read More
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A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. Timothy Silver
23 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Discuss with MD: An evaluation will be needed which may include an MRI or ultrasound. Rehab with a physical therapist or occupational therapist is usually ordered unl ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
31 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Rotator Cuff: In most cases it's very difficult to tell the difference between the two, however significant loss of function (i.e. Strength) is one good way to dete ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Cohen
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
It can: If the swelling in the shoulder is enough to put pressure on the nerves to the hand.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Cuff : Upper chest pain is possible with torn rotator cuff.
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Allen Lu
Dr. Allen Lu answered
23 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Rotator cuff repair: There are probably too many factors to consider here. At your age, the chances if having a full rotator cuff tear is less common, but if it has occurr ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Zooker
16 years experience Sports Medicine
Nerve or muscle?: Rotator cuff problems include, inflammation, pressure, weakness, or damage to the tendons that constitute the rotator cuff. Conservative care w/anti- ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jimmy Bowen
33 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Shoulder pain: A strain of the rotator cuff can definately effect pitching velocity.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abdul Ahmed
40 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes / No: In massive rotator cuff tears the shoulder can sublux superiorly and caus significant arthritis but acute dislocation of the shoulder is not seen.
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
35 years experience Internal Medicine
A bit of a distance: between the shoulder and the spine. The usual cause of "temporary spine curvature" or "change in normal lordosis" is a muscle spasm--typically of the ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Bolesta
39 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Maybe: Rotator cuff problems are usually felt in the shoulder area itself, but the neck and shoulder blade are nearby, and the brain may interpret the pain s ... Read More
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: Yes. Surgery would be a consideration, particularly if your pain level is high and function poor and if you have failed nonoperative care such as phys ... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Marchetti
19 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Yes: The shoulder and neck are intimately connected, primarily by the trapezius muscle. Problems in either area can refer pain to the other.
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