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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Trettin
32 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Get examined!: At age 55 your most common cause for this pain would still be 'impingement' ( or bursitis). Labral tears causing this pain are less likely unless asso ... Read More
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A 76-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
30 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Physical therapist: Best to go ovwr with therapist.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Coats II
22 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
It's a tendon: A tendon is what attaches a muscle to a bone. This is what allows the skeleton to move. The muscle generates a force that is transmitted to the bone, ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradley Butkovich
26 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Most likely rotator: Cuff impingement. Make sure it is rc pain first. If it is on the sides of your shoulders and hurts with overhead activity it could be rotator cuff ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Solomon
26 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Usually surgery: Most full-thickness rotator cuff tears require a surgical repair to heal. There are factors, such as range of motion, strength, and other medical prob ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aruna Seneviratne
25 years experience in Sports Medicine
Rubber bands: Use rubber bands such as therabands to exercise your rotator cuff. Here is link with easy exercises http://nycsportsmed.Com/tennis-shoulder-tuned.Html ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Lu
Dr. Allen Lu answered
23 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Rest: There are many ways to approach this. The first treatment is usually a period of rest. An injured rotator cuff that stops functioning causes more pain ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Dougherty
24 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Rotator cuff pain: The mainstay of treatment is exercise. Focus in strengthening the muscles that attach your shoulder blade to your body to take the pressure off a sore ... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Chimenti
26 years experience in Sports Medicine
Rotator Cuff: Depends on the size and thickness. Partial thickness tears can heal if they are less than 50% of the thickness of the tendon. Full thickness (complet ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Lu
Dr. Allen Lu answered
23 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Functional loss: The rotator cuff typically tears at the insertion where it attaches to the humerus bone (ball part of the ball and socket). Since it stabilizes the sh ... Read More
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