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Rotator cuff

A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Trettin
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
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 68-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
See below: I agreewith doctor watson , also i added a link for some exercises, you should follow therapy advise.
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
Orthopedic Surgery 42 years experience
Strengthening.: Internal and external rotator strengthening, as well as overall shoulder strengthening, should help.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Coats II
Orthopedic Surgery 23 years experience
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
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
Orthopedic Surgery 42 years experience
4 muscles.: The rotator cuff is a small group of 4 muscles that originate on your shoulder blade, and connect on the upper part of your arm bone.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradley Butkovich
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
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
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Solomon
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
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
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aruna Seneviratne
Sports Medicine 26 years experience
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
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Lu
Dr. Allen Luanswered
Orthopedic Surgery 24 years experience
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
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Lu
Dr. Allen Luanswered
Orthopedic Surgery 24 years experience
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
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Chimenti
Sports Medicine 27 years experience
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
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Dougherty
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
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