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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
Muscle tear: Your doctor needs to examine you. Please see him/her. It may not be as bad as you think but you need to know. Whatever the case. Your doc will pro ... Read More

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Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
20 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Injury to fibers: Sounds like an injury to a select group of muscle fibers in the pectoral muscle (which is very broad and has many different fibers that are used more ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barry Lycka
37 years experience Dermatology
This is normal: Puckering and pitting can occur.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Trojian
27 years experience Sports Medicine
Kettlebell: Well this is a unique question. A kettle bell fly or press. One handed knee push ups.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Granberry
36 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Stretch.: Hip flexors get tight from sitting. A great hip stretch is the yoga pose "warrior 1". Another safe stretch is to lie on your stomach then flex the kn ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vishal Shah
18 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Maybe: Some rotator cuff tears are traumatic in nature and can occur despite any preventative measures. The majority are degenerative or overuse injuries, an ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Flanagan
47 years experience Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Torn trapezius: Orthopedic surgeons, if it needs repair.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Rest: Rest, ice, anti-inflammatories can be helpful. If the pain persists, be evaluated by a specialist to make sure you do not have a more serious problem ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
See below: Stretching, ice, compression would be best to see a physical therapist.
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
22 years experience Cardiology
Torn muscle: Healing depends on degree of trauma, type of muscle, location of joints, age, and degree of rest. Like wise so many variable. Some doesn't heal at all ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Guzik
23 years experience Family Medicine
Rest/ surgery: A partial tear my heal on its own. A complete tear mar require surgery.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vic Kalman
34 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
There are several: The rotator cuff is a series of four muscle tendon units working on the ball portion of the shoulder. The rotator cuff works hand in hand with the sh ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Lu
Dr. Allen Lu answered
23 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Resistence: The main function of the rotator cuff muscles are to stabilize the shoulder, so it is not easy to replicate this with exercises. However, we tend to e ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johnnie Strickland Jr
32 years experience Family Medicine
Protection: There are two tendons if one ruptures then you will have a weakness in that arm from now on. Surgical replacement of the ruptured tendon is sometimes ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Rest: Rest, ice, anti-inflammatories can be helpful. If the pain persists, be evaluated by a specialist to make sure you do not have a more serious problem ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
31 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: This is very plausible. To be sure, and due to the complex nature of the shoulder, and evaluation by an orthopedist would determine the exact cause of ... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
A few weeks: That should heal within a few weeks, anywhere from 2 - 8 weeks. You can progressively increase your physical activity as you heal. If you are no bet ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Morton
17 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Anatomy: The supraspinatus muscle in vulnerable to tearing due to its anatomic position and the biomechanics of the shoulder complex. The tendon of the suprasp ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Popowitz
22 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: It's not uncommon to strain or partially tear an intercostal muscle while coughing . Rest and time should heal this. If pain persists, see your physic ... Read More
A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Allen Lu
Dr. Allen Lu answered
23 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: That sounds pretty typical. The biceps tear and rotator cuff tear occurs together as part of the same degenerative process. The tears (along with the ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
31 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Suggestion: Assuming that you suffer from anterior dislocations, where the humeral head moves out the front of the socket, i would recommend you look at the throw ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. John McDonald
15 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Careful: Depends on the ligament. It is very important to get your motion back first after a ligament injury. Range of motion exercises (wall slides, etc.) and ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Wilkin
23 years experience Podiatry
It can: Torn ankle ligaments will typically heal in time if treated properly. However, there may be long term effects from this problem. Have it evaluated. ... Read More
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A 60-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Cohen
27 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: The answer depends upon where the tear occurred and it's severity; then there is always the referred pain component from the event...So i'll say yes.
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