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how can i tell the difference between rotator cuff and pinched nerve?

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Dr. Brian Chimenti
26 years experience Sports Medicine
rotator cuff: Best to be evaluated by an orthopedist, and likely imaged with mri. However, generally a rotator cuff tear will hurt in the shoulder and have weakness and pain with shoulder range of motion. Pinched nerve (usually in the neck) causes pain more in the shoulder blade area and radiates down the arm with associated numbness, tingling, or burning.
Answered on Dec 15, 2019
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