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A 17-year-old female asked:

If i hurt my rotators cuff will i ever be able to play volleyball or tennis again?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Donald Alves
Emergency Medicine 25 years experience
If treat & heals, Y: That is the objective of Orthopedic surgery and Physical Therapy--return to full function. Most injuries can be rehabbed back to work/play. See an Orthopedist for exam and course of action.
Dr. William Coutts ii
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Shoulder evaluation: Your should see an orthopedic surgeon and let him/her evaluate your shoulder. He/She may recommend physical therapy or surgery depending on their evaluation. Whether you will be able to play volleyball or tennis again will depend on how you respond to your treatment. Only reevaluation after your treatment will determine whether you can resume your previous activities or not.

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