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What can i do to treat a rotator cuff tendon injury?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Achilles injury: Depends on extent & duration of the injury. Best to consult your doctor for referral to orthopedic specialist.
Dr. Robert Coats II
Orthopedic Surgery 23 years experience
Rest & nSAID's: Most rotator cuff injuries involve inflammation of the bursa and tendon. Rest and anti-inflammatory medications are great at reducing symptoms. If pain is persistent with activities, or progresses to rest and/or night pain, see a board certified orthopaedic surgeon for further evaluation and treatment. A full thickness rotator cuff tear will require an arthroscopic repair.
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
Orthopedic Surgery 42 years experience
Physical therapy.: Physical therapy may be beneficial. Check with your treating doctor to see if physical therapy is an option for you.

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