A 37-year-old male asked:
Can a person tell if there rotator cuff is injured?
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Sometimes: It is fairly easy to tell if there is a massive tear in the rotator cuff by physical exam. What is more difficult is determining if there are small tears as simple bursitis and tendonitis can look the same. Thankfully the treatment for small tears is usually non surgical in most people. Mri can help with the diagnosis.
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Orthopedic Surgery 32 years experience
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Pain Management 17 years experience
Examination: and history tells most of the story. However sometimes X-ray and MRI are needed to determine the extent of injury. Ultrasound in real time can even tell more info about the injury. Recommend seeing a musculoskeletal sports medicine specialist for a full evaluation.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
How can I tell if i'm grinding my rotator cuff?
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Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
Pain & stiffness : In the shoulder joint, certain movement bother more than other, like scratching your back, reaching above your head all symptoms increase with activity and over head work.
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A 59-year-old male asked:
What should I do to strengthen an injured rotator cuff?
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Clinical Psychology 40 years experience
Rotator cuff: Please see your doc who may give you as referral to a physical therapist. The PT can teach you the proper exercises. Clean up you diet if needed, i.e., remove junk food, sugar, etc. Peace and good health.
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Last updated Jul 18, 2014
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