A 40-year-old member asked:
How can you treat a rotator cuff injury?
2 doctor answers • 7 doctors weighed in
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
It depend: If there is tear or no tear in it, most of the time if you have no tear we treat with medication and physical therapy and injections, if torn most likely need surgery.
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Orthopedic Surgery 16 years experience
It depends: Many people have degenerative rotator cuff tears as we mature. Non operative conservative treatment should be the first line of treatment. This often consists of NSAIDS, injection, and physical therapy. If conservative treatment fails or if an acute traumatic tear, operative treatment may be warranted. Ask your orthopaedic surgeon for more details. Physical examination and imaging (MRI) are needed
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A 41-year-old member asked:
What are the symptoms of a rotator cuff injury?
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Orthopedic Surgery 24 years experience
Pain and weakness: When the rotator cuff is injured, it first stops working. Without the rotator cuff to stabilize the shoulder, attempts to raise the arm results in improper motion. This in turn causes pain and weakness. An injury may resolve on its own after 4-6 weeks when the rotator cuff recovers. If it has torn, it will not heal on its own and may need a repair.
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A 35-year-old male asked:
How to recover from a rotator cuff injury?
2 doctor answers • 9 doctors weighed in
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 25 years experience
Rest and exercise: As long as it is not torn, a cuff sprain/strain resolves with rest for a couple of days with the use of anti inflammatory meds, followed by gradual exercises involving rotation of the shoulder (look up codmans exercises, which are pendulum exercises for the shoulder). Perform slowly, as pain resolves, can add light weights while performing them to strengthen rtc muscles.
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A 29-year-old member asked:
What do I do when I have a rotator cuff injury/strain?
2 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Radiology 38 years experience
Did you ahve an: Mri? If not ask your doc if you should have one so they can see if you have a tear.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
What are the tests for rotator cuff injuries?
4 doctor answers • 9 doctors weighed in
Orthopedic Surgery 23 years experience
PE, MRI, US: The first step in evaluating for a rotator cuff tear is talking to the patient about their symptoms and performing a good physical exam (pe) of the shoulder. Often xray's are done to look at the bones. To more accurately look at the rotator cuff, a MRI is commonly done. Mri's are the standard diagnostic test. Some providers are skilled at looking at the rotator cuff with an ultrasound (us).
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A 44-year-old member asked:
What do they do to fix rotator cuff injuries?
3 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
Rotator cuff repair: Repair of a torn rotator cuff tendon is performed primarily to relieve pain associated with a tear. Most common indication for surgery is pain which is not relieved by non-operative means, such as pt, nsaids, and occasionally cortisone injections.
Weakness is another common indication or surgery, but usually when associated with pain.
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