A 29-year-old female asked:
I have a torn rotator cuff in my right shoulder. i've dealt with the pain since iwas 14 now i'm 29 andit'sunbearable... how can i relieve the pain?
2 doctor answers • 6 doctors weighed in
Pain Management 17 years experience
Trust the orthopod : Surgery is probably the best treatment option for chronic unbearable shoulder pain with history of a torn cuff persisting from adolescence into adulthood. Conservative therapy at this stage will more likely be futile as it would only treat the symptoms. Surgery can treat the cause. Most people are afraid of surgery until they are fixed.
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Sports Medicine 18 years experience
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Last updated Nov 10, 2015
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