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Should I see a specialist for rotator cuff syndrome, or can my regular doctor take care of it?

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Dr. Sean MacKenzie
25 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Start with PCP: Most rotator cuff problems are tendinitis, which is treated conservatively - relative rest, ice, meds for pain and physical therapy. If those treatments fail, consultation with a physiatrist or orthopedic surgeon is often helpful. An MRI is often ordered at that time. Even if the rotator cuff is torn, it might not require surgery.
Answered on Jun 10, 2014
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