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How to know if my rotator cuff is torn or just bruised?

How to know if my rotator cuff is torn or just bruised?

Rotator cuff pain: Incomplete tears of the rotator cuff cannot be clinically differentiated from other cuff injury. An MRI scan or ultrasound evaluation will determine if the injury to the cuff is a partial tear or irritation. Tendon is poorly vascularized and can either calcify or thicken with scar was well as have tears. All tend to be painful and limit range of motion in the joint. ...Read more

Bruise Or Contusion (Definition)

Bruises, or ecchymoses, are discolorations and tenderness of the skin or mucous membranes due to the leakage of blood from an injured blood vessel into the surrounding tissues. A serious disease called pupura presents as a cluster of small bruises called petachia. Petachia often appears as many tiny red dots clustered together, and could indicate a problem. ...Read more


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Full rotator cuff tear has bruising, what is wrong?

Full rotator cuff tear has bruising, what is wrong?

Biceps tendon?: If you have been diagnosed w/ a full-thickness rotator cuff tear by your orthopedic surgeon and have bruising now;esp.In your upper front of your arm u may have ruptured your biceps tendon.(long head) from your shoulder.At your relatively young age this would be uncommon though.See your md. ...Read more

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I have rotator cuff tendonitis w/ impingement and constant pain then every few weeks swells up and bruises and is extremely painful, what can I do?

I have rotator cuff tendonitis w/ impingement and constant pain then every few weeks swells up and bruises and is extremely painful, what can I do?

Many treatments : Rotator cuff tendinitis and impingement can be treated with therapy and antiinflammatories. If that fails a steroid injection can help. If nothing works a shoulder arthroscopy may be needed. ...Read more

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Severe pain from shoulder down deltoid into bicep. Not rotator cuff. More pain when arm is rotated toward chest. Torn cartilage in other shoulder. ??

Get examined!: At age 55 your most common cause for this pain would still be 'impingement' ( or bursitis). Labral tears causing this pain are less likely unless associated with the biceps 'anchor'( SLAP) lesions -- but less likely in isolation in your age group.Osteoarthritis can cause pain in this distribution . AC joint arthritis can also cause pain when rotating arm towards chest ( adduction). See an ORS! GL! ...Read more

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Exercise for rotator cuff pain?

Exercise for rotator cuff pain?

Strengthening.: Internal and external rotator strengthening, as well as overall shoulder strengthening, should help. ...Read more

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What is a rotator cuff made of?

What is a rotator cuff made of?

It's a tendon: A tendon is what attaches a muscle to a bone. This is what allows the skeleton to move. The muscle generates a force that is transmitted to the bone, through a tendon. In the shoulder, the rotator cuff starts out as 4 muscles attached to the shoulder blade. As they move toward the shoulder joint, the muscle turns into tendon. This tendon is the rotator cuff and helps to move the shoulder joint. ...Read more

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What symptoms would i possess if my rotator cuff was torn/damaged ?

What symptoms would i possess if my rotator cuff was torn/damaged ?

Pain and weakness: Pain in the area between the shoulder and elbow. Night pain. Pain lifting items in front of the body. Weakness with lifting. These are the most common symptoms. Thank you. ...Read more

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What is rotator cuff pathology ?

What is rotator cuff pathology ?

Rotator cuff: pathology indicates an abnormality which in the rotator cuff usually indicates a spectrum. first there is inflammation of the bursa and tendons of the rotator cuff, this leads into partial tearing of a percentage of some of the tendon fibres.which if they don't heal weakens the remaining tendon structure which then further tears until complete separation occurs. ...Read more

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Tommy johns rotator cuff surgery?

Tommy johns rotator cuff surgery?

2 Different Surgerie: Tommy john surgery is an ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction of the elbow. Rotator cuff surgery is surgery to repair a tendon in the shoulder. ...Read more

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Dr. Barbara Lavi
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Rotator Cuff (Definition)

The rotator cuff is a group of four muscles that wrap around the ball of the ball and socket joint f the shoulder. The cuff muscles initiate the movements of internal and external rotation as well as lifting your arm ...Read more


Dr. Melissa Gowans
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Bruising (Definition)

Bruises may occur over skin that is injured. Bruising from very minor injury can be a sign ...Read more