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Does a rotator cuff injury cause collar bone pain?

Does a rotator cuff injury cause collar bone pain?

Possibly: The rotator cuff is located beneath both the acromion and the clavicle. The body has a tough time deciding where the pain is because of the low density of nerve fibers and organs in the area. Therefore rotator cuff pain can be across the back, in the clavicle or down the arm. You should get it checked out. ...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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Can a rotatory cuff tear heal on its own, without surgery?

Can a rotatory cuff tear heal on its own, without surgery?

Rotator cuff tear: Yes it can. Depending on the type and degree of tear ...Read more

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Can a tear heal on its own in a rotator cuff?

Rotator Cuff: Depends on the size and thickness. Partial thickness tears can heal if they are less than 50% of the thickness of the tendon. Full thickness (complete) tears generally will not heal on their own and will often enlarge with time. ...Read more

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I was in MVA. MRI shows Rotator cuff tear, labra tear and tendinitis on shoulder. EMG shows pinched nerve. Will Physical Therapy help and how long?

I was in MVA. MRI shows Rotator cuff tear, labra tear and tendinitis on shoulder. EMG shows pinched nerve. Will Physical Therapy help and how long?

Can't answer w/o inf: The space here is limited to provide a good answer to your question. You should speak to an Orthopedic Surgeon or sports medicine doctor (rehab?) to answer this question. Generally, rest, ice, & compression is used to help support healing. Anti-inflammatories like Tylenol (acetaminophen) could be used also. Later on, rehab is used when healing has started but timing is up to the surgeon. ...Read more

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Could a torn rotator cuff cause an immobile index finger?

Could a torn rotator cuff cause an immobile index finger?

No: The two have minimal affect upon the other. There are cases where a surgery for the rotator cuff tear (arthroscopy with rotator cuff repair) causes enough swelling in the hand. The swelling can cause "triggering", or stiffness in the index finger. Just a torn rotator cuff can on rare occasions cause the same problem. Other surgeries to the shoulder, elbow, or wrist can do the same. ...Read more

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Shoulder rotator cuff injury 9 months ago. Tendonitis. Lump at tip of R shoulder blade size of quail egg. What is that?

AC joint.: The rotator cuff injury would not give you that lump. It may be an arthritic, or inflammed, acromioclavicular joint. See an orthopedic sport medicine surgeon, who specializes in shoulders. ...Read more

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Does a partial rotator cuff tear require right shoulder arthroscopy?

Does a partial rotator cuff tear require right shoulder arthroscopy?

Sometimes: Partial thickness rtc tears are generally managed with physical therapy. Shoulder arthroscopy is indicated for partial thickness tears that fail to improve with non-operative treatment. ...Read more

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Injured rotator cuff almost torn in half and my bicep tendon muscle ruptured surgery now trigger finger problems. Normal?

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Injured rotator cuff almost torn in half and  my bicep tendon muscle ruptured surgery  now trigger finger problems. Normal?

Yes: That sounds pretty typical. The biceps tear and rotator cuff tear occurs together as part of the same degenerative process. The tears (along with the surgery) cause swelling that involves the entire hand. The swelling and inflammation makes trigger fingers worse by swelling the finger tendons that no longer fit through their tendon sheaths. ...Read more

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What is a torn rotator cuff tendon like?

What is a torn rotator cuff tendon like?

Painful and weak: A torn rotator cuff tendon is usually quite painful, especially at night or during forceful shoulder motion. The rotator cuff starts out as 4 individual muscle attached to the shoulder blade. As they approach there insertion onto the tuberosities of the humerus, they come together to make a tendonus cuff. When this cuff of tissue is torn, active shoulder motion becomes difficult. Needs surgery. ...Read more

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Pain in lat muscle, below armpit on my back, flares when extending arm overhead (i.E. Tennis serve, throwing) is this rotator cuff injury?

Pain in lat muscle, below armpit on my back, flares when extending arm overhead (i.E. Tennis serve, throwing) is this rotator cuff injury?

Latisimus strain: This is best diagnosed with a hands on exam but sounds like your latisimus dorsi muscle is strained. Rotator cuff is often achy down the side of the deltoid, back of shoulder, or front of shoulder. But, it is possible. Get an examination to be specific. ...Read more

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Hi docs, would a slight rotator cuff tear heal on its own?

Hi docs, would a slight rotator cuff tear heal on its own?

Yes, it can: Depending on the size of the tear, this can get better with physical therapy, anti-inflammatories and modification of the activities that caused your pain to begin with. ...Read more

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Can a rotator cuff tear cause arm and hand numbness?

Can a rotator cuff tear cause arm and hand numbness?

Not usually: The shoulder is usually an 'innocent bystander' when it comes to neurologic problems such as numbness and weakness that is found beyond the shoulder in the arm and forearm. The more likely culprit for these complaints is actually nerve compression emanating from the cervical spine. ...Read more

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Will a rotator cuff impingment or tear heal on its own, and will it cause arthritis in the shoulder joint?

Will a rotator cuff impingment or tear heal on its own, and will it cause arthritis in the shoulder joint?

Depends: Rotator cuff impingement is often a self limiting problemthat can resolve either on its own or with treatment. The rotator cuff is present these do not feel on their own but if our small can be treated like impingement. Larger rotator cuff tearsleft untreated can lead to arthritis of the show. ...Read more

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Could rotator cuff sprain be permanent?

Could rotator cuff sprain be permanent?

? Sprain: If you have injured your rotator cuff over time or w/ one episode of trauma you may have 'strained' or irritated the rot cuff.These generally will get better w/time. If, however, you tore or partially tore the rot. Cuff this may not improve completely and may require surgery. A good exam and quality MRI scan can differentiate between the two. See an ors w/ specialty training in shoulder surg. Gl! ...Read more

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Can a torn rotator cuff cause hand numbness when sleeping?

Can a torn rotator cuff cause hand numbness when sleeping?

No: These are 2 different diagnoses. Tingling in the hand at night comes a nerve impingement. A torn rotator cuff can cause shouldered pain and limited mobility of the shoulder. ...Read more

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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

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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?

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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I have shoulder pain that has gotten worse in the last 6 months and a feel a deep bruise in my outer upper biceps area could this be caused from a rotator cuff tear?

Could be: There are 4 muscles in the rotator cuff, and depending on which one has a tear, pain could be in various place.
Pain in the biceps could also be from subacromial bursitis. The bicipital tendon goes into the capsule there, and bicipital tendinitis often goes along with bursitis. Bicipital tendinitis can radiate down into the muscle. ...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. ??

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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What are the symptoms of a torn rotator cuff?

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Weakness: Not all rotator cuff tears have the same symptoms. Some tears prevent the shoulder from being stable enough to raise the arm up, causing weakness. Other tears cause enough pain to prevent specific motions. Other rotator cuff tears have stabilized in a way that there are very few symptoms and the patient never even knows there is a tear. The diagnosis needs to be individualized with your surgeon. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a torn rotator cuff?

Pain at night: Shoulder pain associated with limited range of motion or ability to lift arm above the head or away from the side are characteristic. Also, night pain that keeps you up. You may find yourself sleeping in the upright position to alleviate the discomfort. ...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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What's a rotator cuff surgery like?

What's a rotator cuff surgery like?

Outpatient.: It takes about 2 hours, usually done arthroscopically. We perform ours on an outpatient basis. We use a sling for three weeks, then begin physical therapy. ...Read more

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What is it like to have rotator cuff surgery?

What is it like to have rotator cuff surgery?

Hurts @ pm: Most rotator cuff tears in your relatively young age group will cause pain w/ overhead activities , throwing etc. If you really have a tear pain @ night is ver common. Pain when moving your arm away from your body is typical. Occasionsionally weakness ofyour arm in certain positions can be appreciated.. A good physical exam can differentiate other shoulder problems.MRI can confirm if well done. ...Read more

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Rotator cuff injury treatments?

Medication.: If it's just inflammed, medication and physical therapy may be all you need. If it's torn, then yopu may require surgery. ...Read more

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Is rotator cuff syndrome curable?

Absolutely: Is all about the getting proper history, examining, treating, reexamining. Treatment could includes oral medications, injections. Evaluation include history, exam, xray, mri, referral to physical therapy, ortho, pain management. Be aware rotator cuff is a general term (we have many terms depending on findings). Remember it could take 6 months to fully recover (many time it takes less). ...Read more

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What is the treatment for rotator cuff injury?

Non-op 1st: The first line treatments of a cuff injury is non-operative with rest, tylenol, (acetaminophen) nsaid's, physical therapy, and possible cortisone injections. If these measures don't provide relief, surgery can be considered. If the tendon is torn, it is repaired. A repair can be performed either through a traditional open incision, a mini-open approach, or arthroscopically (through very small incisions). ...Read more

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Rotator cuff tear surgery, how does it recover?

6 months.: Our protocol calls for 3 weeks in a sling, then we initiate physical therapy. Our patients participate in physical therapy for about 4-6 months before being released to all activities. ...Read more

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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


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Bruising (Definition)

Bruising = a contusion with ...Read more