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Doctor insights on: Burning Feeling In Rotator Cuff

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Dr. Neigatha Graney
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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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I injured my shoulder rotator cuff 3 or more years ago and now I'm getting some mild stiffness and severe burning pain. What do you think?

I injured my shoulder rotator cuff 3
 or more years ago and now I'm getting some mild stiffness and severe burning pain. What do you think?

Hard to say: Many potential causes, I would encourage you to be seen. Most common causes would be a recurrent rotator cuff problem or a cervical radiculopathy (pinched nerve in the neck). An exam and appropriate studies can likely reveal the cause. Consider being seen. ...Read more

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I take 1200 mg/day of gabapentin for neuropathic burning shoulder pain that also has pain from rotator cuff pain. But it still burns. Any advice?

I take 1200 mg/day of gabapentin for neuropathic burning shoulder pain that also has pain from rotator cuff pain.  But it still burns. Any advice?

Increase or switch: Gabapentin 1200mg three times a day there are othe rpharmacologic options for neuropathic pain, including lyrica, (pregabalin) tegretal and elavil. Other options exist which you can discuss with your physician. Good luck. ...Read more

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Im getting physical therapy for my rotator cuff surgery but now I have a burning pain in front of my shoulder. Did they over stretch?

Im getting physical therapy for my rotator cuff surgery but now I have a burning pain in front of my shoulder.  Did they over stretch?

Likely just muscle.: Physical therapy for rotator cuff is a mainstay of therapy for this. With stretching and exercise the other muscles and tendons of the shoulder joint will become strengthened and stretched. These muscles are likely not used to this at this point and so will become sore and burn as Lactic Acid builds up in them. The best thing to do is to keep up with the pt. ...Read more

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I had rotator cuff surgery 7 weeks ago. Should be feeling this sharp pain in outer bicep?

Can be normal: It is normal to still have some sharp pains 7 weeks after rotator cuff surgery. Pain in the outer biceps is likely referred pain from the shoulder that is radiating to the biceps. I let patients know that this should subside to a dull ache by 3 months after the surgery. ...Read more

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Rotator cuff tendonitis with possible tear had steroid shot thurs lifted with help 200 lb dog was feeling better hurts worse call doc or tough out?

Rotator cuff tendonitis with possible tear had steroid shot thurs lifted with help 200 lb dog was feeling better hurts worse call doc or tough out?

See doctor: At this time, i would want more info as to whether you have a tear or not. Activity modification is important as is therapy. If you have not had an MRI of your shoulder i would consider getting this to give you an idea of whether surgery is a consideration. Thank you. ...Read more

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After arthroscopic surgery on rotator cuff is it normal to have severe pain in the elbow and stabbing feeling in hand?

After arthroscopic surgery on rotator cuff is it normal to have severe pain in the elbow and stabbing feeling in hand?

Post op pain: No, but is is unlikely do to the surgery itself. Is it the forth and fifth fingers? If so i would highly suspect a ulnar neuropathy. This nerve is located where we call the funny bone. It can cause pain in the elbow and hand. Ask your orthopedist to evaluate. ...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