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Burning Feeling In Rotator Cuff
Getting out from rotator cuff & tendonitis, is it normal to feel some discomfort on upper arm, like burning specially when it is cold around 60's? Ty
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 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'm 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
7wk postsurgery for torn rotator cuff, nerve impingement, bone spur ground off&labrum repaired. My thumb, hand, forearm are swollen. Have burning nerve pain. Hurts bad to move wrist wrong. In pt. Been icing and heating. How can I reduce swelling&pain?
I just had surgery on your rotator cuff and it has been 4 days since my surgery and I hit my kid with my arm can I reinjury it I hit my kid with my arm I wanna know if I could still reinjury because my arms has been feeling better and everysince I hit h
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?
After arthroscopic surgery on rotator cuff is it normal to have severe pain in the elbow and stabbing feeling in hand?
Rotator cuff tear-pain in elbow-wrist-hand- swollen forearm-catch in bicep, bicep knotted up, when pushed, it has a cracking popping feeling, painful?
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
Most likely rotator: Cuff impingement. Make sure it is rc pain first. If it is on the sides of your shoulders and hurts with overhead activity it could be rotator cuff issues. Initially treat with nsaids, ice and modification of activity (no overhead activity, no heavy pushing or lifting) if it is not getting better see and orthopaedist. They might offer you pt, oral steroids or hopefully a cortisone shot. ...Read more
Functional loss: The rotator cuff typically tears at the insertion where it attaches to the humerus bone (ball part of the ball and socket). Since it stabilizes the shoulder, a tear doesn't allow the large muscles of the shoulder (deltoids) to function correctly and indirectly causes weakness and pain. A rotator cuff tear does not heal itself and usually requires surgery to reattach the tendon to the bone. ...Read more
From neck to elbow: Rotator cuff pain is usually located in the shoulder, especially the deltoid muscle. The pain can be felt anywhere from the neck to the elbow. Rotator cuff tears are usually more painful at night and with activities involving shoulder motion. See a board certified orthopaedic surgeon for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
Rotator cuff repair: There are probably too many factors to consider here. At your age, the chances if having a full rotator cuff tear is less common, but if it has occurred, we would recommend an arthroscopic rotator cuff repair. A rotator cuff typically tears at the tendon close to where it meets the bone, and cannot heal on its own. Certainly you should be seen by a specialist and evaluated fully! ...Read more
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
It depends: Many people have degenerative rotator cuff tears as we mature. Non operative conservative treatment should be the first line of treatment. This often consists of NSAIDS, injection, and physical therapy. If conservative treatment fails or if an acute traumatic tear, operative treatment may be warranted. Ask your orthopaedic surgeon for more details. Physical examination and imaging (MRI) are needed ...Read more
Strength Testing: There are a series of tests a doctor can use to determine which, if any, of the rotator cuff's have been injured. In most of these tests, the physician will ask you to hold your arm out in various positions and ask you to hold it up against resistence. Pain, or inability to hold up the arm may be an indication of injury. Also, an MRI can help determine injury as well. ...Read more
Rest and exercise: As long as it is not torn, a cuff sprain/strain resolves with rest for a couple of days with the use of anti inflammatory meds, followed by gradual exercises involving rotation of the shoulder (look up codmans exercises, which are pendulum exercises for the shoulder). Perform slowly, as pain resolves, can add light weights while performing them to strengthen rtc muscles. ...Read more
Good Question: We need a better understanding of your true diagnosis first. Do you have a strain/sprain without tear, a minor partial tear, a structural partial tear, or a full thickness tear? Each has a different prognosis and treatment. Learn more here: http://www. Theshouldercenter. Com/rotator-cuff-tear. Htm. ...Read more
4-7th decade- common: Not all tears of the rotator cuff need to be fixed. Symptomatic complete tears that do not respond to physical therapy often get repaired. Physical therapy, nsaids, subacromial space injections, rest, ice, and physical therapy can all help the injured cuff recover without surgical intervention, often times. ...Read more
Nerve or muscle?: Rotator cuff problems include, inflammation, pressure, weakness, or damage to the tendons that constitute the rotator cuff. Conservative care w/anti-inflammatories, ice, and physical therapy. Sometimes surgery is necessary to repair a torn tendon or release pressure on the tendon. Surgery can also be helpful to release pressure on pinched nerves that supply cuff. An orthopaedic surgeon can help. ...Read more
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
Be smart & lucky: While there are some variables that you have the ability to control (such as how you lift, what activities you participate in, etc), there are some variables that you cannot easily control. This includes normal aging of the tendon and genetics. ...Read more