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Can a torn labrum (left shoulder) heal itself?

Can a torn labrum (left shoulder) heal itself?

Yes: Not all labral injuries are the same. Acute or recent injuries protected appropriately from reinjury have a better chance to heal than chronic or older injuries. Most are treated with an initial course of rest then physical therapy. Only the persistent, symptomatic labral tears may warrant surgical intervention eventually. The final decision is best made between you and your surgeon. ...Read more

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I have had a torn labrum and rotator cuff in my left shoulder for over a year now, will it heal on its own? My dr refuses to give me a referral

I have had a torn labrum and rotator cuff in my left shoulder for over a year now, will it heal on its own? My  dr refuses to give me a referral

It will not heal: A labral tear and a rotator cuff tear will not heal on their own. Sometimes, though, even though something (like an mri) says there is a tear, it may not be the full source of the pain. I would recommend an evaluation by an orthopedic surgeon. If you cannot get a referral call some offices and see what an evaluation would cost. You may want to do it that way. ...Read more

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Could a tear in my labrum in my shoulder heal by itself?

Could a tear in my labrum in my shoulder heal by itself?

No: The labrum is a structure that helps stabilize your shoulder joint as it attaches to the capsule and socket. Once torn, the fluid in your joint acts to prevent it from sticking back and the consensus is that they don't heal. The reasons to fix them are if it is associated w instability or if you have pain w/ +/- catching or mechanical symptoms. The tissue has poor blood supply. ...Read more

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Which test/exam can determine if my shoulder is fully recovered? (torn labrum, 6 month ago)

Which test/exam can determine if my shoulder is fully recovered? (torn labrum, 6 month ago)

Need more info: If you did not have surgery then the labrum is still torn. This does not necessarily mean that you have to have surgery. Labral tears vary in size, location and associated symptoms. Often degenerative tears are treated conservatively, without surgery, and patients do quite well. Your orthopedist/ sports medicine physician can help you make this assessment. If you had surgery your doc will tell you. ...Read more

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Can i be nauseous from the pain I am experiencing from torn labrum in shoulder ?

Can i be nauseous from the pain I am experiencing from torn labrum in shoulder ?

Pain and nausea: Severe pain has been associated with nausea at times, but localized shoulder pain typically does not do this. If you are aware of a labral tear, do you have a plan of treatment to repair this damage. One way to determine the association is to treat the pain and see if nausea resolves. ...Read more

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What can be done to help treat a torn labrum in the shoulder?

What can be done to help treat a torn labrum in the shoulder?

Rehab vs surgery: See a specialist: orthopedic surgeon with shoulder/sports medicine fellowship. A thorough course of physical therapy is usually a good start; if symptoms persist or the tear is extensive, surgery to repair the tear is typically indicated. ...Read more

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How long does it normally take for shoulder tendonitis to heal with rest?

How long does it normally take  for shoulder tendonitis to heal with rest?

Many Possibilities: Prolotherapy typically by itself will cause ligaments to tighten up, usually due to scarring or fibrosis of the ligaments. However now prolotherapy is used to introduce new blood supply to the area and then many times following it with the prp and/or stem cells in the area can repair the tissue/ligaments by the hopes that the stem cells regenerate the same normal tissue type. Regenexx.Com ...Read more

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Have torn labrum in shoulder and have horrible pain behind shoulder blade. Are they related or separate issues ?

Have torn labrum in shoulder and have horrible pain behind shoulder blade. Are they related or separate issues ?

Probably: Separate issues but if occurred in same injury could possibly be related. Pain from labrum usually radiates to the arm not the back. ...Read more

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Mri says torn labrum of shoulder can this pain come and go or will it hurt all the time?

Mri says torn labrum of shoulder can this pain  come and go or will it hurt all the time?

Depends: It depends on which part of the labrum is affected and your activity level. Most labral tears are degenerative and causes intermittent pain. If you do a lot of overhead activity, such as a throwing athlete, then you can have more pain and may require surgery. Either way, you should have your orthopedist or sport medicine specialist help you determine your best treatment option. ...Read more

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