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Can Rotator Cuff Tear Cause Neck Pain
I've been having severe neck pain. MRI of my neck was normal. MRI of shoulder showed a tear in the rotator cuff. Is this common cause of neck pain?
It turns out that the symptoms of neck and shoulder conditions overlap at least 50%. Paragraph raising the arm over the head and placing it on top of the skull will often relieve nerve type pain and make shoulder conditions feel worse.
If the MRI was negative but the shoulder has a rotator cuff tear, make the distinction between a complete tear and partial. ...Read more
Cause of unilateral edema from possible rotator cuff tear.; edema to neck, arm to hand and LLE 2+pitting. CRP always elevated, + ANA normalforedema?
Clot considered: Even though blood clots in the arm are not very common, swelling of the arm, especially from the upper arm to the hand raises the suspicion for a blood clot. Lymphedema is possible as well. Rotator cuff problems typically do not cause widespread swelling. The edema is not often visible to the naked eye and remains around the tendon. It's time to see a doc very soon, preferably in the next 24 hours ...Read more
No: However one can have both problems at the same time. Carpal tunnal can on occasionj cause shoulder pain, carpal tunnel may alter mechanics in the way the hand and arm are used and a rotator cuff tear that is present becomes more symptomatic. A rotator cuff tear may also give pain down the arm and a unstable shoulder may give tingling in the hand the seems like carpal tunnel. These are not causes! ...Read more
Rotator cuff tear: Absolutely not!Get a more detailed answer ›
Will a partial rotator cuff tear cause weakness 2 the point that it's hard 2 lift things & move arm. Having shoulder surgery in a few weeks?
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
Very Common: Rotator cuff injuries are most frequently seen in the sport of baseball. The reason is that all positions involve throwing, with the pitcher and catcher doing the most. The overhead throwing motion can cause rubbing of the tendon on the acromion bone. This is increased with weakness or fatique of the muscle. Progressive strengthening and conditioning is critical. ...Read more
Force: The act of throwing a baseball imposes a tremendous amount of force thru our rotator cuff in a short period of time. Improper mechanics and the shear nature of time can result in gradual failure of the tendon. The greg maddux's and jamie moyers of the world are few and far between for a reason. ...Read more
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?
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
My period came 2 weeks before my actual time, but I had steriod injection because of my rotator cuff tear on my shoulder, can that be the cause, was a light period for two days and more then light on 3rd day, what going on please?
Yes.: The rotator cuff is comprised of four muscles that function to lift the arm above the shoulder and help to externally and internally rotate the arm. One way of testing the rotator cuff is to hold the arm out and see if it falls. It's called the drop arm test and helps to ascertain the integrity of the muscles. ...Read more
What does rotator cuff tear pain typically feel like at rest, say while sitting down with arm not doing anything?
Differs: Some people won't have pain @ their side, some do. Most have pain w/ their arm in overhead positions and pain @ night. Pain is described as " toothache", throbbing pain when pts do have it @ rest. Usually the pain radiates to the lateral upper arm (deltoid).... ...Read more
Partial rotator cuff tear can be healed without surgery? .I have been doing rehab and icing it for last 2 months. Pain is gone but swelling remains
Pls advise which drugs can be used for a rotator cuff tear which does not require surgery. Pain is moderate but ongoing, have full movement/strength?
I'm not sure what you mean by a rotator cuff tear that doesn't require surgery.
But at age 74, I would certainly try to decrease your
pain and swelling with some nsaid medications
Then I'd work on improving your range of motion and
shoulder strength with specific rotator cuff exercises ...Read more
Tear involving the supraspinatus tendon with out evadancie of a full thiknes of rotator cuff tear. Will it make me have musel pain in the chest also?
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
3-12 months: By 3 months you should be doing most activities normally. Full healing and remodeling of the cuff tissue takes a full yr. ...Read more
Pain.: Pain radiating into the upper part of the arm, night pain, and an inability, or difficulty, raising your arm overhead. ...Read more
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