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Doctor insights on: Cardio Training For People With Rotator Cuff Injuries

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Anyone know what is a rotator cuff injury?

Anyone know what is a rotator cuff injury?

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

Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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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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How can I avoid a repeat rotator cuff injury?

How can I avoid a repeat rotator cuff injury?

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

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What is the recovery time for over rotator cuff injury?

What is the recovery time for over rotator cuff injury?

It depend: If you inflammation of the rotator cuff the treatment by using anti-inflammatory medication could in form tablets or injection in the shoulder area, it take about 3-4 weeks.
If you have tear of the cuff and the tear is complete you need surgery for that. If surgery was done it take 8-12 weeks. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have symptoms of rotator cuff injury?

How can I tell if I have symptoms of rotator cuff injury?

See below: Symptoms vary with severity, but usually pain when you try to use the arm, particularly elevating the arm to reach out for something, difficulty lying on that side at night, pain radiates to the side of the upper arm. With a severe rotator cuff tear you may not be able to lift the arm above shoulder level due to a complete tear. Weakness of certain muscles called external rotator muscles as well. ...Read more

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Why is it recommended to stop overhead activities while treating a rotator cuff injury?

Why is it recommended to stop overhead activities while treating a rotator cuff injury?

One of the: Major tendons injured (torn) in a RTC (Rotator Cuff) injury is the SUPRASPINATUS which is the majot muscle/tendon complex responsible for LIFTING YOUR ARM OVERHEAD....thus RESTING IT is a necessary part of the REHABILITATION from a RTC injury!!!!

Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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Do rotator cuff injuries heal naturally?

Do rotator cuff injuries heal naturally?

Rotator Cuff injury: Rotator cuff tears are either partial or full thickness. If the tear is not painful and there is not significant weakness then no surgery needs to be done. Rotator cuff tears do not usually heal naturally. You can get some scarring back down, but that is not predictable. Patients not electing for surgery usually recover with pt, but that is more for partial tears. ...Read more

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What are the tests for rotator cuff injuries?

What are the tests for rotator cuff injuries?

MRI.: Usually, we will get xrays first, to get an idea of the bony architecture of the shoulder, look for arthritis, and, any evidence of rotator cuff tear. But the MRI is more definitive. ...Read more

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What do they do to fix rotator cuff injuries?

What do they do to fix rotator cuff injuries?

Rotator cuff: The rotator cuff tendon is repaired back to the bone where it tore away from. This can be done with arthroscopic surgery and suture anchors. ...Read more

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Do rotator cuff injuries ever heal completely?

Do rotator cuff injuries ever heal completely?

Yes: A strain of the rotator cuff usually heals in 6-8 weeks. Rotator cuff tears in general do not heal unless surgically repaired. Surgical treatment is generally done arthroscopically (using a small camera). Most patients (90%) have improvement and are satisfied with surgery. Healing of the tendon after surgical repair is dependent on the size and type of tear as well how old the tear is. ...Read more

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Can I still run with a mild rotator cuff injury?

Can I still run with a mild rotator cuff injury?

Yes: If it is not too uncomfortable to you moving it around but there is no reason that you cannot exercise by running. ...Read more

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What does surgery for a rotator cuff injury entail?

What does surgery for a rotator cuff injury entail?

Attach cuff to bone.: A rotator cuff tear occurs when the tendon is torn off the bone. For the tendon to heal, it must be reattached to the bone. This is done arthroscopically with suture anchors. The anchors have sutures inside and are placed into the bone. The sutures are placed within the torn rotator cuff and tied down to the bone. The cuff is protected for 6 wks before therapy begins, 3-6 months for recovery. ...Read more

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Should I use gauze for my minor rotator cuff injury?

No: Ice usually works well for a rotator cuff strain. If pain persists you should see an orthopedist who will probably prescribe a short course of physical therapy. ...Read more

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How long for my shoulder rotator cuff injury to heal?

How long for my shoulder rotator cuff injury to heal?

Severity dictates: Not all rotator cuff injuries are the same. Important variables that determine time to healing include: size, location and extent of the cuff injury along with the overall health of the injured patient. History of injury, examination findings, and imaging studies (x-ray & mri) allow your treating physician to make a reasonably accurate estimation regarding time to healing with or without surgery. ...Read more

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What causes the stiffness from a rotator cuff injury?

Frozen Shoulder?: Stiffness by itself is not diagnostic of a rotator cuff tear but rather a frozen or stiff shoulder. Any sort of shoulder injury or trauma can initiate the process of adhesive capsulitis (frozen shoulder).
Learn more here:
http://theshouldercenter. Com/frozen-shoulder. Htm. ...Read more

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What is the best way to rehab from a rotator cuff injury?

Strengthening: Allow several days of relative rest after an injury, then gradually and progressively strengthen the muscles that form the rotator cuff. These muscles are those that turn your forearm in and out when your elbow is held in a fixed location. Elastic bands are very useful for this type of rehab. ...Read more

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Rotator cuff injuries - are they caused by heavy lifting?

Rotator cuff injuries - are they caused by heavy lifting?

Yes.: Heavy lifting can cause a traumatic tear of the rotator cuff, or, over time, can cause a degenerative type of tear. ...Read more

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What exactly causes the stiffness in a rotator cuff injury?

See below: Often times, if there is injury in the rotator cuff muscles there is also can be a lot of inflammation of the bursas (fluid sacs) in the shoulder. This can cause the capsule of the shoulder to get sticky and bound down and can also do the same to the tendons. If a person with rtc injury avoids movement because of pain, they often develops stiffness called adhesive capsulitis. ...Read more

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What would doctors recommend to help with rotator cuff injury?

What would doctors recommend to help with rotator cuff injury?

Anti-inflammatories.: Anti-inflammatory medications and physical therapy may be indicated. See an orthopedic shoulder specialist, who can determine the best treatment plan for you. ...Read more

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What exactly leads to the stiffness from a rotator cuff injury?

What exactly leads to the stiffness from a rotator cuff injury?

Pain, loss of motion: Will both cause stiffness. As movements of the shoulder hurt, while not moving it (and resting it) would mean less pain but it'll result in stiffness. ...Read more

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How do I know if surgery is necessary for a rotator cuff injury?

Many factors: Several factors play a part in the decision to proceed with surgery including the severity of symptoms, accurate physical exam by an orthopedic surgeon, size of the tear on mri, failed nonsurgical treatments, activity level and health of each individual patient. All of the above should be taken into consideration before surgery is planned. ...Read more

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How can a mild rotator cuff injury 2 years old best be treated?

Therapy: If symptoms are minimal, I would consider a therapy problem to work on rotator cuff strengthening and periscapular strengthening. That last part just means strengthening the muscles around the shoulder blade. Do this routine daily and it should keep you going. Thank you. ...Read more

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I have a weird rotator cuff injury. Is it necessary to get surgery?

Not always: The decision to pursue surgical treatment depends on a number of factors, including your age, your activity level, the chronicity of the tear, the size and "repairability" of the tear. Small traumatic tears usually recover predictably well with surgery. Large atraumatic tears often respond to non-operative treatments, although there is some risk of tear progression without surgery. ...Read more

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I have a rotator cuff injury in back of the neck, is it okay for me to still work out?

I have a rotator cuff injury in back of the neck, is it okay for me to still work out?

Yes.: You should be able to work out, but you should see an Athletic Trainer or Physical therapist, to receive the correct exercises. ...Read more

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It has been three years since a rotator cuff injury, and sudden sharp pains occur when exercising. Do I require surgery?

It has been three years since a rotator cuff injury, and sudden sharp pains occur when exercising. Do I require surgery?

Rotator cuff tear: Not necessarily. First a repeat MRI has to done to determine if there is a tear and how extensive it is. The MRI should be done with a dye injection (gadolinium) in the join since you have had prior surgey. A small tear may improve with just physical therapy. ...Read more

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My boyfriends shoulders hurt all the time, we were thinking its a rotator cuff injury, but its in both shoulders, what could this be?

Shoulder pain: Rotator cuff injuries with a young man can generally be traced back to a trauma that initiated the pain. Rotator cuff injuries generally do not cause constant pain, but typically pain with overhead activities, reaching, and pain at night. Other causes to the pain should be considered, including nerve related pain, especially, constant pain that is occuring in both extremities. ...Read more

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What can be seen on MRI for rotator cuff injuries?

What can be seen on MRI for rotator cuff injuries?

Several things: Mri of the shoulder can demonstrate partial and complete rotator cuff tears, bursitis, bicipital tendon tears, labral tears, bone lesions, arthritis, and soft tissue masses. ...Read more

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Could a rotator cuff injury lead to a tingling in your fingers?

Could a rotator cuff injury lead to a tingling in your fingers?

Unlikely: Rotator cuff ' injuries' usually result in [email protected] night and referred pain to the deltoid (mid- upper arm). Pts. W/ rot. Cuff tears for some time can have pain/ spasms in their neck (trapezius usually) because of their difficulty elevating their arm normally and their resultant use of their scapula to ' help'raise their shoulder. '.Tingling'in fingers is rare w/ rc injuries. (cts, rad. Pain >common). ...Read more

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Could I have a rotator cuff injury or just a pulled muscles as well as nerves?

Could I have a rotator cuff injury or just a pulled muscles as well as nerves?

See below: A rotator cuff injury is a muscle injury to one or more of the four muscles that make up the rotator cuff: supraspinatus (more often injured of the four), infraspinatus, teres minor and subscapularis. Other injuries can occur with rotator cuff injuries and nerve injuries to the brachial plexus are possible along with clavicle fractures, ac separations, subluxations hand other shoulder injuries. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Deberardino
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Rotator Cuff Injury (Definition)

Your rotator cuff muscles are the fine motor control muscles that allow the arm/elbow/hand to be placed in a specific position in space. With an injury to the rotator cuff, patients have pain with discrete shoulder ...Read more


Dr. Gregory Moneta
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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more