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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Bruise On Rotator Cuff

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How to know if my rotator cuff is torn or just bruised?

How to know if my rotator cuff is torn or just bruised?

Rotator cuff pain: Incomplete tears of the rotator cuff cannot be clinically differentiated from other cuff injury. An MRI scan or ultrasound evaluation will determine if the injury to the cuff is a partial tear or irritation. Tendon is poorly vascularized and can either calcify or thicken with scar was well as have tears. All tend to be painful and limit range of motion in the joint. ...Read more

Bruise Or Contusion (Definition)

Bruises, or ecchymoses, are discolorations and tenderness of the skin or mucous membranes due to the leakage of blood from an injured blood vessel into the surrounding tissues. A serious disease called pupura presents as a cluster of small bruises called petachia. Petachia often appears as many tiny red dots clustered together, and could indicate a problem. ...Read more


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Full rotator cuff tear has bruising, what is wrong?

Full rotator cuff tear has bruising, what is wrong?

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

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I have rotator cuff tendonitis w/ impingement and constant pain then every few weeks swells up and bruises and is extremely painful, what can I do?

I have rotator cuff tendonitis w/ impingement and constant pain then every few weeks swells up and bruises and is extremely painful, what can I do?

Many treatments : Rotator cuff tendinitis and impingement can be treated with therapy and antiinflammatories. If that fails a steroid injection can help. If nothing works a shoulder arthroscopy may be needed. ...Read more

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Could a rotator cuff injury cause temporary spine curvature?

Could a rotator cuff injury cause temporary spine curvature?

A bit of a distance: between the shoulder and the spine. The usual cause of "temporary spine curvature" or "change in normal lordosis" is a muscle spasm--typically of the neck. Certainly injuries and/or pain can cause spasm. Temporary spine curvature changes are common and are NOT due to the bones or disk being broken. ...Read more

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Can a re injured rotator cuff cause tingling and pain in the affected shoulder?

Yes: Tingling is non specific and might indicate superficial nerve irritation. Pain certainly can come from recurrent rotator cuff injury. ...Read more

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Can a torn or injured rotator cuff heal on its own? Will rom exercises help or cause more harm?

Can a torn or injured rotator cuff heal on its own? Will rom exercises help or cause more harm?

See below: Range of motion exercises. Will not cause harm and is a good thing you certainly want to avoid a frozen shoulder or adhesive capsulitis small tears can be treated conservatively without surgery. ...Read more

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Is it possible that eventually, shoulder tendonitis can cause a tear in the rotator cuff, if it gets too bad?

Tendinosis: Tendinosis (rather than tendinitis) is inflammation combined with some degree of degeneration/deterioration. A rotator cuff with tendinosis can and often does progress to some degree of tearing. This will usually start as partial tearing and can progress to complete full thickness tearing. ...Read more

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What causes internal stitches of a rotator cuff to come out?

Tendon quality: Poor tendon quality or degeneration accounts for the majority or suture pull- out. Some can also be attributed to surgical technique. Failure to mobilize the tendon before repair, too much tension on the repair, or an insufficient number or pattern of suturing can lead to repair failure. ...Read more

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Dr. Louis Gallia
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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


Dr. Melissa Gowans
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Bruising (Definition)

Bruises may occur over skin that is injured. Bruising from very minor injury can be a sign ...Read more