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Shoulder rotator cuff injury 9 months ago. Tendonitis. Lump at tip of R shoulder blade size of quail egg. What is that?

Shoulder rotator cuff injury 9 months ago. Tendonitis. Lump at tip of R shoulder blade size of quail egg. What is that?

AC joint.: The rotator cuff injury would not give you that lump. It may be an arthritic, or inflammed, acromioclavicular joint. See an orthopedic sport medicine surgeon, who specializes in shoulders. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Seibert
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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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What causes the stiffness from a rotator cuff injury?

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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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?

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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Does a rotator cuff sprain cause pitching velocity to decrease?

Does a rotator cuff sprain cause pitching velocity to decrease?

Shoulder pain: A strain of the rotator cuff can definately effect pitching velocity. ...Read more

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What problems can a torn rotator cuff cause (besides pain)?

Motion, strength....: Chief complaints of patients with significant rotator cuff tears include pain (with motion and at night), loss of strength, loss of motion, and with more time sometimes arthritis can develop (rotator cuff arthropathy). ...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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How could a rotator cuff tear be caused in baseball?

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

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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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What would be the cause of a rotator cuff tear in a baseball pitcher?

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

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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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Waiting on rotator cuff surgery i'm now having trouble lifting things why would cause that ? Have sml tear, & impingment

Rotator cuff: Your difficulty is due to weakness and pain due to your tear. Even a small year can weaken your strength enough for you to have problems. ...Read more

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My rotator cuff bothers me all the time and clicks when I move it around. What is the cause and what is a cure?

My rotator cuff bothers me all the time and clicks when I move it around. What is the cause and what is a cure?

Likely bursitis : Clicking is a common complaint with rotator cuff conditions. When the bursa becomes inflamed and hypertrophic, the tissue makes noise as it rubs underneath the acromion. Initial treatment with oral/injectable steroids and therapy is very successful. Shoulder arthroscopy is performed, if conservative treatment fails. The bursa and bone spurs are removed to give the rotator cuff move room. ...Read more

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Arm numbness caused by rotator cuff?

Arm numbness caused by rotator cuff?

Usually no: Rotator cuff injuries do not usually involve symptoms of numbness (although there are rare exceptions). ...Read more

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What is recovery time for a year old torn rotator cuff and what might prognosis be for future? Will this cause a disability in right arm?

What is recovery time for a year old torn rotator cuff and what might prognosis be for future? Will this cause a disability in right arm?

Depends: Surgical recovery can take 3 to 12 months for full recovery depending on the tear size and extent of surgery. This should not cause disability once it is healed ...Read more

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