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Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
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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

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Dr. Vikram Patel
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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. Robert Coats II
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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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Dr. Audie Rolnick
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Dr. Daniel Solomon
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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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What problems can a torn rotator cuff cause (besides pain)?

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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Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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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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Dr. Brian Badman
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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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Dr. Vivek Agrawal
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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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Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
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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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