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Exercise for rotator cuff pain?

Exercise for rotator cuff pain?

Strengthening.: Internal and external rotator strengthening, as well as overall shoulder strengthening, should help. ...Read more

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How can I relieve rotator cuff pain?

How can I relieve rotator cuff pain?

Most likely rotator: Cuff impingement. Make sure it is rc pain first. If it is on the sides of your shoulders and hurts with overhead activity it could be rotator cuff issues. Initially treat with nsaids, ice and modification of activity (no overhead activity, no heavy pushing or lifting) if it is not getting better see and orthopaedist. They might offer you pt, oral steroids or hopefully a cortisone shot. ...Read more

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What can I do to address rotator cuff pain?

What can I do to address rotator cuff pain?

Rest: There are many ways to approach this. The first treatment is usually a period of rest. An injured rotator cuff that stops functioning causes more pain, weakness, and damage when you are forcing it to move. Depending whether there is a tear in the rotator cuff, range of motion exercises are next. Finally, exercises to restore cuff function follows. Tears would not heal and end up with repairs. ...Read more

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Is there a permanent cure for rotator cuff pain?

Is there a permanent cure for rotator cuff pain?

No cure is permanent: Rotator cuff pain or tendinitis is very common and usually self- limiting requiring no formal medical attention. Pain from cuff tendon tears (partial or full thickness) often requires medical attention with therapy or sometimes surgery. The provoking activity or injury that results in pain is a very important variable. Similar repetitive activity or repeat injury can cause resolved pain to recur. ...Read more

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What suggestions can you give to keep my rotator cuff pain from coming back?

Keep up : Your exercise routine to strength the rotator cuff and continue to follow up with your shoulder surgeon as needed if things flare up. Thanks and good luck. ...Read more

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What is a good home remedy/exercise for torn rotator cuff pain?

What is a good home remedy/exercise for torn rotator cuff pain?

Basic exercises: You should trial a home exercise program to strengthen your rotator cuff and the muscles around the shoulder blade. Your shoulder surgeon could provide this for you. Thank you. ...Read more

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I'm having rotator cuff pain, previously diagnosed as bursitis. Is there any effective home treatment?

I'm having rotator cuff pain, previously diagnosed as bursitis. Is there any effective home treatment?

Not really: Home remedies have little benefit other than time. The bursa can easily be injected with cortisone which almost always resolves the issue. ...Read more

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Please explain rotator cuff pain on left arm and shoulder?

See below: The rotator cuff consists of four muscles and is the primary mechansim of rotatory movement of the arm (think of throwing). The mechanism is a complicated system of loaded/camed pulleys. With overuse (and age) the tendons become rough and inflammation set in resulting in pain. ...Read more

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Can u tell me whether or not rotator cuff pain runs down your arm and into your fingers or is that tendonitis?

Can u tell me whether or not rotator cuff pain runs down your arm and into your fingers or is that tendonitis?

Possible neither: The pain you describe would be unusual for either condition. It is more likely a result of nerve compression, often originating in the neck. ...Read more

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I take 1200 mg/day of gabapentin for neuropathic burning shoulder pain that also has pain from rotator cuff pain. But it still burns. Any advice?

I take 1200 mg/day of gabapentin for neuropathic burning shoulder pain that also has pain from rotator cuff pain.  But it still burns. Any advice?

Increase or switch: Gabapentin 1200mg three times a day there are othe rpharmacologic options for neuropathic pain, including lyrica, (pregabalin) tegretal and elavil. Other options exist which you can discuss with your physician. Good luck. ...Read more