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How to a relieve a torn rotater cuff in shoulder?

How to a relieve a torn rotater cuff in shoulder?

Get it fixed: A torn rotator cuff will not heal. Oral/injectable steroids may help relieve symptoms, temporarily. For long-term relief of symptoms and restoration of function, arthroscopic rotator cuff repair is your best option. See a board certified orthopaedic surgeon to discuss your condition and treatment options. ...Read more

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My physical therapist says she can only work on one body part at a time. Why?I have osteoarthritis, torn rotator cuff, frozen shoulder, ddd, and more.

My physical therapist says she can only work on one body part at a time. Why?I have osteoarthritis, torn rotator cuff, frozen shoulder, ddd, and more.

Varies: There is not a specific reason that you can not work on more than one body part, except that for time constraint reasons it may not be practical. It also would need to be directly ordered as such by your doctor as well. ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take for a injured rotators cuff in your shoulder to heal?

How long is it supposed to it take for a injured rotators cuff in your shoulder to heal?

It depend on the : Cause, is an acute injury with no tear, it take 4-8 weeks to heal with the proper treatment. If it is arthritic changes it may take a longer time till removing the spurs from there. If the cuff is torn , you have to repair the rotator cuff and that take about 16 weeks. ...Read more

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I have had surgery on both rotator cuff. the right shoulder has always given me pain before and after the surgery(2010) but the last few months have r?

I have had surgery on both rotator cuff. the right shoulder has always given me pain before and after the surgery(2010) but the last few months have r?

See your surgeon: Best to reconnect with the person who did the operation. They will have more information and will be able to give you more appropriate advice. ...Read more

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5 weeks after rotator cuff surgery my shoulder wants to freeze up and is very inflammed. Why?

5 weeks after rotator cuff surgery my shoulder wants to freeze up and is very inflammed. Why?

Need PT: Most surgeons recommend physical therapy after rotator cuff surgery to help with motion and guide the success of a repair. Sounds like you may be developing a frozen shoulder. I would check back with your surgeon sooner than later. ...Read more

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Pain when taking a deep breath only but when I change posture or move shoulder pain goes away. Shoulder pain around rotator cuff and down shoulder?

Pain when taking a deep breath only but when I change posture or move shoulder pain goes away. Shoulder pain around rotator cuff and down shoulder?

Couple of things: Could be a couple of things. If not going away in a couple of days, then should have it checked by someone. Maybe even get X-ray. ...Read more

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Please tell me how long it takes for off of the gym to fix a sore rotator cuff in the shoulder?

Depends: Depends on what caused the soreness. Inflammatory issues such as tendinitis & bursitis are unpredictable & best managed with rest, cortisone injections, & rehab exercises. A tear may never "heal" on its own depending on severity & often requires repair. A low grade partial tear may heal with rest & rehab. ...Read more

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My shoulder randomly makes "grinding" noises following surgery for a torn rotator cuff and frozen shoulder (6 months ago). Should i be concerned?

Shoulder issue: Grinding noise is a non-specific symptom and may not be anything to worry about, but it may be part of a bigger picture that may need attention. It all depends on your recovery. If your pain is improving and function is slowly getting better, then you may need to watch it and consult your doc if other symptoms are present or recovery halts. ...Read more

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Both arm muscles hurt had rotater cuff on right shoulder but very painfull?

Just answered: I suggest orthopedic surgical consultation and MRI of your neck ( cervicial spine) ...Read more

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Can a dexamethasone injection in the gluteus muscle for rotator cuff injury make shoulder pain worse?

Can a dexamethasone injection in the gluteus muscle for rotator cuff injury make shoulder pain worse?

Gluteal injection: I have heard this scenario from patients multiple times and I must admit - I don't understand the rationale of the treatment. If your MD/DO wishes to treat your injury with "systemic" steroids - meaning it goes all around your body it should be done with pills - a medrol pak. An injection into the muscle typically stays right where you put it - the muscle . So the injection did not make it worse ...Read more

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What causes shoulder blade pain? Have acid reflux not real bad. Also have some asthma and torn rotator cuff on right shoulder. Pain is on left blade.

Muscle pain: Having to use left arm more due to rt shoulder issues rhomboid muscle likely tender ./ overused could get some stretches or massage lastly trigger point injection. ...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 could be wrong with my rotator cuff if only nonpitching shoulder hurts?

What could be wrong with my rotator cuff if only nonpitching shoulder hurts?

Possibly not related: It may not be the rotator cuff thats hurting. Pitchers, and throwing athletes can develop pain in the non throwing shoulder for a variety of reasons, and causes. Try some anti-inflmaatory meds and do a home exercise program (http://nycsportsmed.Com/tennis-shoulder-tuned.Html), and if not better, see a sports medicine orthopedist. ...Read more

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How does one fix an impingement of the shoulder, rotator cuff area? Could it get better on its own over time? And what does impingement mean anyway?

How does one fix an impingement of the shoulder, rotator cuff area?  Could it get better on its own over time? And what does impingement mean anyway?

Inflammation: Impingement means pinching of the rotator cuff muscles in the shoulder which in turn cause inflammation.Treatment can be conservative with physical therapy, anti -inflammatory, steroid injection or even surgery in small percentage of pt.Up to 90 % can be recover within 6 months or so. ...Read more

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How long does it usually take for a shoulder rotator cuff sprain to recover?

How long does it usually take for a shoulder rotator cuff sprain to recover?

It does not: A rotator cuff sprain is defined by a tear of the rotator cuff. Once a rotator cuff tears, the body is unable to heal the tear without a repair, in which to ends are brought back together. A rotator cuff strain is defined by an injury of the rotator cuff that may recover over 4-6 weeks once the initial injury calms down and muscle starts to function again. ...Read more

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Can you tear your rotator cuff from slamming your shoulder into the wall? I did now I can't lift my arm up without pain

Can you tear your rotator cuff from slamming your shoulder into the wall? I did now I can't lift my arm up without pain

Perhaps: You may have bruised shoulder and pain prevents full motion. Rotator cuff injury should be suspected if pain or limited motion persists after bruise heals (2 weeks or so.) See your primary care for evaluation and referral if necessary. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more