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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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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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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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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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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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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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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