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Get Evaluated: You go to the doctor to get this evaluated and diagnosed. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Middle fingers on right is almost 100% numb and has an injury on rotator cuff on shoulder of opposite arm. Could numbness be from compensating for pain or from injury itself?
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.
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do I need surgery for rotator cuff tendinosis and shoulder instability? I can't reach behind my back at all and am limited in raising my arm
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
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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