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Torn rotator cuff?

Dr. Allen Lu Dr. Lu
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Torn rotator cuff?

Rotator cuff repair: There are probably too many factors to consider here. At your age, the chances if having a full rotator cuff tear is less common, but if it has occurred, we would recommend an arthroscopic rotator cuff repair. A rotator cuff typically tears at the tendon close to where it meets the bone, and cannot heal on its own. Certainly you should be seen by a specialist and evaluated fully! ...Read more

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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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Can an injured rotator cuff cause neck and back/shoulder blade pain?

Can an injured rotator cuff cause neck and back/shoulder blade pain?

Maybe: Rotator cuff problems are usually felt in the shoulder area itself, but the neck and shoulder blade are nearby, and the brain may interpret the pain signals as involvement of those other areas of the body. Sometimes neck problems cause pain in the shoulder blade and shoulder areas. If it persists or is bad, see your primary doctor or a specialist. ...Read more

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Does a partial rotator cuff tear require right shoulder arthroscopy?

Does a partial rotator cuff tear require right shoulder arthroscopy?

Sometimes: Partial thickness rtc tears are generally managed with physical therapy. Shoulder arthroscopy is indicated for partial thickness tears that fail to improve with non-operative treatment. ...Read more

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Can anterior shoulder instability cause nerve, tendon, muscle, shoulder blade problems?

Can anterior shoulder instability cause nerve, tendon, muscle, shoulder blade problems?

Yes: This is very plausible. To be sure, and due to the complex nature of the shoulder, and evaluation by an orthopedist would determine the exact cause of your symptoms. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Can rotator cuff tear cause carpel tunnel?

Can rotator cuff tear cause carpel tunnel?

No: However one can have both problems at the same time. Carpal tunnal can on occasionj cause shoulder pain, carpal tunnel may alter mechanics in the way the hand and arm are used and a rotator cuff tear that is present becomes more symptomatic. A rotator cuff tear may also give pain down the arm and a unstable shoulder may give tingling in the hand the seems like carpal tunnel. These are not causes! ...Read more

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A.C joint shoulder pain?

A.C joint shoulder pain?

AC SEPARATION: Typically an AC JOINT separation can be treated conservatively when it is only a type 2 or 3. Treatment consists of therapy to regain motion after a short period in a sling. If pain persists or you have pain with activities then sometimes surgical intervention is warranted. Consult an Orthopaedic surgeon for a complete work up. Hope this information is helpful. Take care. Wilsonshoulder.com ...Read more

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Shoulder and elbow pain?

Shoulder and elbow pain?

Many possibilities: Shoulder and elbow pain can be caused by a lot of things. The pain could be coming from local problems, such as tendonitis, bursitis or arthritis. The pain can also be referred from the neck due to a pinched nerve. Finally, although less likely, it could be due to an inflammatory condition. ...Read more

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Please explain rotator cuff pain on left arm and shoulder?

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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Arm numbness caused by rotator cuff?

Arm numbness caused by rotator cuff?

Usually no: Rotator cuff injuries do not usually involve symptoms of numbness (although there are rare exceptions). ...Read more

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Glenohumeral joint debridement,microfracture,anterior labrum repair,subacromial bursectomy decompression.5mos physio Why ROM restricted above shoulder?

Glenohumeral joint debridement,microfracture,anterior labrum repair,subacromial bursectomy decompression.5mos physio Why ROM restricted above shoulder?

Very common in your-: -age group. it takes a lot of therapy above and beyond your formal sessions to gain the notion. daily passive 2-3 times a day which requires a partner. you do what the PT protocol says to do but much more intense at home. in the long run most everyone looses ,motion after surgery. the first 2-3 months are the most important ...Read more

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Could rotator cuff sprain be permanent?

Could rotator cuff sprain be permanent?

? Sprain: If you have injured your rotator cuff over time or w/ one episode of trauma you may have 'strained' or irritated the rot cuff.These generally will get better w/time. If, however, you tore or partially tore the rot. Cuff this may not improve completely and may require surgery. A good exam and quality MRI scan can differentiate between the two. See an ors w/ specialty training in shoulder surg. Gl! ...Read more

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Can a rotator cuff tear cause arm and hand numbness?

Can a rotator cuff tear cause arm and hand numbness?

Not usually: The shoulder is usually an 'innocent bystander' when it comes to neurologic problems such as numbness and weakness that is found beyond the shoulder in the arm and forearm. The more likely culprit for these complaints is actually nerve compression emanating from the cervical spine. ...Read more

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Can shoulder pain ( rotator cuff tear) cause pain the neck?

Can shoulder pain  ( rotator cuff tear) cause pain the neck?

Yes.: When your shoulder is injured, the neck muscles "work overtime" to help protect the shoulder, thus, the neck pain. ...Read more

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How to repair a pinched rotator cuff nerve?

How to repair a pinched rotator cuff nerve?

Nerve or muscle?: Rotator cuff problems include, inflammation, pressure, weakness, or damage to the tendons that constitute the rotator cuff. Conservative care w/anti-inflammatories, ice, and physical therapy. Sometimes surgery is necessary to repair a torn tendon or release pressure on the tendon. Surgery can also be helpful to release pressure on pinched nerves that supply cuff. An orthopaedic surgeon can help. ...Read more

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Does a rotator cuff injury cause collar bone pain?

Possibly: The rotator cuff is located beneath both the acromion and the clavicle. The body has a tough time deciding where the pain is because of the low density of nerve fibers and organs in the area. Therefore rotator cuff pain can be across the back, in the clavicle or down the arm. You should get it checked out. ...Read more

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How to differentiate between supraspinatus impingement and rotators cuff tendonitis ?

How to differentiate between supraspinatus impingement and rotators cuff tendonitis ?

Same: For an orthopedic surgeon they r the same. Only thing that would make a ... Of a difference if the rotator cuff is torn( supraspinatus .... Or commonly missed subscapularis)... Which would mean if i failed a non- operative tx program your arthroscopy would include an arcr as well as decompression , if needed. ...Read more

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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