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Doctor insights on: Exercises To Strengthen The Supraspinatus Infraspinatus Muscles Of The Shoulder

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Hi, I have pain in my right shoulder. I had an MRI done. Can you please tell me what the following findings mean? 1. Extensive tendinosis versus full-thickness focal tear of the supraspinatus. Tendinosis of the infraspinatus and subscapularis tendons.

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I have pain in my right shoulder.  I had an MRI done.  Can you please tell me what the following findings mean?
1. Extensive tendinosis versus full-thickness focal tear of the supraspinatus.  Tendinosis of the infraspinatus and subscapularis tendons.

Rotator cuff: Your rotator vuff is a group of 3 muscles which r on top of the shoulder blade I t attaches to the humerus by three tendons,supraspinatous, infraspinatous and teres minor. These tendons r very thick so when they tear they usually tear partially,not unlike a shoe string that begins to unravel. Subscapularis tendon helps piUll your arm back towards the midline.it and the infraspinatous tendons ...Read more

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Painful shoulder because of a weak supraspinatus muscle. Physio has given me exercises to strengthen but this causes more pain. How to escape catch 22

Painful shoulder because of a weak supraspinatus muscle. Physio has given me exercises to strengthen but this causes more pain. How to escape catch 22

Identify pain cause: First concern should be to identify the cause of the supraspinatus weakness and pain. Physiotherapy can be very helpful, but shoulder impingement secondary to a bone spur or abnomral shoulder mechanics need to be assessed. Consult with an orthopaedic surgeon to see if a cortisone injection might help or whether you need to have an ultrasound or MRI done. ...Read more

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High grade partial thickness bursal surface tear distal junction supraspinatus and infraspinatus tendons?

MRI diagnosis: The best results happen when a clear diagnosis is established with a detailed examination and history and confirmed with testing such as an MRI or emg, not the other way around. Be careful about having surgery based on an MRI report. Learn more: http://www.Theshouldercenter. Com/shoulder-pain. Htm
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http://www.Theshouldercenter. Com/rotator-cuff-tear. Htm. ...Read more

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What does supraspinatus tendinsis with anterior undersurface fraying mean? What does infraspinatus tendinosis mean?

What does supraspinatus tendinsis with anterior undersurface fraying mean? What does infraspinatus tendinosis mean?

Rotator cuff injured: The MRI findings if correlated with your exam findings and complaints, suggest the supraspinatus (top rotator cuff tendon) is injured but apparently just on the undersurface (shoulder joint side). Tendinosis describes the substance of the tendon as "injured" but not frankly torn-- definitely capable of causing symptoms typically of pain with overhead activities. Nonop Physical therapy is indicated ...Read more

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What should you do if you sprained your infraspinatus muscle on your back?

What should you do if you sprained your infraspinatus muscle on your back?

The infraspinatus is: Part of the rotator cuff that externally rotates your arm when your throw, bat,comb your hair & more if there was significant trauma you should see a fellowship trained shoulder orthopedic surgeon. A bad "sprain " could be a tear so early eval is better than latter. ...Read more

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According to MR I have infraspinatus tendonitis on left shoulder. How to treat it and what should I do daily?

According to MR I have infraspinatus tendonitis on left shoulder. How to treat it and what should I do daily?

PT, antiinflammatory: A good physical therapist can give you a progressive exercise program, instruction in heat and cold and other therapies such as ultrasound. Your physician can prescribe antiinflammatories and could inject the tendon. It is important to maintain range of motion of the shoulder. ...Read more

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Fell straight on left upper back shoulder &the area over the infraspinatus muscle is swollen &there is sharp pain when muscle in the area is used???

Fell straight on left upper back shoulder &the area over the infraspinatus muscle is swollen &there is sharp pain when muscle in the area is used???

Contusion: That is a fairly unlikely mechanism to break something, you may have a contusion. I would use rest, ice, and NSAIDs and if it does not get better in 7-10 days or if it hurts with breathing, I would be seen. ...Read more

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Infraspinatus tendonitis on left shoulder and type-3 acromion on right in MRI. Will shoulder compressions&supports help me? What about the acromion?

Infraspinatus tendonitis on left shoulder and type-3 acromion on right in MRI. Will shoulder compressions&supports help me? What about the acromion?

Therapy or surgery: If it is a mild tendonitis it may respond to
ice, nsaids and rest. Perhaps a cortisone injection
or therapy will help
If there is significant AC joint narrowing, you may
ultimately need an AC decompression which
you certainly should try to do before you get
any significant tears in the rotator cuff ...Read more

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Have a cyst on the infraspinatus insertion of my shoulder, would this cause the pain I get in my shoulder and down my arm, also my arm often goes numb?

Have a cyst on the infraspinatus insertion of my shoulder, would this cause the pain I get in my shoulder and down my arm, also my arm often goes numb?

Probably not: The infraspinatus muscle is one of the four rotator cuff muscles that help to move your shoulder. An abnormality there would typically cause pain in the shoulder with use. Numbness in the arm is a neurological complaint and is most commonly caused by the irritation of a nerve in the neck or a peripheral nerve entrapment syndrome. ...Read more

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Deep burning pain near infraspinatus muscle radiating to upper deltoid, and scapulothoracic inflammation/cracking — possible diagnosis or diagnostic?

Nerve entrapment: Could be anything from a nerve entrapment in the region of your pain symptoms or simply nerve irritation due to inflammation, trauma, or a muscle disorder. Best to be seen by a neurologist for further information. I doubt the disorder would be in the brain or spinal cord itself although nothing can be 100% ruled out on just what you're saying without studies and a good examination. ...Read more

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No fluid present in the subacromial subdeltoid bursa moderate edema seen along the fibers of the infraspinatus muscle? What does that mean. This was due to an auto accident 2 yrs ago.

No fluid present in the subacromial subdeltoid bursa moderate edema seen along the fibers of the infraspinatus muscle? What does that mean. This was due to an auto accident 2 yrs ago.

This : This appears to be from an MRI report. It is best to discuss the findings with the treating physician, who has had a chance to take a full history and examine you. These findings sound unremarkable in isolation. The comment on fluid is usually looking for inflammation in the bursae. If there is no significant signal of increased fluid, it is unremarkable. The edema in the infraspinatus muscle may be some fluid signal with no clinical significance. Most people with rotator cuff problems have tearing of the supraspinatus muscle first, with extension into the infraspinatus only for larger tears. The "edema" may also be normal for your age. Of note, most rotator cuff tears are degenerative and not related to a specific injury, again depending on your age.

Again, clinical correlation is always best and you should go over the study with your physician. ...Read more

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30 y.O. Female woke up with tingling in hand, spasm in bicep and pain in shoulder roughly around infraspinatus. Ideas of course?

Myofascial pain: I would quess you sleep with your arm elevated and possibly behinfd your head, causing trigger point dysfunction in the infraspinatus and the referred pain you are describing. ...Read more

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The MRI read: greater tuberosity avulsion fracture involving the supraspinatus and infraspinatus distraction of fragments 1.4cm from normal insertion?

The MRI read: greater tuberosity avulsion fracture involving the supraspinatus and infraspinatus distraction of fragments 1.4cm from normal insertion?

Needs treatment: This must be trauma related. This should be reviewed by an orthopedic surgeon, depending on the displacement may require treatment including surgery. ...Read more

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What is the best exercise to strengthen the muscles around a previously dislocated shoulder?

What is the best exercise to strengthen the muscles around a previously dislocated shoulder?

It depends....: There are many exercises that can strengthening the muscles of the shoulder after a dislocation. However, these exercises may depend on the type of dislocation (anterior vs. Posterior), as well as if there were any other injuries (nerve entrapment, tears, etc.) Best to consult with your family or sports medicine doctor, orthopedic surgeon, or physical therapist for specific recommendations. ...Read more

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What is an example of a good excercise to strengthen the muscles around a previously dislocated shoulder?

Physical Therapy: A good place to start is with a good pt. The goal is to have good muscle balance between the intrinsic shoulder stabilizers (rotator cuff) and extrinsic muscles that cross shoulder joint. Function of the muscles that control the position of the shoulder socket (scapular stabilizers) is also critical. A good home program designed by a pt is your best bet! ...Read more

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Dr asked me to shoulder exercise for muscle apasm & dizziness but it's causes me unbalance feeling.she said it will happenShould I continue it or not?

Dr asked me to shoulder exercise for muscle apasm & dizziness but it's causes me unbalance feeling.she said it will happenShould I continue it or not?

Dizziness: Good question. Sometimes the source of the dizziness is the neck (cervical vertigo). You may want to see a neurologist to have a neck evaluation which nay include an MRI of the neck. If you have had one, then the treatment is neck rehab under the care of a physical therapist ...Read more

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What should I take as natural diet for strengthening shoulder muscles?

What should I take as natural diet for strengthening shoulder muscles?

Talk to you doctor.: Make a plan with your doctor. You want to treat the pain while trying to avoid opiates if possible. ...Read more

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Can pushups strengthen the muscles around your shoulder?

Can pushups strengthen the muscles around your shoulder?

Yes: It is very common to just focus on the chest wall muscles when working out. While pushups will help strengthen the shoulder(pec, deltoid, lats) I would also advise complementing it with posterior chain/shoulder exercises like rows, pull downs and shrugs. Codman exercises are also good for dedicated cuff strengthening. Keep hands in field of view as general rule of thumb. Indyshoulder. Com. ...Read more

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Traveling and carried a backpack. Sharp pain under shoulder blades. What muscles can I strengthen to not have this pain? 50 years old and fit

Traveling and carried a backpack. Sharp pain under shoulder blades. What muscles can I strengthen to not have this pain? 50 years old and fit

Serratus anterior ms: Pain in the shoulder blade region from wearing a backpack likely due to those muscles that stabilize the shoulder girdles exposed to posterior pull on shoulder by force of a back pack. Interestingly, the back pack force which arouses pain is the exact exercise force useful to instill muscle development to discount future painful muscle spasm. Go low and go-slow as they say. ...Read more

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What natural diet should be taken for strengthening the shoulder muscles?

What natural diet should be taken for strengthening the shoulder muscles?

See below: While I do not think there is any one diet out there specifically to strengthen shoulder muscles, the best diet for anyone usually consists mainly of brightly colored fruits and vegetables, nuts and legumes, a minimal amount of animal flesh (beef chicken), some good oils like olive and fish oil, relatively low amounts of grains. Just my opinion. Others may differ with me. ...Read more

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My shoulder joints is prone to dislocation. Dislocated thrice and tore my muscle shoulder 1 year ago . Advice on how to strengthen it back to normal?

My shoulder joints is prone to dislocation. Dislocated thrice and tore my muscle shoulder 1 year ago . Advice on how to strengthen it back to normal?

See therapist: @ your age the chance of recurrent dislocation is very high~(90%). If you haven't seen a certified therapist I would so u can work on a rotator cuff and scapular stabilizer strengthening program. Sometimes the use of a shoulder 'harness' temporarily during sporting activities is helpful. At this point it is prudent to see an orthopedic surgeon before u do any more damage to your shoulder. ...Read more

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The muscles around lower back, neck, spine, shoulders, shoulder blades, & ribs hurt. Have tried PT/hot/cold/exercise/meds — no help. What should I do?

The muscles around lower back, neck, spine, shoulders, shoulder blades, & ribs hurt. Have tried PT/hot/cold/exercise/meds — no help. What should I do?

Consider Massage &PT: The first thing we need to figure out is why. We need to learn more about your spine, do an exam, get xrays and learn more about your work, sports and trauma if any. Many people see a Chiropractor or sports medicine doc who will do an exam and get imaging. If massage, stretching and exercise don't help a formal course of Physical therapy may be appropriate. If all this fails an MRI is indicated. ...Read more

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Of late I started experiencing shoulder pain. The doctor in india told it is "Supraspinatus Tendonitis". What sort of medication/exercise is advisable?

Of late I started experiencing shoulder pain. The doctor in india told it is "Supraspinatus Tendonitis".
What sort of medication/exercise is advisable?

Cuff strengthening : Anti-inflammatories (ibuprofen) if you don't have stomach or allergy issues. Main treatment is rotator cuff strengthening exercises...you can look online for those or do a one time visit with a physical therapist ...Read more

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I'm 23. Weak back muscles causes pain in entire back, shoulder n neck. High fatigue. Caused by wrong posture while using laptop. How can I strengthen?

Tai chi: Besides strengthening your lower back muscles it is imperative to strengthen your upper back and neck, abdomen, hip flexors, and buttocks. In addition, increasing your flexibility is key. Tai chi exercises have shown in several studies to statistically decrease back pain so join a class. ...Read more

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Creatine kinase Level at 790 taken 3 days ago. No meds, no surgeries, no exercise. Muscle aches mostly in thigh and shoulder area started week ago.?

Creatine kinase Level at 790 taken 3 days ago. No meds, no surgeries, no exercise. Muscle aches mostly in thigh and shoulder area started week ago.?

If your symptoms: Are not getting any worse or improving, just have the level repeated in a few days. If symptoms are progressive or persistent, it could be rhabdomyolysis, which can lead to kidney failure. Consult your doctor for specific advice in your case, because some neurological disorders can present initially with skeletal muscle pain. ...Read more