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What can be done for a torn shoulder tendon?

What can be done for a torn shoulder tendon?

Rotator Cuff?: Depending on the exact diagnosis and circumstances many options possible. Learn more here: http://www. Theshouldercenter. Com/rotator-cuff-tear. Htm.

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Tendons are made up of collagen and are the functional tissue that interfaces between muscles and bone. Muscles generate force that is transmitted through its tendon that inserts on a specific bone that is moved in the plane of the connecting joint made ...Read more


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I pulled my tendon in my shoulder. What is the best way to treat this?

I pulled my tendon in my shoulder. What is the best way to treat this?

Rotator Cuff: The rotator cuff tendon is a major stabilizer of the shoulder joint especially with lifting and overhead activity. Treatment is dependent upon how large the tear is and how much weakness and pain your are having. Initial treatment may consist of rest and range of motion exercises. Severe tears may need surgery.

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If shoulder tendons have been badly worn but not torn, do they repair over time and if so how long roughly can this take?

If shoulder tendons have been badly worn but not torn, do they repair over time and if so how long roughly can this take?

Tendons: Generally do not repair over time, but muscles can. If you can strengthen your muscles with physical therapy and exercise program, it might take over some of the shortcomings of your tendons. See orthopedic surgeon for further advice.

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I hurt my shoulder a month and a half ago, went to the dr, and she said I have inflamed tendons? I'm still not fully recovered. Is this normal?

I hurt my shoulder a month and a half ago, went to the dr, and she said I have inflamed tendons? I'm still not fully recovered. Is this normal?

Unfortunately, yes: Tendinitis around the shoulder joint can be a prolonged problem...the anatomy is complex and many structures are inter-related, and it is a difficult joint to rest as we use our arms so much! Follow rest and gentle exercise recommendations as well as you can. If physical therapy or medication has been recommended, comply with instructions. Return to Doc for discussion of further diagnosis/MRI.

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I think I've torn a tendon in my right shoulder.?

I think I've torn a tendon in my right shoulder.?

Possible: Try making a chicken wing like motion and lifting the shoulder up. If you can not lift it the first 20 degrees, you may have torn the suprapsinatus tendon which is commonly injured. However, you might just have a tendonitiis if you don't remember a trauma. If you can lift it 20 degrees but not further, you may have injured another rotator cuff muscle. See a family dr or sports dr for further eval.

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Would a complete tear of one of the shoulder tendon cause extreme pain?

Absolutely can: There are several tendons in the shoulder and 4 of the tendons blend in together to form the rotator cuff. Tears in these structures can cause significant pain under the right circumstances.

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Expert opinion - should missing a tendon in my right shoulder cause one peck to be bigger othen the other?

Expert opinion - should missing a tendon in my right shoulder cause one peck to be bigger othen the other?

Sure: Depending on what tendon you are referring to your pectoralis muscle on that shoulder may be larger due to a greater dependence on this muscle for function. Alternatively, it could also explain if that side is smaller as well as you may have weakness on that side resulting in the assymmtery. Difficult question to answer w/o further info.

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What is the best way to heal the torn tendons around my left shoulder?

What is the best way to heal the torn tendons around my left shoulder?

Repair Lg cuff tears: If you are referring to having torn your rottor cuff tendons, a surgical repair may be warranted, especially if two or more tendons are involved, and/or retracted away from the normal attachments.

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I have inflammed left shoulder tendon. Should I use hot of cold compressions?

I have inflammed left shoulder tendon. Should I use hot of cold compressions?

Shoulder: Rest, Ice and pain killers can be tried but if it doesn't improve then see doctor for examination and further management

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I have inflammed left shoulder tendon and pain for 3, weeks. How long can it take to heal?

I have inflammed left shoulder tendon and pain for 3, weeks. How long can it take to heal?

Months: If talking about the shoulder, I assume you are referring to the rotator cuff and/or biceps tendon. Tendons heal very slowly as they do not have a very good blood supply. If just inflamed, then with the right treatment, recovery is often 1-3 months. If there are tears in the tendon, then recovery can be 3-12 months, and larger tears may require more aggressive interventions such as surgery.

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Could you advise on an operation for a fully torn supraspinatus tendon of the shoulder as I am now 75?

Depends: Would like more information as the treatment is really based on the state of the tendon. If retracted and with a lot of atrophy, you may be better suited with a reverse shoulder barring failure of other nonop measures. If your tendon is fixable and smaller and not with signify atrophy and you are active 75, I would advise arthroscopic repair.

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I have been diagnosed with a damaged tendon in my shoulder but why is the pain mostly in my arm and so badly unbearable at night?

I have been diagnosed with a damaged tendon in my shoulder but why is the pain mostly in my arm and so badly unbearable at night?

Normal symptoms: This is typical for a tendon problem. The tendon is the end if a muscle where it connects to the bone. If it is torn the pain often follows the course of the muscle. Pain also often radiates away from the center of the body in the pattern you describe. If the pain is severe talk to your doctor about treatment options.

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If a CMT pulled a shoulder out of the socket in prone position, how long does it take for tendons/ligaments to return to nonoverstretched state?

If a CMT pulled a shoulder out of the socket in prone position, how long does it take for tendons/ligaments to return to nonoverstretched state?

More than you think: Assuming there were no partial tears, it still takes 6 weeks minimum, even if it feels better before that. Restrict lifting, and increase weight and range of motion slowly. If you play s like volleyball, tennis, golf, football, baseball, etc., you need to be especially careful. If you have any set backs, (inc. Pain, bruising, numbness), and your family can afford it= mri.

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My daddy got MRI results 2day, tendon n shoulder is torn, tear is a little more than 1/2 nurse said! What tendons could be? He didn't know surg. Probable

My daddy got MRI results 2day, tendon n shoulder is torn, tear is a little more than 1/2 nurse said! What tendons could be? He didn't know surg. Probable

See the doctor: Your father should talk with the doctor who ordered the test. That person can put all the information together: the issues your father has (history), the examination by the provider, and the MRI (along with other tests). If the ordering person is not a shoulder or sports specialist, that would be the kind of person your father should see to go other the treatment options.

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What to wear on shoulder with a tiny tendon tear while playing flag football?

Shoulder tendon tear: Small tendon tear can easily become complete and need surgery. Be specific as to the tendon and what % is torn. I love to play too. Be smart.

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Can creatine help shoulder tendons to get stronger as I take through my practice I've got injured in my pratice cricket. Can creatine help it..

No, it can't.: Creatine can help with muscle building and recovery, however it has no effect on tendons. Proper exercise and stretching will help the tendons adjust to greater force requirements.

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What is the best way to heal the torn tendons around my left shoulder? I feel no pain. I've had this problem since last year april. Tried physio

What is the best way to heal the torn tendons around my left shoulder? I feel no pain. I've had this problem since last year april. Tried physio

Surgery likely next: Having failed physical therapy, tendon tears about the shoulder (rotator cuff tendon tears) will likely benefit from a surgical repair. A thorough evaluation by your orthopaedic surgeon will help delineate whether surgery is the best option in your particular case.

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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.

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