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Hip Rotator Cuff
Hurt shoulder and can't lift it up to the side past hip without major pain.Had MRI waiting on results. Doc thinks i tore my rotator cuff?
While its difficult: To say without a physical exam, your symptoms do sound like a torn rotator cuff. If you are able to continue to lift it up to the side, but it just hurts, then you may only have partial thickness tear, but if you are unable to lift it even near parallel to the ground, then it may be full thickness. Wait for mri, and make sure you have a good ortho to follow up with. Best of luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a rotator cuff injury. I have a complex ovarian cyst. Now when I lie on either side = severe pain in hips and shoulders. What could it be?
Severe pain from shoulder down deltoid into bicep. Not rotator cuff. More pain when arm is rotated toward chest. Torn cartilage in other shoulder. ??
Get examined!: At age 55 your most common cause for this pain would still be 'impingement' ( or bursitis). Labral tears causing this pain are less likely unless associated with the biceps 'anchor'( SLAP) lesions -- but less likely in isolation in your age group.Osteoarthritis can cause pain in this distribution . AC joint arthritis can also cause pain when rotating arm towards chest ( adduction). See an ORS! GL! ...Read more
Long history with tendonitis. Wrists, elbows, shoulders, hip, and ankles affected. Calcified in both rotator cuffs. Can there be a global cause?
Tendinitis: Tendinitis and bursitis are conditions known as soft tissue rheumatic syndrome. Conditions, related to tendinitis or bursitis could be: overuse or injury of the joints, rheumatoid arthritis,thyroid disease, gout, kidney diseases. Sometimes, statins and fluoroquinolone antibiotics can cause tendinitis or tendon rupture. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Most likely rotator: Cuff impingement. Make sure it is rc pain first. If it is on the sides of your shoulders and hurts with overhead activity it could be rotator cuff issues. Initially treat with nsaids, ice and modification of activity (no overhead activity, no heavy pushing or lifting) if it is not getting better see and orthopaedist. They might offer you pt, oral steroids or hopefully a cortisone shot. ...Read more
Functional loss: The rotator cuff typically tears at the insertion where it attaches to the humerus bone (ball part of the ball and socket). Since it stabilizes the shoulder, a tear doesn't allow the large muscles of the shoulder (deltoids) to function correctly and indirectly causes weakness and pain. A rotator cuff tear does not heal itself and usually requires surgery to reattach the tendon to the bone. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
From neck to elbow: Rotator cuff pain is usually located in the shoulder, especially the deltoid muscle. The pain can be felt anywhere from the neck to the elbow. Rotator cuff tears are usually more painful at night and with activities involving shoulder motion. See a board certified orthopaedic surgeon for evaluation and treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No cure is permanent: Rotator cuff pain or tendinitis is very common and usually self- limiting requiring no formal medical attention. Pain from cuff tendon tears (partial or full thickness) often requires medical attention with therapy or sometimes surgery. The provoking activity or injury that results in pain is a very important variable. Similar repetitive activity or repeat injury can cause resolved pain to recur. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Shoulder dysfunction: Typically patients with significant rotator cuff tears complain of shoulder pain with range of motion or at night time. Patients may also have a loss of shoulder strength and overall motion. With a full thickness rotator cuff tear that remains untreated, a patient may ultimately develop shoulder arthritis ...Read more
Pain : Pain is the most common complaint typically activity related and worse with resistance. Pain such as lifting a jug of milk with your arm extended forward. Night pain also worrisome. Weakness is typically only noted with larger tears as smaller tears can have relatively normal strength. Unlikely in patients under 40 without injury. Agree, are age related with 80% odds by time turn 80. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Reattachment of RC: In my hands 99% of rotator cuff repairs are performed arthroscopically (through small incisions with the help of a fiberoptic camera). Patients go home the same day and full recovery can take 3-12 months. Each repair is different and depends on the type of tear, but generally the rotator cuff tendon which has torn loose from the humerus (shoulder) bone is reattached using a combination of sutures. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Pain: Rotator cuff tear pain typically is worse w/ overhead activities and at night. Sleeping on the affected side is difficult . Commonly the pain is referred to the outside of the upper arm( deltoid). Catching and' popping' may occur w/ certain motions of the arm. Pain and weakness w/ initiation of movement away from the arm is typical( abduction).Rotator cuff tears do not heal( generally) . Gl ! ...Read more
Tendon quality: Poor tendon quality or degeneration accounts for the majority or suture pull- out. Some can also be attributed to surgical technique. Failure to mobilize the tendon before repair, too much tension on the repair, or an insufficient number or pattern of suturing can lead to repair failure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not too bad!!!: Although all surgeries can involve some initial pain and discomfort, rotator cuff repair surgery can be done very safely these days and with minimal risk. Although some tears can be challenging to repair, recovery time and therapy that goes along with it are generally well tolerated. An experienced surgeon with high skill with arthroscopic techniques can usually achieve excellent clinical results. ...Read more