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Home Remedy For Rotator Cuff Injury
Non-op 1st: The first line treatments of a cuff injury is non-operative with rest, tylenol, (acetaminophen) nsaid's, physical therapy, and possible cortisone injections. If these measures don't provide relief, surgery can be considered. If the tendon is torn, it is repaired. A repair can be performed either through a traditional open incision, a mini-open approach, or arthroscopically (through very small incisions). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Reduced rom in right shoulder with clicking sound when elevated. Rotator cuff injury? What is best treatment plan?
How do I tell whether a shoulder injury is bursitis or rotator cuff tear? Pain when lift arm up or sideways or bear weight. Treatment method same?
Get examined: "bursitis" of the shoulder and a rotator cuff tear can present w/ very similar symptoms(pain w/ motion of shoulder away from body , night pain, etc).However subacromial bursitis will generally improve w/ time, rot.Cuff tears usually not. A simple physical exam by an ors in most cases will be give u your answer.Occ. A diagnostic injection will be needed as well.A high quality MRI is definitive. Gl! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a sharp pain at the bottom of my shoulder when i reach behind me. Otherwise no pain at all. Could this be a torn rotator cuff? Home remedy?
Good Question: We need a better understanding of your true diagnosis first. Do you have a strain/sprain without tear, a minor partial tear, a structural partial tear, or a full thickness tear? Each has a different prognosis and treatment. Learn more here: http://www.Theshouldercenter.Com/rotator-cuff-tear.Htm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Be smart & lucky: While there are some variables that you have the ability to control (such as how you lift, what activities you participate in, etc), there are some variables that you cannot easily control. This includes normal aging of the tendon and genetics. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depend: If you inflammation of the rotator cuff the treatment by using anti-inflammatory medication could in form tablets or injection in the shoulder area, it take about 3-4 weeks. If you have tear of the cuff and the tear is complete you need surgery for that.If surgery was done it take 8-12 weeks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
One of the: major tendons injured (torn) in a RTC (Rotator Cuff) injury is the SUPRASPINATUS which is the majot muscle/tendon complex responsible for LIFTING YOUR ARM OVERHEAD....thus RESTING IT is a necessary part of the REHABILITATION from a RTC injury!!!! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more
Many factors: Several factors play a part in the decision to proceed with surgery including the severity of symptoms, accurate physical exam by an orthopedic surgeon, size of the tear on mri, failed nonsurgical treatments, activity level and health of each individual patient. All of the above should be taken into consideration before surgery is planned. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Not likely: Bowen therapy relies on fascial and soft tissue release. It can help relieve associated pain related to neck and back muscles that often accompanies rotator cuff injuries, but the rotator cuff tendon is a deep structure and will not be directly reached. Small and partial tears can respond well to pt. Larger tears or retracted tears (pulling away from bone) usually require surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No harm: No harm in trying. More traditional deep heating techniques include ultrasound and can be soothing for any muscle injury. Soothing however does not mean it is aiding in the actual healing...Only making it more comfortable so that your body can potentially mend itself. If not improving then see your doc. ...Read more
A bit of a distance: between the shoulder and the spine. The usual cause of "temporary spine curvature" or "change in normal lordosis" is a muscle spasm--typically of the neck. Certainly injuries and/or pain can cause spasm. Temporary spine curvature changes are common and are NOT due to the bones or disk being broken. ...Read more
Rarely: Physical therapy is a good treatment for most rotator cuff injuries. Sometimes if there is significant inflammation, the therapy may make the symptoms worse. A rotator cuff tear will not get better with therapy. See a board certified orthopaedic surgeon for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
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