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What is the treatment for rotator cuff injury?

What is the treatment 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 more

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Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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Rotator cuff injury and brufen - what is the best treatment for this type of shoulder injury?

Rotator cuff injury and brufen - what is the best treatment for this type of shoulder injury?

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. If you have tear of the cuff and the tear is complete you need surgery for that . ...Read more

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Reduced rom in right shoulder with clicking sound when elevated. Rotator cuff injury? What is best treatment plan?

Reduced rom in right shoulder with clicking sound when elevated.  Rotator cuff injury? What is best treatment plan?

Shoulder: Seek medical attention. A orthopedic surgeon is the best place to start. After the exam you may get radiography, physical therapy, anti inflammatory, steroid injection, linemen or surgery. Regardless you need to get to the bottom of it. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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What is a good home remedy/exercise for torn rotator cuff pain?

What is a good home remedy/exercise for torn rotator cuff pain?

Basic exercises: You should trial a home exercise program to strengthen your rotator cuff and the muscles around the shoulder blade. Your shoulder surgeon could provide this for you. Thank you. ...Read more

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Anyone know what is a rotator cuff injury?

Anyone know what is a rotator cuff injury?

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 more

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How can I avoid a repeat rotator cuff injury?

How can I avoid a repeat  rotator cuff injury?

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 more

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What is the recovery time for over rotator cuff injury?

What is the recovery time for over rotator cuff injury?

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 more

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Why is it recommended to stop overhead activities while treating a rotator cuff injury?

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

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Should I use gauze for my minor rotator cuff injury?

No : Ice usually works well for a rotator cuff strain. If pain persists you should see an orthopedist who will probably prescribe a short course of physical therapy. ...Read more

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How do I know if surgery is necessary for a rotator cuff injury?

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 more

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Is bowen therapy effective for a rotator cuff injury?

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 more

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Can deep heat or perskindol work for rotator cuff injury?

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

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Could a rotator cuff injury cause temporary spine curvature?

Could a rotator cuff injury cause temporary spine curvature?

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

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What is a good triceps exercise I can do with a rotator cuff injury?

What is a good triceps exercise I can do with a rotator cuff injury?

Up to your PT/Ortho: If you're under care for a rotator cuff injury, you really should let your orthopedist or physical therapist work with you on exercises. They will know what you're ready and strong enough for. ...Read more

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What weight lifting workouts can you do if you have rotator cuff injury?

Everything but: You should limit activities related base don pain or discomfort. Items that would likely hurt would be press inclined press exercises, dips, and deltoid flys. ...Read more

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Can physical theorpy do more harm than good after a rotator cuff injury?

Can physical theorpy do more harm than good after a rotator cuff injury?

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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What is a good home remedy/exercise for torn rotator cuff pain?

Basic exercises: You should trial a home exercise program to strengthen your rotator cuff and the muscles around the shoulder blade. Your shoulder surgeon could provide this for you. Thank you. ...Read more

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Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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Rotator Cuff (Definition)

The rotator cuff is a group of four muscles that wrap around the ball of the ball and socket joint f the shoulder. The cuff muscles initiate the movements of internal and external rotation as well as lifting your arm ...Read more


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