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How To Know If You Have A Torn Rotator Cuff
I have a torn rotator cuff left side and now my left side fingers lose strength at certain angles but no pain? Why?
Hand weakness: Here is one possibility: this can occur as someone wears a sling for prolonged periods or hold the affected arm bent against their chest. This can lead to ulnar neuritis at the elbow and hand weakness. This typically leads to some level of numbness and tingling in the ring and small fingers. ...Read more
I have a torn rotator cuff in my right shoulder. I've dealt with the pain since iwas 14 now I'm 29 and it's unbearable... How can I relieve the pain?
I have a torn rotator cuff and have been doing PT all of a sudden pain has gotten worse and arm is now 2 inches longer is that because of the injury?
The conundrum with the rotator cuff is that many people are walking around with asymptomatic tears. We know that the rate of asymptomatic tears increases with each decade of age. So the real issue is to have a detailed evaluation and determine the full diagnosis and the best option for your individual case. Learn more here:
http://theshouldercenter. Com/rotator-cuff-tear. Htm. ...Read more
I am a self employed truck driver, I have a torn rotator cuff and need surgery. Will I be able to get short term disability?
I am fairly certain I have a torn rotator cuff, for about 18 months now, I was wondering if the pain and soreness will go away after surgery?
4-7th decade- common: Not all tears of the rotator cuff need to be fixed. Symptomatic complete tears that do not respond to physical therapy often get repaired. Physical therapy, nsaids, subacromial space injections, rest, ice, and physical therapy can all help the injured cuff recover without surgical intervention, often times. ...Read more
Weakness: Not all rotator cuff tears have the same symptoms. Some tears prevent the shoulder from being stable enough to raise the arm up, causing weakness. Other tears cause enough pain to prevent specific motions. Other rotator cuff tears have stabilized in a way that there are very few symptoms and the patient never even knows there is a tear. The diagnosis needs to be individualized with your surgeon. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Pain at night: Shoulder pain associated with limited range of motion or ability to lift arm above the head or away from the side are characteristic. Also, night pain that keeps you up. You may find yourself sleeping in the upright position to alleviate the discomfort. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
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
Pain: Pain, loss of motion, weaknessGet a more detailed answer ›
If you have a tear, you may lose some
motion and strength.
Also you may have some pain especially with
overhead activities and external rotation of
Obviously, if it is your nondominant arm a mild decrease in motion or strength will probably not prevent you from performing
routine activities. ...Read more