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It sounds like I have a torn rotator cuff but is that even possible from getting a gardasil shot?

It sounds like I have a torn rotator cuff but is that even possible from getting a gardasil shot?

No: The vaccine is given into the muscle & slowly enters the circulation where it sets up the immune response. It has no access to the shoulder capsule. ...Read more

Dr. John Landi
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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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I have a torn rotator cuff left side and now my left side fingers lose strength at certain angles but no pain? Why?

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

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Can a person move their arm and shoulder if they have a torn rotator cuff?

Can a person move their arm and shoulder if they have a torn rotator cuff?

Yes: Movement of the arm and shoulder is controlled by a number of different muscles. The rotator cuff provides a specific motion. A torn rotator cuff will limit some of the movements of the arm/shoulder, but the other muscles can still provide motion. ...Read more

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My skin around the area feels numb. I have a torn rotator cuff, could that be related?

My skin around the area feels numb. I have a torn rotator cuff, could that be related?

Usually no: Rotator cuff injuries do not usually involve symptoms of numbness (although there are rare exceptions). ...Read more

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Is it possible for a person to move their arm and shoulder if they have a torn rotator cuff?

Good Question: 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

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Can you tell me about a torn rotator cuff?

Can you tell me about a torn rotator cuff?

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

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What are the symptoms of a torn rotator cuff?

What are the symptoms of a torn rotator cuff?

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 more

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What are the symptoms of a torn rotator cuff?

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 more

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What problems can arise from a torn rotator cuff?

What problems can arise from a torn rotator cuff?

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

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What happens to a torn rotator cuff left untreated?

Sometimes: It heals on its own, sometimes it does not. Recommend continuing physical therapy to keep strength up nonetheless. If you are not improving than maybe platelet or stem cell therapy can be used to heal tissues. Check out Regenexx. Com ...Read more

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What are the signs when you get a torn rotator cuff?

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 more

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Please explain what does a torn rotator cuff feel like?

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

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What happen if a torn rotator cuff does not heal back right

Pain, weakness: 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
the shoulder.
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

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What problems can a torn rotator cuff cause (besides pain)?

Motion, strength....: Chief complaints of patients with significant rotator cuff tears include pain (with motion and at night), loss of strength, loss of motion, and with more time sometimes arthritis can develop (rotator cuff arthropathy). ...Read more

Dr. Brian Badman
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Rotator Cuff Tear (Definition)

There are 4 muscles and tendons that make up the rotator cuff giving the shoulder lifting and rotational strength as well as contributing to stability ...Read more