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How To Know If You Have A Torn Rotator Cuff
You'll have symptoms: Like pain, swelling, tenderness, catching sensation in the knee whenever it is moved, even sensation of knee giving way under, as you take a step. All these or most of these symptoms would be seen with a meniscal tear. See your orthopod to get it DX & treated. ...Read more
Depends on symptoms: Without an injury rotator cuff tears are not common in people under 40 but if you are having pain at night that is bad enough to keep you awake or wake you up, then maybe yes. If you are unable to raise your arm straight over your head (same as other side) then maybe yes. Hard to make any sweeping blanket statements, but hope this helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Strength Testing: There are a series of tests a doctor can use to determine which, if any, of the rotator cuff's have been injured. In most of these tests, the physician will ask you to hold your arm out in various positions and ask you to hold it up against resistence. Pain, or inability to hold up the arm may be an indication of injury. Also, an MRI can help determine injury as well. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Rotator cuff pain: Incomplete tears of the rotator cuff cannot be clinically differentiated from other cuff injury. An MRI scan or ultrasound evaluation will determine if the injury to the cuff is a partial tear or irritation. Tendon is poorly vascularized and can either calcify or thicken with scar was well as have tears. All tend to be painful and limit range of motion in the joint. ...Read more
Not always: Depending on how you injured your rotator cuff, a trip to the doctor may not be necessary. A fall or trauma may cause a full rotator cuff year, which will not heal without surgery. Otherwise, ice, rest and anti-inflammatory medications should make your shoulder fell better within 6 weeks. If not, go see a board certified orthopaedic surgeon for evaluation and treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rotator cuff: Rotator cuff disease is sometimes difficult to diagnose on exam. Some of the key features are age of onset and awakening you from sleep. Rotator cuff tears frequently occur in middle-aged individuals and awaken you from sleep. Mri confirms the suspicion. Being 42, you are a bit young for a full-thickness tear unless you experienced trauma. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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