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What should you do if you sprained your infraspinatus muscle on your back?

What should you do if you sprained your infraspinatus muscle on your back?

The infraspinatus is: Part of the rotator cuff that externally rotates your arm when your throw,bat,comb your hair & more if there was significant trauma your should see a fellowship trained shoulder orthopedic surgeon. A bad "sprain " could be a tear so early eval is better than latter. ...Read more

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Fell straight on left upper back shoulder &the area over the infraspinatus muscle is swollen &there is sharp pain when muscle in the area is used???

Fell straight on left upper back shoulder &the area over the infraspinatus muscle is swollen &there is sharp pain when muscle in the area is used???

Contusion: That is a fairly unlikely mechanism to break something, you may have a contusion. I would use rest, ice, and NSAIDs and if it does not get better in 7-10 days or if it hurts with breathing, I would be seen. ...Read more

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Deep burning pain near infraspinatus muscle radiating to upper deltoid, and scapulothoracic inflammation/cracking - possible diagnosis or diagnostic?

Deep burning pain near infraspinatus muscle radiating to upper deltoid, and scapulothoracic inflammation/cracking - possible diagnosis or diagnostic?

Nerve entrapment: Could be anything from a nerve entrapment in the region of your pain symptoms or simply nerve irritation due to inflammation, trauma, or a muscle disorder. Best to be seen by a neurologist for further information. I doubt the disorder would be in the brain or spinal cord itself although nothing can be 100% ruled out on just what you're saying without studies and a good examination. ...Read more

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No fluid present in the subacromial subdeltoid bursa moderate edema seen along the fibers of the infraspinatus muscle ? What does that mean . This was due to a auto accident 2 yrs ago .

No fluid present in the subacromial subdeltoid bursa moderate edema seen along the fibers of the infraspinatus muscle ? What does that mean . This was due to a auto accident 2 yrs ago .

This : This appears to be from a MRI report. It is best to discuss the findings with the treating physician, who has had a chance to take a full history and examine you. These findings sound unremarkable in isolation. The comment on fluid is usually looking for inflammation in the bursae. If there is no significant signal of increased fluid, it is unremarkable. The edema in the infraspinatus muscle may be some fluid signal with no clinical significance. Most people with rotator cuff problems have tearing of the supraspinatus muscle first, with extension into the infraspinatus only for larger tears. The "edema" may also be normal for your age. Of note, most rotator cuff tears are degenerative and not related to a specific injury, again depending on your age. Again, clinical correlation is always best and you should go over the study with your physician. ...Read more

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High grade partial thickness bursal surface tear distal junction supraspinatus and infraspinatus tendons?

MRI diagnosis: The best results happen when a clear diagnosis is established with a detailed examination and history and confirmed with testing such as an MRI or emg, not the other way around. Be careful about having surgery based on an MRI report. Learn more: http://www.Theshouldercenter.Com/shoulder-pain.Htm and http://www.Theshouldercenter.Com/rotator-cuff-tear.Htm. ...Read more

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What does supraspinatus tendinsis with anterior undersurface fraying mean? What does infraspinatus tendinosis mean?

What does supraspinatus tendinsis with anterior undersurface fraying mean? What does infraspinatus tendinosis mean?

Rotator cuff injured: The MRI findings if correlated with your exam findings and complaints, suggest the supraspinatus (top rotator cuff tendon) is injured but apparently just on the undersurface (shoulder joint side). Tendinosis describes the substance of the tendon as "injured" but not frankly torn-- definitely capable of causing symptoms typically of pain with overhead activities. Nonop Physical therapy is indicated ...Read more

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Management of infraspinatus tendinitis?

Management of infraspinatus tendinitis?

Tendonitis shoulder: Restrict motions or positions which produce discomfort. Make consistent use of an NSAID for 2 weeks, work with a physiotherapist to isometric ally tone the muscles around the shoulder. If not improving ask for an eval wth a shoulder specialist. ...Read more

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What therapy or surgery is best for a full thickness tear of my infraspinatus tendon measuring 1cm transversely with tendon retracted by approximately?

What therapy or surgery is best for a full thickness tear of my infraspinatus tendon measuring 1cm transversely with tendon retracted by approximately?

Surgery: Unless you are a very low demand, inactive person, surgery would certainly be better. When you have a partial tear of the rotator cuff, the ends are still approximated and therapy can help with the healing process. In a complete tear the ends retract and they will never heal unless repaired. An elderly person can have them scar down and have some function, but most people better with repair. ...Read more

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Pain in my right infraspinatus but I only get pain , ranging from a sharp shooting pain to it burning in certain positions or when I breath in or out?

Pain in my right infraspinatus  but I only get pain , ranging from a sharp shooting pain to it burning in certain positions or when I breath in or out?

Muscle Pain: From your description this sounds like muscle pain. Watch for other symptoms, such as a rash. If it is still present 2-3 weeks after onset or there are other symptoms, see your doctor. Rest, moist heat and Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin used for several days may help. All the best. ...Read more