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Dr. James Lin
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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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Is it possible that eventually, shoulder tendonitis can cause a tear in the rotator cuff, if it gets too bad?

Is it possible that eventually, shoulder tendonitis can cause a tear in the rotator cuff, if it gets too bad?

Tendinosis: Tendinosis (rather than tendinitis) is inflammation combined with some degree of degeneration/deterioration. A rotator cuff with tendinosis can and often does progress to some degree of tearing. This will usually start as partial tearing and can progress to complete full thickness tearing. ...Read more

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Any important things i should do with rotator cuff tendonitis other than ice and rest? its my 2nd week and its much better.

Any important things i should do with rotator cuff tendonitis other than ice and rest? its my 2nd week and its much better.

Prevention: Think about what caused the problem in the first place and try to avoid or alter the activity that led to the problem. Rotator cuff strengthening and scapular stablizer exercises can be helpful. Rotator cuff issues in your age are often due to overaggressive weight-lifting or excessive overhead activity. If I can help, then join my care team & virtual practice at www.healthtap.com/dr-clarkeholmes ...Read more

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Rotator cuff tendonitis, how is this diagnosed?

History and physical: Typically a clinician can make this diagnosis with a history and good physical exam. Imaging may add to the diagnosis but often is not required for the initial diagnosis of rotator cuff tendinitis ...Read more

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How do I manage during recovery from rotator cuff tendonitis?

How do I manage during recovery from rotator cuff tendonitis?

Patience: Icing and rest with appropriate physical therapy may just be fine without having to take medications. It is important to do rotator cuff exercises and range of motion exercises to strengthen the rotator cuff at the appropriate time. ...Read more

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Rotator cuff tendonitis diagnosis, what can I expect going forward?

Rotator cuff tendonitis diagnosis, what can I expect going forward?

Depends: Depends which component of the rotator cuff affected. If limited, specific therapy for that tendon may help. Physical therapy important in management, as well as avoidance of causative activities. Sometimes needs surgery. ...Read more

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I have rotator cuff tendonitis what weightlifting exercises can I do?

Codman's: Best advice for a sore shoulder as it resolves and as return to working out is working on scapular strengthening and codman type cuff exercises (may google it). Keep your hands in your field of view when working out as if can't see them its not healthy for your shoulder in general. Watch the lateral raises as force at shoulder is 4x the weight w/ arm lifted to side. Indyshoulder.Com. ...Read more

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