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Is there a permanent cure for rotator cuff pain?

Is there a permanent cure for rotator cuff pain?

No cure is permanent: Rotator cuff pain or tendinitis is very common and usually self- limiting requiring no formal medical attention. Pain from cuff tendon tears (partial or full thickness) often requires medical attention with therapy or sometimes surgery. The provoking activity or injury that results in pain is a very important variable. Similar repetitive activity or repeat injury can cause resolved pain to recur. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Seibert
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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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My rotator cuff bothers me all the time and clicks when I move it around. What is the cause and what is a cure?

My rotator cuff bothers me all the time and clicks when I move it around. What is the cause and what is a cure?

Likely bursitis : Clicking is a common complaint with rotator cuff conditions. When the bursa becomes inflamed and hypertrophic, the tissue makes noise as it rubs underneath the acromion. Initial treatment with oral/injectable steroids and therapy is very successful. Shoulder arthroscopy is performed, if conservative treatment fails. The bursa and bone spurs are removed to give the rotator cuff move room. ...Read more

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Could rotator cuff sprain be permanent?

Could rotator cuff sprain be permanent?

? Sprain: If you have injured your rotator cuff over time or w/ one episode of trauma you may have 'strained' or irritated the rot cuff.These generally will get better w/time. If, however, you tore or partially tore the rot. Cuff this may not improve completely and may require surgery. A good exam and quality MRI scan can differentiate between the two. See an ors w/ specialty training in shoulder surg. Gl! ...Read more

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Will a shoulder brace help a cure a rotator cuff injury?

Will a shoulder brace help a cure a  rotator cuff injury?

Brace: A brace, sling, or immobilizer can temporarily protect the shoulder. A rotator cuff injury can be partial, complete, acute, or chronic. Complete tears won't heal with the above. ...Read more

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Severe pain from shoulder down deltoid into bicep. Not rotator cuff. More pain when arm is rotated toward chest. Torn cartilage in other shoulder. ??

Severe pain from shoulder down deltoid into bicep. Not rotator cuff. More pain when arm is rotated toward chest.  Torn cartilage in other shoulder. ??

Get examined!: At age 55 your most common cause for this pain would still be 'impingement' ( or bursitis). Labral tears causing this pain are less likely unless associated with the biceps 'anchor'( SLAP) lesions -- but less likely in isolation in your age group.Osteoarthritis can cause pain in this distribution . AC joint arthritis can also cause pain when rotating arm towards chest ( adduction). See an ORS! GL! ...Read more

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Exercise for rotator cuff pain?

Exercise for rotator cuff pain?

Strengthening.: Internal and external rotator strengthening, as well as overall shoulder strengthening, should help. ...Read more

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What is a rotator cuff made of?

What is a rotator cuff made of?

It's a tendon: A tendon is what attaches a muscle to a bone. This is what allows the skeleton to move. The muscle generates a force that is transmitted to the bone, through a tendon. In the shoulder, the rotator cuff starts out as 4 muscles attached to the shoulder blade. As they move toward the shoulder joint, the muscle turns into tendon. This tendon is the rotator cuff and helps to move the shoulder joint. ...Read more

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How can I relieve rotator cuff pain?

How can I relieve rotator cuff pain?

Most likely rotator: Cuff impingement. Make sure it is rc pain first. If it is on the sides of your shoulders and hurts with overhead activity it could be rotator cuff issues. Initially treat with nsaids, ice and modification of activity (no overhead activity, no heavy pushing or lifting) if it is not getting better see and orthopaedist. They might offer you pt, oral steroids or hopefully a cortisone shot. ...Read more

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How often do rotator cuff repairs fail?

How often do rotator cuff repairs fail?

Depends: That depends on many factors the age of the patient or the activity level of the patient come to mind first. As a general rule rotator cuff reconstructions have a very small re-occurence rate. ...Read more

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How can you fix rotator cuff, please help?

How can you fix rotator cuff, please help?

It depends: On how it is injured. Fixing can be done with injection, therapy or ultimately surgery. In surgery we repair the tendon by sewing it with stitches that are anchored into the bone. Thanks. ...Read more

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What are some easy rotator cuff exercises?

What are some easy rotator cuff exercises?

Codman's: Google codmans exercises. Agree, light resistance band. Would also complement with parascapular strengthening with rows, shrugs, pulldowns and scapular contractions exercises. ...Read more

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What can I do to address rotator cuff pain?

What can I do to address rotator cuff pain?

Rest: There are many ways to approach this. The first treatment is usually a period of rest. An injured rotator cuff that stops functioning causes more pain, weakness, and damage when you are forcing it to move. Depending whether there is a tear in the rotator cuff, range of motion exercises are next. Finally, exercises to restore cuff function follows. Tears would not heal and end up with repairs. ...Read more

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Rotator cuff hurts, should I work out or not?

Rotator cuff hurts, should I work out or not?

When you work : Out avoid overhead exercises and exercises that keep your arm internally rotated and abducted ie the painful arc of impingement. Keep your weight and resistance lower than usual. Exercises for internal and external roaring with very very light weights to strengthen the unaffected parts of the rot cuff and stabilize the shoulder will help ask a trainer or therapist to guide you. ...Read more

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Can a tear heal on its own in a rotator cuff?

Rotator Cuff: Depends on the size and thickness. Partial thickness tears can heal if they are less than 50% of the thickness of the tendon. Full thickness (complete) tears generally will not heal on their own and will often enlarge with time. ...Read more

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What happens when you tear your rotator cuff?

Functional loss: The rotator cuff typically tears at the insertion where it attaches to the humerus bone (ball part of the ball and socket). Since it stabilizes the shoulder, a tear doesn't allow the large muscles of the shoulder (deltoids) to function correctly and indirectly causes weakness and pain. A rotator cuff tear does not heal itself and usually requires surgery to reattach the tendon to the bone. ...Read more

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How can I tell if i'm grinding my rotator cuff?

How can I tell if i'm grinding my rotator cuff?

Pain & stiffness : In the shoulder joint, certain movement bother more than other, like scratching your back, reaching above your head all symptoms increase with activity and over head work. ...Read more

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What exercises strengthen the rotator cuff area?

What exercises strengthen the rotator cuff area?

There are several: The rotator cuff is a series of four muscle tendon units working on the ball portion of the shoulder. The rotator cuff works hand in hand with the shoulder blade or scapular muscles. You do not need a lot of resistance working these muscles. You can use the rubber bands, light dumbells (reps of 15) or cables at the gym. Also focus on your core by bringing "belly button to spine.". ...Read more

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How common are rotator cuff tears in nonathletes?

Very common: The incidence of full thickness rotator cuff tears increases with increasing age regardless of whether they are involved in sports or not. The prevalence of rotator cuff tears in asymptomatic people is approximatley 0% for age 40-49yrs old; 10% for 50-59; 20% for 60-69; 40.7% for >70yrs/old. ...Read more

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What does a substantial tear in rotator cuff mean?

Need more informatio: Is this in an MRI report? What context was it used? Generally speaking, tears are either partial thickness or complete. Substantial may be referring to the degree of "partial" tear or possibly, the number of tendons involved. I would need more information. ...Read more

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How long does a spraighned rotator cuff take to heal?

How long does a spraighned rotator cuff take to heal?

1-2 months: If symptoms are not significantly improved within 1 month, usually an MRI should be considered to rule out significant tearing that might need surgery. Strains and partial thickness injuries with therapy should improve within 1-2 months. Therapy is critical to restrengthen the shoulder to prevent re-injury and improve function. ...Read more

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