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Shoulder rotator cuff injury 9 months ago. Tendonitis. Lump at tip of R shoulder blade size of quail egg. What is that?

Shoulder rotator cuff injury 9 months ago. Tendonitis. Lump at tip of R shoulder blade size of quail egg. What is that?

AC joint.: The rotator cuff injury would not give you that lump. It may be an arthritic, or inflammed, acromioclavicular joint. See an orthopedic sport medicine surgeon, who specializes in shoulders. ...Read more

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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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Rotator cuff surgery 3 weeks ago. Accidentally hit the shoulder hard on a door frame. Can move arm straight up but not to the side. Bump on shoulder?

Rotator cuff surgery 3 weeks ago. Accidentally hit the shoulder hard on a door frame. Can move arm straight up but not to the side. Bump on shoulder?

See your ORS: Falls after rot cuff surgery are more likely to result in re- tears than your mechanism of injury.If u don't have worsening pain than unlikely you have retorn your cuff.3 wks.After our arthroscopic rc repairs we allow passive motion only'straight up' ( forward flex ion in plane of scapula) but no motion away from the body (abduction).See your ors soon and let him examine you. Best of luck! ...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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What symptoms would i possess if my rotator cuff was torn/damaged ?

What symptoms would i possess if my rotator cuff was torn/damaged ?

Pain and weakness: Pain in the area between the shoulder and elbow. Night pain. Pain lifting items in front of the body. Weakness with lifting. These are the most common symptoms. Thank you. ...Read more

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What is rotator cuff pathology ?

What is rotator cuff pathology ?

Rotator cuff: pathology indicates an abnormality which in the rotator cuff usually indicates a spectrum. first there is inflammation of the bursa and tendons of the rotator cuff, this leads into partial tearing of a percentage of some of the tendon fibres.which if they don't heal weakens the remaining tendon structure which then further tears until complete separation occurs. ...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?

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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How bad is rotator cuff surgery?

How bad is rotator cuff surgery?

Not too bad!!!: Although all surgeries can involve some initial pain and discomfort, rotator cuff repair surgery can be done very safely these days and with minimal risk. Although some tears can be challenging to repair, recovery time and therapy that goes along with it are generally well tolerated. An experienced surgeon with high skill with arthroscopic techniques can usually achieve excellent clinical results. ...Read more

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Tommy johns rotator cuff surgery?

Tommy johns rotator cuff surgery?

2 Different Surgerie: Tommy john surgery is an ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction of the elbow. Rotator cuff surgery is surgery to repair a tendon in the shoulder. ...Read more

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What's a rotator cuff surgery like?

What's a rotator cuff surgery like?

Outpatient.: It takes about 2 hours, usually done arthroscopically. We perform ours on an outpatient basis. We use a sling for three weeks, then begin physical therapy. ...Read more

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Mri for rotator cuff worth the cost?

Mri for rotator cuff worth the cost?

Depends: There are wide variations in costs fro mris of the shoulder. They can range from $300 to $9000. Rotator cuff tears can often be diagnosed by physical examination, but cannot be confirmed without imaging. However, there are also alternatives such as ultrasound, which can also confirm rotator cuff tears. ...Read more

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How can I treat rotator cuff syndrome?

Depends!: It can be primarly the results of rotator cuff tendinitis secondary to overuse. It can occur in inflammatory seronegative spondyloarthritis. It can also result from impingement syndrome, which pinches the supraspinatus tendon and mechically irritates it. I inject first. If pain improves for weeks or months or longer, great. If only a day or two of benfit, x-rays and an orthopedic visit next. ...Read more

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How do you rehab a rotator cuff repair?

How do you rehab a rotator cuff repair?

Rotator cuff : The rehab is slow. It can take up to 6 weeks just for the initial healing with limited motion of the shoulder. The next phase involves regaining active shoulder motion and flexibility. The last phase in recovery is strengthening. The whole process can take 3-6 months. ...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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Do rotator cuff injuries heal naturally?

Rotator Cuff injury: Rotator cuff tears are either partial or full thickness. If the tear is not painful and there is not significant weakness then no surgery needs to be done. Rotator cuff tears do not usually heal naturally. You can get some scarring back down, but that is not predictable. Patients not electing for surgery usually recover with pt, but that is more for partial tears. ...Read more

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What is a torn rotator cuff tendon like?

Painful and weak: A torn rotator cuff tendon is usually quite painful, especially at night or during forceful shoulder motion. The rotator cuff starts out as 4 individual muscle attached to the shoulder blade. As they approach there insertion onto the tuberosities of the humerus, they come together to make a tendonus cuff. When this cuff of tissue is torn, active shoulder motion becomes difficult. Needs surgery. ...Read more

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What are the signs of a rotator cuff tear?

Pain: Typical signs of a rotator cuff tear depends on the muscle involved. There are 4 that make up the rotator cuff. Most commonly, people complain of pain with reaching or overhead motion, pain radiating down the arm, pain that wakes them up at night, sometimes numbness and tingling in the arm and hand/fingers, a feeling of heaviness to the arm. Recommend you see a sports medicine MD/orthopedist. ...Read more

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What are the tests for rotator cuff injuries?

MRI.: Usually, we will get xrays first, to get an idea of the bony architecture of the shoulder, look for arthritis, and, any evidence of rotator cuff tear. But the MRI is more definitive. ...Read more

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