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Mri says torn labrum of shoulder can this pain come and go or will it hurt all the time?

Mri says torn labrum of shoulder can this pain come and go or will it hurt all the time?

Depends: It depends on which part of the labrum is affected and your activity level. Most labral tears are degenerative and causes intermittent pain. If you do a lot of overhead activity, such as a throwing athlete, then you can have more pain and may require surgery. Either way, you should have your orthopedist or sport medicine specialist help you determine your best treatment option. ...Read more

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Mri (Definition)

Mri or magnetic resonance imaging is one of the more recently developed imaging modalities available to physicians. It uses powerful magnets to generate images. There is no ionizing radiation which is a major advantage over many other modalities. Mri is the best imaging exam that we have for most soft tissue and joint related problems. There are radiologists ...Read more


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My workers comp dr had me get an MRI which showed I had a torn labrum in my right shoulder he says no surgery but I'm in a lot of pain what can I do?

My workers comp dr had me get an MRI which showed I had a torn labrum in my right shoulder he says no surgery but I'm in a lot of pain what can I do?

What are symptoms: I would first want to know your symptoms and what part of the labrum was torn. If you had a dislocation and your anterior (front) labrum is torn this may require repair as won't heal. A superior labral tear is essentially your bicep complex. This can be treated conservatively but if pain continues at your age I would generally treat with a bicep tenodesis. ...Read more

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Mri says possible torn labrum but doctor gave me shot in shoulder cortizone (hydrocortisone) why? Cant understand this and told me w weeks call in with status why?

Mri says possible torn labrum but doctor gave me shot in shoulder cortizone (hydrocortisone) why? Cant understand this and told me w weeks call in with status why?

Depends: The MRI is not the answer. 90% of the diagnosis and treament course come from the history and physical examination. The MRI is just one piece of the puzzle. Depending on what your exam was, the "possible" labral tear may not even be relevant. I would still continue the treatment for now. Ask him at the next visit what the plans are. You can also get a second opinion. ...Read more

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Rt. Shoulder labrum tear 3 to 5 'o clock pos. In mri. Ortho. Refer this as shoulder instablity, pain moderate for 1.5 y, I need do to ar. Scopy repair?

Only if MRI=exam: If you have activity related pain and had an injury, and the MRI shows a bankart/labral tear, then you should consider an arthroscopy. If no injury, or pain does not correlate to labral tear area, then surgery would be a last opion. ...Read more

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Labrum tear in shoulder, spinal stenosis c6-7 had mri, ct epidurals. No relief. Not sure which area is causing greater pain. Confused and in pain?

Labrum tear in shoulder, spinal stenosis c6-7 had mri, ct epidurals. No relief. Not sure which area is causing greater pain. Confused and in pain?

Multifactoral: Shoulder and arm pain from the shoulder joint can overlap with pain from the cervical spine. In a simple sense, if you move your arm at the shoulder - like bending your elbow and rotating the arm inside and out, or lifting your hand over your head - and it reproduces your usual pain, then it's probably your shoulder. But it can take careful examination and experience to tell the difference! ...Read more

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3MRIs in 3yrs =early AVN of joint/wornout cartlidge/torn labrum. Bc of worsening symptoms, had new MRI =normal except ligament tear. Mixup or healed??

3MRIs in 3yrs =early AVN of joint/wornout cartlidge/torn labrum. Bc of worsening symptoms, had new MRI =normal except ligament tear. Mixup or healed??

If it's the hip you-: -are talking about, it sounds like a mix up to me. Things such as a labral tear as well as AVN do not heal like that. If the MR was done on a different machine it can make a difference. Each MR has its own quirks or handwriting if you may, as well as power. 1.5T doesn't show details as well as a 3.0T. There are now 6.0T. MR's in large centers but more dangerous if you have any metallic pieces in U ...Read more

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Have torn labrum in shoulder and have horrible pain behind shoulder blade. Are they related or separate issues?

Have torn labrum in shoulder and have horrible pain behind shoulder blade. Are they related or separate issues?

Probably: Separate issues but if occurred in same injury could possibly be related. Pain from labrum usually radiates to the arm not the back. ...Read more

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Which test/exam can determine if my shoulder is fully recovered? (torn labrum, 6 month ago)

Which test/exam can determine if my shoulder is fully recovered? (torn labrum, 6 month ago)

Need more info: If you did not have surgery then the labrum is still torn. This does not necessarily mean that you have to have surgery. Labral tears vary in size, location and associated symptoms. Often degenerative tears are treated conservatively, without surgery, and patients do quite well. Your orthopedist/ sports medicine physician can help you make this assessment. If you had surgery your doc will tell you. ...Read more

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I have had a torn labrum and rotator cuff in my left shoulder for over a year now, will it heal on its own? My dr refuses to give me a referral

I have had a torn labrum and rotator cuff in my left shoulder for over a year now, will it heal on its own? My dr refuses to give me a referral

It will not heal: A labral tear and a rotator cuff tear will not heal on their own. Sometimes, though, even though something (like an mri) says there is a tear, it may not be the full source of the pain. I would recommend an evaluation by an orthopedic surgeon. If you cannot get a referral call some offices and see what an evaluation would cost. You may want to do it that way. ...Read more

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Could a torn labrum in the shoulder be healed with physical therapy?

Could a torn labrum in the shoulder be healed with physical therapy?

No: Although therapy can not heal a torn labrum, it may restore strength motion and provide enough pain relief that no further treatment may be needed. If it does not help that surgery may be recommended. ...Read more

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Can a torn labrum (left shoulder) heal itself?

Can a torn labrum (left shoulder) heal itself?

Yes: Not all labral injuries are the same. Acute or recent injuries protected appropriately from reinjury have a better chance to heal than chronic or older injuries. Most are treated with an initial course of rest then physical therapy. Only the persistent, symptomatic labral tears may warrant surgical intervention eventually. The final decision is best made between you and your surgeon. ...Read more

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What can be done to help treat a torn labrum in the shoulder?

What can be done to help treat a torn labrum in the shoulder?

Rehab vs surgery: See a specialist: orthopedic surgeon with shoulder/sports medicine fellowship. A thorough course of physical therapy is usually a good start; if symptoms persist or the tear is extensive, surgery to repair the tear is typically indicated. ...Read more

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Can I be nauseous from the pain I am experiencing from torn labrum in shoulder?

Can I be nauseous from the pain I am experiencing from torn labrum in shoulder?

Pain and nausea: Severe pain has been associated with nausea at times, but localized shoulder pain typically does not do this. If you are aware of a labral tear, do you have a plan of treatment to repair this damage. One way to determine the association is to treat the pain and see if nausea resolves. ...Read more

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I play baseball. My shoulder has feelings of instability and sharp pain at times. Could this be a labrum tear?

I play baseball. My shoulder has feelings of instability and sharp pain at times. Could this be a labrum tear?

Shoulders R compli-: --cated. Only a hands on Xame & MRI arthrograms R the best @ showing them. Other causes can B multi directional instability. Get in 2 C a fellowship trained shoulder specialist. ...Read more

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I play baseball. I'm feeling shoulder instability and sharp pain at times. Could this be a labrum tear?

I play baseball. I'm feeling shoulder instability and sharp pain at times. Could this be a labrum tear?

It could.: You should see a fellowship trained orthopedic sports medicine shoulder surgeon, who can make an accurate diagnosis, and offer you a treatment plan. ...Read more

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If you where my doctor, would you give me permission to go to a fitness center with 3 herniated disc in my cervical? As I said I have 3 herniated disc in cervical. I have a possible torn labrum in right shoulder. I was injured in sept of 2011.I had physical

If you where my doctor, would you give me permission to go to a fitness center with 3 herniated disc in my cervical? As I said I have 3 herniated disc in cervical. I have a possible torn labrum in right shoulder. I was injured in sept of 2011.I had physical

I: I am glad that you are trying to improve your general health condition. Gentle exercises can typically be performed by patients with other debilitating conditions. This should help your conditioning and help you overall. It is impossible to say if it could be held against you in your workers comp case. ...Read more

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MRI Findings: Intrasubstance signal within the posterior/inferior labrum of the shoulder, what does it mean?

MRI Findings: Intrasubstance signal within the posterior/inferior labrum of the shoulder, what does it mean?

Something in lining: The labrum is the lip or lining cushion of the shoulder. The MRI is saying that there's something within that cushion that is causing the MRI picture to look different. It could be blood, fluid, swelling, an infection, tumor, or many other things. Without seeing the images, it is hard to tell. Use Healthtap Prime or talk to the doctor who ordered the MRI regarding this matter. ...Read more

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I had an MRI on my left shoulder. Is there anything I can look for to see if I tore my labrum. My follow up isn't until tuesday but I want to know.?

I had an MRI on my left shoulder. Is there anything I can look for to see if I tore my labrum. My follow up isn't until tuesday but I want to know.?

It really requires: Expert training. Labral tears can be difficult to diagnose on standard MRIs even for trained radiologists. Impossible to explain what to look for in this forum. ...Read more

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My rheumatologist is 99% sure I have a labrum tear in my hip. Waiting for a MRI to confirm. If I do what would that entail for me?

My rheumatologist is 99% sure I have a labrum tear in my hip. Waiting for a MRI to confirm. If I do what would that entail for me?

Hip labral tear?: If MRI confirms a tear, arthroscopic surgery may be able to repair the tear without opening the entire joint. This involves hole for camera, hole for instruments, hole for irrigation. Orthopedic surgeon can explain process more fully. Good luck. ...Read more

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I'm 20 years old and dislocated my shoulder swimming. Mri indicates a bankart tear of the labrum. Is surgery necessary for me to return to weightliftg?

I'm 20 years old and dislocated my shoulder swimming. Mri indicates a bankart tear of the labrum. Is surgery necessary for me to return to weightliftg?

Most likely: Contact orthopedic surgeon specializing in shoulder arthroscopic procedures. Without seeing your MRI and examining you it is impossible to make surgical decision. ...Read more

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Does a Subarticular enchondroma involving the glenoid cause pain? Shoulder pain over 1yr MRI just shows mild tendinosis and smaller than norm labrum.

Most likely not: Most likely not unless had penetrate through the glenoid producing a micro fracture, probably there is a different origin for your pain, recommend examination by a shoulder specialist ...Read more

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Can labrum tear (fray) be seen conclusively on MRI without contrast? How about during an arthroscopic surgery of shoulder? MRI with contrast needed?

Can labrum tear (fray) be seen conclusively on MRI without contrast? How about during an arthroscopic surgery of shoulder? MRI with contrast needed?

Labrum tears: Can be seen on routine MRIs is they are large or severe. MRI with intrarticular contrast (MR arthrogram) is much more accurate, particularly for smaller tears. Arthroscopy will show labral tears. ...Read more

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Shoulder MRI: What does this mean? Focal bony proliferation w/focal chondral labral separation suspected @ posterior labrum at the 8 o'clock position?

Shoulder MRI: What does this mean? Focal bony proliferation w/focal chondral labral separation suspected @ posterior labrum at the 8 o'clock position?

Labral tear: See an experienced shoulder arthroscopist to assess clinical correlation w/ this MRI report. Basically it means you MAY have a labral (cartilage) tear of your shoulder in the 'back' portion (posterior)of your glenoid (shoulder socket).the possible 'bony proliferation' may be a response to a long- standing labral tear. Clinical Correlation needed! Best of Luck! ...Read more

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MRI in '14 showed supraspinatus tendinitis. Arthrogram now shows same and small labral tear. No overhead activities due to inability to raise arm. Had subacromial decompression in '09. What may be causing ongoing tendinitis? Surgery for labrum tear?

MRI in '14 showed supraspinatus tendinitis. Arthrogram now shows same and small labral tear. No overhead activities due to inability to raise arm. Had subacromial decompression in '09. What may be causing ongoing tendinitis? Surgery for labrum tear?

Possible cuff tear: You would need to see orthopedic surgeon for an examination. There are certain exam tests which are + when a labral tear is causing symptoms. You may have also had progression of your supraspinatus or rotator cuff tendinitis to a partial or full-thickness rotator cuff tear. Nonoperative treatment can include anti-inflammatories and subacromial cortisone injections. Physical therapy is helpful. ...Read more

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Shldr labrum tear spinal stenosis c6-7, mri ekg ct epis. No relief. Which causing gtr pain. Pain shldr blade along spine left arm to ring finger achy?

Shldr labrum tear spinal stenosis c6-7, mri ekg ct epis. No relief. Which causing gtr pain. Pain shldr blade along spine left arm to ring finger achy?

Cervical nerve: This would suggest irritation of a cervical nerve perhaps C6 or C7. Your neurologic evaluation should help clarify that. Since you're still having pain I would agree you need to have this reevaluated. These kind of symptoms could be for other reasons. Location of the shoulder blade to suggest some other issues as well. Ask your physician to have you see a neurologist. ...Read more