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Rim Rent Tear Shoulder
I was exercising, when I moved wrong and felt something tear in my shoulder. Now, my shoulder is lower and I can't rotate my shoulder by itself?
Shoulder Dislocation: Go to ER or your PCP immediately if you are concerned. If this is a shoulder dislocation, you may risk nerve damage to various nerves if it doesn't improve or reset. Also could you have torn a muscle in your rotator cuff that is also possible. Either way it should be looked right away. ...Read moreGet help now ›
Rarely: Most ac injuries, commonly known as "shoulder separations", are treated very successfully without surgery. If there is a severe tear that results in significant pain, deformity or disfunction, then a surgery to repair or reconstruct the torn ligaments that hold the collar bone down can be done. There are even ways to do it with arthroscopic surgery. ...Read moreGet help now ›
How vigorous?: Injuries to the superior labrum can be caused by acute trauma or by repetitive shoulder motion. An acute SLAP injury may result from car accidents, a fall onto an outstretched arm, forceful pulling on the arm (such as when trying to catch a heavy object), rapid or forceful movement of the arm when it is above the level of the shoulder, shoulder dislocation. ...Read moreGet help now ›
Depends: If only partial, then time should heal things with a minor injury in bout a month and a moderate injury in about two. Maintain motion but avoid stresses. Once pain is down work on strength and coordination. If no response, get it checked again. ...Read moreGet help now ›
A cartilage tear: The labrum is a structure attached to the edge of the bony socket, the glenoid, that has several functions. Anteriorly the labrum serves as an attachment site for the anterior shoulder ligaments and helps to provide stability to the shoulder. At the top of the shoulder the long head of the biceps tendon inserts into the labrum and tears here are called SLAP lesions. ...Read moreGet help now ›
I have a slap tear in my shoulder. Is it possible for the tear to heal on its own without a surgery or is surgery theonly way to go? Are there any long term effects?
Depends: Slap lesions don't heal on their own. There is good data to support that. Not all slap lesions need surgery. If you have no pain or other symptoms nothing needs to be done. If you have pain try physical therapy first. If that fails, you may need surgery to repair your labrum, or tenodese (cut and reimplant in a different location) your biceps tendon. Choice depends on age, activity level etc. ...Read moreGet help now ›
Pls i need ur advice what is the best treatment for tear in the rotation curve in the left shoulder, thanks?
?rotator cuff tear: Depending on extent of tear, a minor issue will respond to physical therapy, and perhaps an injection. A major tear or through and through tear needs surgical repair. Consult orthopedic surgeon. ...Read moreGet help now ›
Does anyone know if, eventually, shoulder tendonitis can cause a tear in the rotator cuff, if it gets too bad?
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Yes: Yes, that approach often provides symptomatic relief and return of function. If you want more information on the cortisone injection, check out this link: http://youtu.Be/zwyzfqnine4. ...Read moreGet help now ›
Can you tear your rotator cuff from slamming your shoulder into the wall? I did now I can't lift my arm up without pain
Perhaps: You may have bruised shoulder and pain prevents full motion. Rotator cuff injury should be suspected if pain or limited motion persists after bruise heals (2 weeks or so.) See your primary care for evaluation and referral if necessary. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read moreGet help now ›
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