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Doctor insights on: Rotator Cuff Cramps Symptoms

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Dr. Michael Gabor
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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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What are the most common symptoms of rotator cuff syndrome?

What are the most common symptoms of rotator cuff syndrome?

Shoulder Pain: Shoulder weakness and pain especially when reaching overhead or behind your back or sleeping on that side. Here's a good link to more informaiton: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/rotator-cuff-injury/ds00192. ...Read more

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Partial thickness rotator cuff tear, I had no pain ever, just dullness/weakness. 1 and 1/2 yrs later my symptoms are the same, what should I do?

Partial thickness rotator cuff tear, I had no pain ever, just dullness/weakness. 1 and 1/2 yrs later my symptoms are the same, what should I do?

Rehab: The large majority of partial rotator cuff tears in patients your age are treated nonoperatively with rest and rehab/PT. That being said, some partial tears are 20%, and some are 80%. These are treated differently. It's also possible that your symptoms are not coming from the rotator cuff. Consider labral tear or nerve issue. Time to see your orthopedic doctor again to discuss additional options. ...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 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?

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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What are the symptoms of a rotator cuff injury?

Pain and weakness: When the rotator cuff is injured, it first stops working. Without the rotator cuff to stabilize the shoulder, attempts to raise the arm results in improper motion. This in turn causes pain and weakness. An injury may resolve on its own after 4-6 weeks when the rotator cuff recovers. If it has torn, it will not heal on its own and may need a repair. ...Read more

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Just had rotator cuff repair & symptoms appeared. Why?

Just had rotator cuff repair & symptoms appeared. Why?

Check out: When symptoms appear again could due to inflammations or rupture of the rotator cuff, check it out. They could MRI tp find out. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have symptoms of rotator cuff injury?

How can I tell if I have symptoms of rotator cuff injury?

See below: Symptoms vary with severity, but usually pain when you try to use the arm, particularly elevating the arm to reach out for something, difficulty lying on that side at night, pain radiates to the side of the upper arm. With a severe rotator cuff tear you may not be able to lift the arm above shoulder level due to a complete tear. Weakness of certain muscles called external rotator muscles as well. ...Read more