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Rotator Cuff Lump Symptoms
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
What are symptoms of a torn rotator cuff? I have been having pain in my shoulder for several weeks. Its hard for me to move it certain ways
Roator cuff: Some of the symptoms are night pain, pain with overhead lifting, weakness in arm with lifting, popping sensation with motion. ...Read more
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 moreSee 5 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Pain with activity: Mild rotator cuff injuries are associated with inflammation without structural damage. Most of the symptoms occur during shoulder activities, such as reaching, lifting and throwing. As symptoms progress, the shoulder becomes painful at rest and even at night. Ice, activity modification and nsaid's are early treatments. Physical therapy and oral/injectable steroids are used in severe cases. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pain and weakness: Most patients with a rotator cuff tear have pain throughout the shoulder region which can be quite severe at night. You may have mild stiffness, but significant stiffness suggests other problems. Your pain most likely will be made worse with overhead activities and lifting objects. You may experience weakness with similar activities. It is best to see a doctor to get it checked out. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: After a fall u may b just generally sore ; as u become more active u begin 2 feel like cuff injury. ...Read more
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
What symptoms would a torn rotator cuff vs sprain RC? And can RC injury heal without surgery? If so how long would a sprain RC take to heal?? Thanks!!
Pain with Abduction: A full thickness rotator cuff tear can cause considerable weakness and pain especially with movement in the and of motion controlled most by the rotator cuff tendon that is injured. The top tendon. Supraspinatus, would cause symptoms when trying to lift arm from side of body. A mere sprain would be less painful with minimal weakness. A mild sprain could take upwards of 6 weeks to improve. ...Read more
See below: Pain in the shoulder with numbness and tingling in the hands may be due to a pinched nerve in the neck. This is usually caused by a protruding disc or bone spur touching one of your spinal nerves as it leaves your neck. This can often improve on it's own with rest and anti-inflammatories, but if your pain lasts greater than one week or gets worse see your physician. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Symptoms: acute and now constant shoulder pain which lead to swelling in my hand, discolouration and weakness. Could this be a rotator cuff injury?
Maybe: The description of your symptoms is not a common presentation for a rotator cuff problem. The first thing that comes to my mind with this description is a vascular issue. I think of things like upper extremity deep venous thrombosis and thoracic outlet syndrome. I would have this issue evaluated by a primary care provider soon. ...Read more
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