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Waiting on rotator cuff surgery i'm now having trouble lifting things why would cause that ? Have sml tear, & impingment

Waiting on rotator cuff surgery i'm now having trouble lifting things why would cause that ? Have sml tear, & impingment

Rotator cuff: Your difficulty is due to weakness and pain due to your tear. Even a small year can weaken your strength enough for you to have problems. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Fiala
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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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Will a partial rotator cuff tear cause weakness 2 the point that it's hard 2 lift things & move arm . Having shoulder surgery in a few weeks?

Will a partial rotator cuff tear cause weakness 2 the point that it's hard 2 lift things & move arm . Having shoulder surgery in a few weeks?

Yes: You are describing some of the symptoms of rotator cuff tear. It will be easier to repair if it is only partial. The rehab afterwards is very important to restoring function so listen to the instructions and follow them as long as you are told to for best results. ...Read more

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Could my slipped disc (l3&4) be the cause of sciatic nerve pain? Would seeing a chiropractor help? I'm trying to avoid surgery as long as possible

Could my slipped disc (l3&4) be the cause of sciatic nerve pain?  Would seeing a chiropractor help? I'm trying to avoid surgery as long as possible

Try all non-surgical: A disc protrusion or herniation, (aka "slipped disc"), is a common cause of radiculopathy (= sciatica). If you are not having any progressive weakness or loss of bladder control (rare), you should try various non-operative treatments including chiropractic, physical therapy, some antiinflammatories. Most people with back and leg pain, can avoid surgery with these conservative treatments. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens after rotator cuff surgery?

Could you tell me what happens after rotator cuff surgery?

Rotator Cuff Surgery: This varies from doctor to doctor and also depends on the severity of the tear. It is generally accepted that initially you should avoid any active range of motion of the shoulder, while often passive range is allowed much sooner. After appropriate rest, pt will gradually help you regain range of motion, and then later strengthening exercises will be added. Expect 3-6 months for recovery. ...Read more

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I'm running after rotator cuff surgery, is this okay?

I'm running after rotator cuff surgery, is this okay?

Asking wrong people: The person to ask is your Orthopedic Surgeon who knows your case best. Your Surgeon will set your post-surgical course of treatment for you. No two people are alike, so call your Surgeon for the best answer. ...Read more

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What happens after rotator cuff surgery? Rehab for weeks?

What happens after rotator cuff surgery? Rehab for weeks?

Surgeon preference: This is an question best asked of your surgeon. Every surgeon has different protocols and different philosophies about motion after rotator cuff repairs. The rotator cuff pulls against the repair even when you sit in a sling/immobilizer completely braced. So it will never be completely protected. Some surgeons want physical therapy right away to keep motion. Others will wait 6-12 weeks. ...Read more

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Rotator cuff therapy - could it help me avoid surgery?

Rotator cuff therapy - could it help me avoid surgery?

It can: But at 44 years old it may be worth your while to seek out a second opinion. Sometimes surgery can avoid the progression of your tear. There is never a good time to have surgery but you don't want to cause a worse situation to occur. ...Read more

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