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Doctor insights on: Torn Labrum In Shoulder Recovery Time

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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.

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When is surgery needed for a labrum tear? And how long is recovery? (I tore it 3 months ago in my shoulder)

When is surgery needed for a labrum tear? And how long is recovery? (I tore it 3 months ago in my shoulder)

Common: If the labrum is torn and causes pain or instability particularly inthe young age patient. .. surgery is likely to be needed and advised

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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What is a shoulder labrum tear?

What is a shoulder labrum tear?

Tear.: A labrum is the cartilaginous rim that encircles the socket of the shoulder that the upper arm bones sits in. If part of that is torn, it is called a labral tear.

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Is it possible to have a partial anterior labrum tear in shoulder?

Is it possible to have a partial anterior labrum tear in shoulder?

Yes: Yes. The labrum may not be fully torn off of the gleaned (or socket). There are many subtleties to this and reasons to have surgery would be for the feeling of the shoulder being unstable. Make sure you are seeing a shoulder trained sports medicine orthopedic specialist

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I have a shoulder surgery for labrum tear. What should I expect?

I have a shoulder surgery for labrum tear. What should I expect?

More info: What were your symptoms prior to surgery? Were you a multiple dislocator? It can restabilize your shoulder to prevent dislocations. It can also make your shoulder more stiff.

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How can I safely develop my chest more after a shoulder dislocation? (labrum tear, not surgically repaired, 6 months ago)

How can I safely develop my chest more after a shoulder dislocation? (labrum tear, not surgically repaired, 6 months ago)

Gentle presses: Machine or light dumbbell chest presses, with light weight and high reps. Avoid allowing the elbows to cross behind the chest, as this puts more stress on the shoulder joint and rotator cuff. Short arc flyes with the same precautions in mind are also acceptable.

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