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What are some of the symptoms of a broken rotator cup in the shoulder?

What are some of the symptoms of a broken rotator cup in the shoulder?

Pain: The actual term is a "cuff", and it describes tendons that wrap around the top of your humerus at your shoulder, like the end of your sleeve wraps around your wrist. Because it is soft tissue, it doesn't "break", but can tear. Pain and decreased movement are the most common symptoms of arotator cuff tear, but are also symptoms of many other shoulder problems. ...Read more

Dr. Steven Griggs
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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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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. ...Read more

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I have pain in my shoulder when I lift my arm above my head and stretch it upward. The pain is not severe, however it impedes me from performing shoulder/bench press. It's as if there is no strength in my shoulder. Is it a Rotator cuff issue?

I have pain in my shoulder when I lift my arm above my head and stretch it upward. The pain is not severe, however it impedes me from performing shoulder/bench press. It's as if there is no strength in my shoulder. Is it a Rotator cuff issue?

Likely tendinitis: Pain with overhead activities in young adults is less likely a frank rotator cuff tear and more commonly bursitis or rotator cuff tendinitis, both amenable to rehabilitation, rest, NSAIDs. An MRI may become indicated for recalcitrant symptoms. An orthopaedic evaluation would be very beneficial. You could also have a superior or posterosuperior labral tear (SLAP). ...Read more

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Multiple shoulder dislocations and rotator cuff injury. How can I prevent this from happening?

Multiple shoulder dislocations and rotator cuff injury. How can I prevent this from happening?

See your doctor: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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For a shoulder/rotator cuff injury, what is the diagnostic difference between an ultrasound and an MRI? Which is preferred?

For a shoulder/rotator cuff injury, what is the diagnostic difference between an ultrasound and an MRI? Which is preferred?

Either test might: Be appropriate. However, shoulder ultrasound is highly operator dependent and may be less readily available than MRI in some areas. ...Read more

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On average how long does it take right side rotator cuff injury & right side shoulder strain to get better? On diclofenac 75 mg.

On average how long does it take right side rotator cuff injury & right side shoulder strain to get better? On diclofenac 75 mg.

Few months to foreve: Shoulder is very complicated joint and an injury to the rotators cuff muscle and ligament could be complicated and the seriousness of the injuries varied pending the classification and extent of the damages so the recovery will varied from a few months to a simple injuries to never for a complete damage that will required surgery assuming the appropriate physical therapy was done as well ...Read more

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I have a painful shoulder especially raising my arm overhead from squats and overhead pressing. Could it be a rotator cuff tear if I am only 19?

I have a painful shoulder especially raising my arm overhead from squats and overhead pressing. Could it be a rotator cuff tear if I am only 19?

Yes: Yes, it could. There are other possibilities including a tear of your labrum or issue with your Ac joint. Don't hesitate to be seen for a detailed examination and possibly further workup for a specific diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have shoulder pain that has gotten worse in the last 6 months and a feel a deep bruise in my outer upper biceps area could this be caused from a rotator cuff tear?

I have shoulder pain that has gotten worse in the last 6 months and a feel a deep bruise in my outer upper biceps area could this be caused from a rotator cuff tear?

Could be: There are 4 muscles in the rotator cuff, and depending on which one has a tear, pain could be in various place.
Pain in the biceps could also be from subacromial bursitis. The bicipital tendon goes into the capsule there, and bicipital tendinitis often goes along with bursitis. Bicipital tendinitis can radiate down into the muscle. ...Read more

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Can a torn rotator cuff muscle result in aching in the shoulder and arm without any real restrictions in movement?

Can a torn rotator cuff muscle result in aching in the shoulder and arm without any real restrictions in movement?

Not likely: A torn rotator cuff can definitely cause pain in the shoulder and arm, but the vast majority of the time the pain will be worse with motions like lifting your head over your arm or reaching behind your back. If you have absolutely no increased pain when you move your arm, it does bring the diagnosis into question. A pinched nerve in the neck can cause shoulder that is not worse with motion. ...Read more

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What are some of the symptoms of shoulder fracture?

What are some of the symptoms of shoulder fracture?

Pain :- (: If you have sustained trauma and have immediate discomfort and difficulty moving the arm the possibility of a fracture exists. Sometimes people complain that they feel the broken ends of the bones moving as well. If suspicious, it is worth having an xray sooner rather than later. ...Read more

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What are some symptoms of tendonitis in your shoulder?

What are some symptoms of tendonitis in your shoulder?

Localized pain: Shoulder tendonitis pain is aroused by companion muscle use & firm palpation of tendon-bone insertion sites. Shoulder tendonitis commonly seen anterior shoulder region from biceps muscle. Posterior shoulder if superior trapezius. Outter tip of shoulder if supraspinatus. Lateral upper arm if deltoid. Rest/heat/acupunc/massage for muscle spasm. Cortisone for "pain honeymoon" enabling yoga & aqua-pt. ...Read more

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I got all the symptoms after my shpulder got hurt after violently hitting a corner of a wall with the area imbetween my shoulder blade or just the edge of it. And it had been like this for quite some time now. For over 2 years now. And it hasn't ceas?

I got all the symptoms after my shpulder got hurt after violently hitting a corner of a wall with the area imbetween my shoulder blade or just the edge of it. And it had been like this for quite some time now. For over 2 years now. And it hasn't ceas?

Chronic pain: Pain from an injury persisting longer than expected deserves another look, that is to say, an examination. Most commonly this type of pain responds well to physical therapy and strengthening exercise. ...Read more

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Some random left shoulder pain & occasional tingling in left side of jaw & some nausea. Exercise did not worsen symptoms. Heart related or anxiety?

Some random left shoulder pain & occasional tingling in left side of jaw & some nausea. Exercise did not worsen symptoms. Heart related or anxiety?

Something else: Your symptoms don't sound like either cardiac (nor anxiety-related) symptoms especially given your age and you did not mention if you had any cardiac symptoms, your symptoms do appear to be referred from another source, perhaps stomach or esophagus. I suggest seeing your primary care physician who can evaluate your symptoms in more detail and examine you. ...Read more

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Left side- face, jaw, neck, shoulder, and elbow "joint" pain with some specific sight swelling, and redness as well as feverish to the touch AND this has presented the same type symptoms in other "joints" on right side too.?

Left side- face, jaw, neck, shoulder, and elbow "joint" pain with some specific sight swelling, and redness as well as feverish to the touch AND this has presented the same type symptoms in other "joints" on right side too.?

Autoimmune or infect: Your symptoms could represent either an autoimmune disorder like Lupus or scleroderma or an infectious process like Lyme disease. These are just examples. You need to see a good internet to get blood tests and perhaps X-rays and have a through examination. Your internist could then refer you further if needed. If symptoms now, go to MD now. ...Read more

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What are some of the symptoms of a broken clavicle?

What are some of the symptoms of a broken clavicle?

Pain swelling: Pain, swelling, bruising, possibly a bump on the collarbone over the fracture. ...Read more

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I have torn rotater cups in both shoulders, how can I srengthen my shouders and alleviate some of the pain naturally?

I have torn rotater cups in both shoulders, how can I srengthen my shouders and alleviate some of the pain naturally?

Partial tears?: If your rotator cuff tendons are only partially torn, you can isometrically strengthen the cuff muscles with the aid of a physical therapist. The physical therapist can also show you stretches you can do at home to help heal rotator cuff tears. If surgery is needed find a good orthopedic shoulder specialist. Ask your doctor for the appropriate referral. ...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

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I have a rotator cup injure should I rest it for 3-4 weeks or get a shot from a doc.

I have a rotator cup injure should I rest it for 3-4 weeks or get a shot from a doc.

If injury hold shot: Let it heal. You would do best to get an evaluation by your physician get PT and hold off an injection for now ...Read more

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What are some common shoulder injuries?

What are some common shoulder injuries?

Shoulder: Rotaror cuff and labral injuries. Shoulder blade and collar bone separation and shoulder dislocation. ...Read more

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What are some common causes of shoulder pain?

What are some common causes of shoulder pain?

Shoulder Pain: Most common causes of shoulder pain are inflammation, SLAPS tears, Rotator Cuff tears, and shoulder dislocations. If you are having pain make an appointment to see an Orthopaedic shoulder surgeon for an examination and treatment options. Hope this helps. Take care, Joe Wilson. ...Read more

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What are some good shoulder rehab exercises I can do?

What are some good shoulder rehab exercises I can do?

Cannot tell you: It is not a good idea to get medical advice like this over the internet. Everyone's body is different. Everyone's shoulder issues are differenct and exercises that are good for one person may not be good or may even be harmful for another. My advice is to see a rehab doc (physiatrist), orthopedist or sports med specialist and they will be able to steer you in the right direction. ...Read more

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What are some probable causes for my recurring shoulder pain?

Orthop, neuro: Shoulder pain cold result from a cervical root lesion or local pathology of the shoulder joint ie, dislocstion, arthritis, etc. Less likely but worth looking into it: coronary artery disease, pericardial lesion. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of shoulder getting stuck during delivery?

Shoulder dystocia: Shoulder dystocia is a serious problem, resulting in the infant being stuck in the birth canal. Your obstetrician is well versed in dealing with this problem during delivery. ...Read more

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What are some good exercises to address a chronic shoulder injury?

What are some good exercises to address a chronic shoulder injury?

Depends: Depends on cause - most chronic shoulder problems are due to shoulder impingement or rotator cuff tendinitis. Here is a link for a general exercise program

http://nycsportsmed. Com/tennis-shoulder-tuned. Html. ...Read more

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I have some pain on my right shoulder for a year now. It just wouldn't go away. Any suggestion?

I have some pain on my right shoulder for a year now. It just wouldn't go away. Any suggestion?

See specialist: Since it has not gone away for such a long time, see a shoulder specialist. This could be a sports medicine specialist (several types of doctors fall in this category, including orthopaedists) or a orthopaedic surgeon specializing in shoulder problems. If you have not had physical therapy, that would be another option. ...Read more

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I have pain in my shoulders as I have done shoulder workout. Plzz give me some tips to reduce it?

Fish oil: While traditional anti-inflammatories such as advil (ibuprofen) will work, taking fish oil capsules at night will greatly reduce your amount of soreness after working out. ...Read more

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I'm having back and shoulder pain on my right side. It's been there for a couple of weeks. It's more painful on some days.

Can't diagnose: This may be musculo skeletal in nature but there isn't a way to say with the available info. ...Read more

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Hi, I have a scratch on the back of my shoulder next to my neck. I don't know how it could be a scratch so could it be some kind of bug bite?

Hi, I have a scratch on the back of my shoulder next to my neck. I don't know how it could be a scratch so could it be some kind of bug bite?

Bites: Bug bites generally don't look like a scratch. They are usually circular, raised and either painful or itchy. If you are in doubt send a picture here or to your doctor. Keep it clean and apply polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin). Make sure you are up to date on your tetanus booster. All the best. ...Read more

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