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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
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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
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
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
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
For a shoulder/rotator cuff injury, what is the diagnostic difference between an ultrasound and an MRI? Which is preferred?
I had a total of 4 rotator cuff surgeries & have chronic pain 24/7 in my shoulder. I also have djd in the same shoulder & tendinitious. What will help?
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
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
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?
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
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
Pain. Swelling: Pain, swelling.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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.?
If this has not been: Medically assessed in-person - that is the first thing to do. Take care. ...Read more
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
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?
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
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
Pain swelling: Pain, swelling, bruising, possibly a bump on the collarbone over the fracture. ...Read more
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
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
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
Without MRI, is there any way to definitively tell whether a shoulder pain is resulting from rotator cuff tear or from tendonitis? What are the main symptom differences between a tear vs. Inflammation?
I'm experiencing rectal bleeding. I had surgery for a rotator cuff tear 4 days ago. Is this normal due to the pain meds causing harder stool than usual? Felt sick yesterday from meds but feel ok now. 1x large amt (aproximately 1/4 cup) 2x small amt
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
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
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
Severe pain: Get an exam and xrayGet a more detailed answer ›
Go: See a doctor. We can not prescribe on this format. Good luck ...Read more
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
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
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
I'm 23 years old and a week ago I broke my shoulder- slipped on the icy pavement. When can I expect to not require a sling and regain some mobility?
Unanswerable: No information about the fracture such as where, type of fracture, ? Joint involved? U need 2 take this up with ur treating md. ...Read more