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What is the difference between an impingement and tear of a rotator cuff?

What is the difference between an impingement and tear of a rotator cuff?

Severity of condtion: With impingment, the rotator cuff is being pinched, without necessarily being torn, between the acromion of the shoulder blade and the top of the humerus. Raising your arm pinches the rotator cuff just like closing a door pinches your fingers if they are stuck between the door and door jam. A rotator cuff tear implies that the tendon is not simply inflamed but is partially or totally disrupted. ...Read more

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What is the difference between rotator cuff tear and impingement?

What is the difference between rotator cuff tear and impingement?

Intact vs. nonintact: Impingement means that the rotator cuff is intact, but inflammed or impinged by the bony architecture of the shoulder. A rotator cuff tear is, obviously, when the rotator cuff tendon(s) are torn away from their bony insertion. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have a possible rotator cuff tear or impingement?

How to tell if I have a possible rotator cuff tear or impingement?

Shoulder Specialist: Extrinsic impingement or the idea that a bone spur wears the rotator cuff away is currently thought to not be accurate. Learn more about this topic here: http://www.Theshouldercenter.Com/shoulderpain/2013/shoulder-surgery/spur-acromioplasty-impingement/. ...Read more

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How do you fix a labral tear and impingement?

How do you fix a labral tear and impingement?

Stem Cell Therapy: There are many different options for stem cell therapies in the us. I would suggest you evaluate all of them thoroughly before choosing. So far the only practice that has significant research and patient base regarding stem cell therapy are the Regenexx Physicians Network. They have over 6500 patients in their registry with pretty good results. Check out Regenexx.Com. ...Read more

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Possible rotator cuff tear or impingement? How can I tell?

Possible rotator cuff tear or impingement? How can I tell?

Best way to tell...: Is to see a doctor. A physical exam will lead to the diagnosis. This can be confirmed by mri. Thank you. ...Read more

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What should I do about potential rotator cuff tear or impingement?

What should I do about potential rotator cuff tear or impingement?

Rotator cuff: Rotator Cuff tears can occur traumatically or sometimes be degenerative depending on the age of the patient. Smaller partial thickness tears can sometimes be treated with therapy, injections,and NSAIDS. Full thickness tears are usually managed with surgery to repair the tear depending on the age and activity level of the patient. Consult an Orthopaedic surgeon for a full workup. WilsonShoulder.com ...Read more

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During a recent mra, it showed a cam impingement, labral tears and gluteus maximus strain, surgery was recom'd; what can I do for the strain?

During a recent mra, it showed a cam impingement, labral tears and gluteus maximus  strain, surgery was  recom'd; what can I do for the strain?

Strain will heal: Glute strain will heal on it's own. You can improve timing and how you feel with mobilization exercises, rolling, and physical therapy. Labral tear can be treated with and without surgery. Find an experienced orthopaedic surgeon who does a large number of hip scope cases a year. Scoping a hip is not the same as a knee or shoulder. ...Read more

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Is shoulder impingement then becoming a tear caused from my career as a dental hygienist?

Is shoulder impingement then becoming a tear caused from my career as a dental hygienist?

Doubtful: I am sure your job utilizes your upper body, but I have worked with many hygenist for over 35 years some very active in many activities and never heard of anything like this. If it is related i would believe you would have a very poor posture problem and not what you would have been trained in training. ...Read more

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L5-S1 Herniation associated with an annular tear and producing impingement upon left ventral portion of the thecal sac. Can i get better, if yes How?

L5-S1 Herniation associated with an annular tear and producing impingement upon left ventral portion of the thecal sac. Can i get better, if yes How?

Conservative measure: Not every patient with a disc herniation needs surgery, in fact most do not. Patients can opt to exhaust conservative measures such as physical therapy, chiropractic care, acupuncture, rest, ice or heat, pain medications, activity modification and lumbar epidural steroid injections ...Read more