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What Is The Difference Between Impingement And Tear
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What's the difference between s1 nerve impingement and "intraspinal" s1 nerve impingement? Is one more severe then the other?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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