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When Will I Be Back To Full Strength After A 270 Degree Torn Labrum
6-9 months is common: We often tell patients undergoing more significant labral repair surgery in the shoulder that an extended period of time may be required to reach full functional strength. The rehabilitation process is necessarily a bit slower than would be the process forand isolated anterior repair. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
I am 50 and diagnosed w a torn labrum. Will it get better with physical therapy? If not how long would it take me to get back to 100%?
Torn labrum healing:
No simple answer. Was the neck involved, and is all the shoulder pain from the labral tear or was there an impingement to the rotator cuff?
this answer needs an orthopoedist or pmr eval with appropriate x rays and range of motion, hands on testing. 1: how is range of motion, 2:when/where is the pain. Have you had a steroid shot or ulta sound? May not heal on its own, needing surgical care. ...Read more
Hi, I had an arthroscopic surgery done to fix my shoulder labrum tear in 2015. I played volleyball 2 days back and now I have a deep dull ache. I am concerned that I 'might' have torn the labrum again. How should I proceed?
Shoulder: Hopefully it is a simple strain in a sensitive area but you need to see your doctor. He/she will tell you what is going on and how to proceed. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Increased tracer uptake in the cervical spine/ body scan. Neck pain associated w/ torn labrum. COPD diagnosis as well. Is this worth a second look?
Unclear story: Increased tracer uptake may or may not be pathological- arthritic joints in the neck will commonly have increased uptake. If it is in the vertebral bone itself, that is unusual and would need a "second look". A "torn labrum" would suggest shoulder pathology, not the neck- you may simply have your terms confused. Obviously, you had a test done for a reason so need to f/u with the ordering doc. ...Read more
Ask your MD/trainer: Depending upon the stability and strength of the repair gained at the time of surgery, you would likely be in a sling for several weeks, followed by a progressive rehabilitation program. Over the initial 2-3 months you would progress from passive to active assisted and then active motion. Once full active motion and reasonable strength is regained, a progressive throwing program would be allowed. ...Read more
A big maybe: A torn labrum is usually a diagnosis made either by MRI or history in which a patient complains of shoulder instability. There are several key questions: is your shoulder unstable or does it dislocate? Your answer, including other factors like age, activity level, and physical exam all play into the final answer! Read my full answer on the topic at http://alvaradoortho. Com/archives/180. ...Read more
Torn Labrum: Symptoms of a torn labrum can be an achy sensation in the joint, catching of the shoulder with movement, pain with specific activities. The labor was made of thick tissue that is susceptible to injury with trauma to the shoulder joint. Treatment of a torn labrum dependent on what type of tear that occurred. Most patients do not require surgery. Check out http://goo. Gl/a5mg5 for more info. ...Read more
Pain with motion:
Pain with internal and external rotation and pain with abduction (raising arm from side) can be signs of a labral tear. Your primary care can evaluate you and refer you for physical therapy or to an orthopedist or sports medicine physician.
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Oh no. Not here: Sorry, big d. You have to ask your surgeon that question. It's not for anyone else to say. So, give her office a call. Good luck. ...Read more
Trying to decide thr have tried all other options to no avail. I'm only 48 and have spondloarthopathy and a torn labrum and constant pain?
Get information: If you have only a labral tear with normal articular surfaces, an arthroscopy may help. If there is extensive articular degeneration, a hip arthroplasty is indicated. A total hip will restore your motion, strength, and function better than anything else. You do need to know options regarding implant type and bearing surfaces before hand and pick a surgeon skilled in total hip arthroplasty. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Is there a great site for otheopedic exercises for a torn labrum and rotator cuff? a site that has a variety of exercises I can preform?
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. ...Read more
3-4 months: A graduated rehabilitation process beginning with passive then active assisted motion followed by active motion and strengthening takes several months to allow the torn labrum to adequately heal to the glenoid bone. The goal is to have a stable strong shoulder with minimal risk for recurrence. This entire process usually takes 3-4 months. ...Read more
My son has degenerative tissue after several surgeries to repair torn labrum. What can we do to heal this condition?
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Let me help you: Below is link for that exercise. Good luck, thank you. ...Read more
Not necessarily: Not necessarily. Especially if you haven't had any symptoms in a couple years - the labrum may have healed, or at least scarred together so that it will no longer cause any problems. Of course, there's always the chance of injuring it again... ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
I hear clicks (in conjunction with pain) when I bench press. Is this probably a torn rotator cuff or torn labrum?
Either, both: This could be any combination of rotator cuff or glen ok'd labrum tears. It also might be due to inflammation in a non-torn rotator cuff, or clicking in your ac joint. You should see an orthopedist for correct diagnosis. You at least need some alterations or corrections to your work out, or possibly repair of torn tissue. ...Read more
What is the cost of a shoulder arthrogram with contrast mri? Specifically for a possible torn labrum.
$=about 3500: Depends on the provider ; state u live in. ...Read more
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 FAI and a torn labrum in my hip, I'm supposed to get surgery but if I can tolerate the pain would it cause future issues to not get surgery now?
It could cause futur: The femoroacetable Impingement (FAI) can be treated non-operatively but usually the labrum tear can often be treated through an an arthroscope. You need to discuss in depth with your physician and orthropedic specialist. Be certain to see someone experienced with arthroscopic hip surgery and even get a second opinion. ...Read more
It depends: Your need for surgery depends on what prompted you to get the study that showed the tear. If you have full range of motion, full strength, good shoulder stability, and can do what you want to do with your arm, then the answer is no. If your shoulder shifts on you, and you cannot do things that you want to do because of it, then you should consider having it fixed. ...Read more
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