Rotator cuff injury treatments?

Medication. If it's just inflammed, medication and physical therapy may be all you need. If it's torn, then yopu may require surgery.
Discuss with MD. An evaluation will be needed which may include an MRI or ultrasound. Rehab with a physical therapist or occupational therapist is usually ordered unless the rotator cuff injury requires surgery as the first options. Typically requires some pain medications during the initial therapies but not always.

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What is the treatment for rotator cuff injury?

Non-op 1st. The first line treatments of a cuff injury is non-operative with rest, tylenol, (acetaminophen) nsaid's, physical therapy, and possible cortisone injections. If these measures don't provide relief, surgery can be considered. If the tendon is torn, it is repaired. A repair can be performed either through a traditional open incision, a mini-open approach, or arthroscopically (through very small incisions). Read more...
Rotator cuff. The treatment depends on various factors including size of the tear, age of the patient, pain level, shoulder function, arthritis, etc. The options can be discussed with your doctor which can include non- operative or operative recommendations. Read more...
Non-op @ 1st. Rotator cuff injuries comprise a spectrum of disease from inflammation to full thickness tears. Initial treatment consist of nsaid's, therapy, ice, activity modification and oral/injectable steroids. Failure of non-operative treatment requires further investigation, usually with mri. Tears of the rotator cuff and/or labrum require surgical treatment. See a board certified orthopaedic surgeon. Read more...

Rotator cuff injury and brufen - what is the best treatment for this type of shoulder injury?

It depend. If you inflammation of the rotator cuff the treatment by using anti-inflammatory medication could in form tablets or injection in the shoulder area. If you have tear of the cuff and the tear is complete you need surgery for that . Read more...

Reduced rom in right shoulder with clicking sound when elevated. Rotator cuff injury? What is best treatment plan?

Range. Of motion exercises. Avoid sleeping on that side and if symptoms persist go have imaging study. Read more...
Labral tear likely. With age less than 35 would more likely suspect internal shoulder pathology such as a torn labrum as opposed to a cuff tear that is seen more commonly in older adults. See orthopaedic evaluation to perform exam, functional testing and necessary imaging (x-ray and likely an mri). Read more...
Shoulder. Seek medical attention. A orthopedic surgeon is the best place to start. After the exam you may get radiography, physical therapy, anti inflammatory, steroid injection, linemen or surgery. Regardless you need to get to the bottom of it. Read more...
Could be. It could be an inflammed rotator cuff. The best treatment usually is anti-inflammatory medication and physical therapy. Doubtful that you have a rotator cuff tear, based on your young age. Read more...

Is bowen therapy effective for a rotator cuff injury?

Probably Not. Bowen therapy has not been shown to be effective for rotator cuff injury. Rotator cuff injuries vary in severity - there is tendonitis, bursitis, partial tears, full thickness tears. Less severe injuries can resolve with physical therapy exercises. Some patients do report pain relief with massage to the area but this is in regards to pain and not necessarily healing of the injury. Read more...
Not likely. Bowen therapy relies on fascial and soft tissue release. It can help relieve associated pain related to neck and back muscles that often accompanies rotator cuff injuries, but the rotator cuff tendon is a deep structure and will not be directly reached. Small and partial tears can respond well to pt. Larger tears or retracted tears (pulling away from bone) usually require surgery. Read more...

How do I tell whether a shoulder injury is bursitis or rotator cuff tear? Pain when lift arm up or sideways or bear weight. Treatment method same?

Get examined. "bursitis" of the shoulder and a rotator cuff tear can present w/ very similar symptoms(pain w/ motion of shoulder away from body , night pain, etc).However subacromial bursitis will generally improve w/ time, rot.Cuff tears usually not. A simple physical exam by an ors in most cases will be give u your answer.Occ. A diagnostic injection will be needed as well.A high quality MRI is definitive. Gl! Read more...
You usually can't. A simple exam of the shoulder should be able to give you the answer. If conservative therapies fail, an MRI would be helpful. Read more...

Are rotator cuff injuries best healed with therapy or surgery?

Cuff injuries ... Cuff injuries aren't all the same and aren't all treated the same way. Some injuries respond well to non-operative treatment with resolution of pain and without loss of function while many require surgery to alleviate pain and/or restore strength and motion. An orthopedic surgeon experienced in the treatment of these injuries is most qualified to help you decide what the best treatment is for you. Read more...
Tear type dependent . Symptomatic tears that are partially torn (<50% of thickness) can be effectively treated without surgery. Complete tears are commonly treated with surgical repair. I always remind patients that we treat their tear and not the mri, because patients respond differently to different rotator cuff tear patterns. Asymptomatic tears certainly deserve a trial of nonoperative treatment and rehabilitation. Read more...

What treatment is there for rotator cuff tear?

Expected outcomes... If symptoms persist w/ >6 wks of diligent rehab & compliance w/ conservative treatment, a more aggressive treatment, such as surgery, may be required.. This arthroscopic outpatient procedure usually allows for a return to daily living activities within 2-6 wks. A full recovery can be long & arduous, but excellent results are achieved >80%... For more info: www.Drmarkgalland.Com (1/22/13). Read more...
It depends. Many people have degenerative rotator cuff tears as we mature. Non operative conservative treatment should be the first line of treatment. This often consists of NSAIDS, injection, and physical therapy. If conservative treatment fails or if an acute traumatic tear, operative treatment may be warranted. Ask your orthopaedic surgeon for more details. Good luck. Read more...