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What are the signs of a rotator cuff tear?

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Dr. Janiece Stewart
Sports Medicine

In brief: Pain

Typical signs of a rotator cuff tear depends on the muscle involved.
There are 4 that make up the rotator cuff. Most commonly, people complain of pain with reaching or overhead motion, pain radiating down the arm, pain that wakes them up at night, sometimes numbness and tingling in the arm and hand/fingers, a feeling of heaviness to the arm. Recommend you see a sports medicine MD/orthopedist.

In brief: Pain

Typical signs of a rotator cuff tear depends on the muscle involved.
There are 4 that make up the rotator cuff. Most commonly, people complain of pain with reaching or overhead motion, pain radiating down the arm, pain that wakes them up at night, sometimes numbness and tingling in the arm and hand/fingers, a feeling of heaviness to the arm. Recommend you see a sports medicine MD/orthopedist.
Dr. Janiece Stewart
Dr. Janiece Stewart
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