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What are the milder symptoms of a minor rotator cuff injury?
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Dr. Robert Coats II
Orthopedic Surgery
2 doctors agree
In brief: Pain with activity
Mild rotator cuff injuries are associated with inflammation without structural damage.
Most of the symptoms occur during shoulder activities, such as reaching, lifting and throwing. As symptoms progress, the shoulder becomes painful at rest and even at night. Ice, activity modification and nsaid's are early treatments. Physical therapy and oral/injectable steroids are used in severe cases.

In brief: Pain with activity
Mild rotator cuff injuries are associated with inflammation without structural damage.
Most of the symptoms occur during shoulder activities, such as reaching, lifting and throwing. As symptoms progress, the shoulder becomes painful at rest and even at night. Ice, activity modification and nsaid's are early treatments. Physical therapy and oral/injectable steroids are used in severe cases.
Dr. Robert Coats II
Dr. Robert Coats II
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Dr. Theodore Shybut
Sports Medicine
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In brief: Pain, weakness, etc
Rotator cuff disorders (tears, strains, contusions, impingements, tendonopathies/tendonitis, etc) cause activity related shoulder pain.
Pain is often worse when lifting or rotating the arm away from the body or with overhead activities including throwing. Pain can occur at rest, particularly at night. Other symptoms include weakness, loss of motion, noise/crepitus. Throwers lose velocity+location.

In brief: Pain, weakness, etc
Rotator cuff disorders (tears, strains, contusions, impingements, tendonopathies/tendonitis, etc) cause activity related shoulder pain.
Pain is often worse when lifting or rotating the arm away from the body or with overhead activities including throwing. Pain can occur at rest, particularly at night. Other symptoms include weakness, loss of motion, noise/crepitus. Throwers lose velocity+location.
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