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Do I have to go to the doctor with a rotator cuff injury?
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Dr. Robert Coats II
Orthopedic Surgery
2 doctors agree
In brief: Not always
Depending on how you injured your rotator cuff, a trip to the doctor may not be necessary.
A fall or trauma may cause a full rotator cuff year, which will not heal without surgery. Otherwise, ice, rest and anti-inflammatory medications should make your shoulder fell better within 6 weeks. If not, go see a board certified orthopaedic surgeon for evaluation and treatment.

In brief: Not always
Depending on how you injured your rotator cuff, a trip to the doctor may not be necessary.
A fall or trauma may cause a full rotator cuff year, which will not heal without surgery. Otherwise, ice, rest and anti-inflammatory medications should make your shoulder fell better within 6 weeks. If not, go see a board certified orthopaedic surgeon for evaluation and treatment.
Dr. Robert Coats II
Dr. Robert Coats II
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Dr. Shawn Hennigan
Orthopedic Surgery
In brief: See a doctor
If you have persistent symptoms of pain that don't respond to rest and nsaids, or if you have sudden onset of weakness or progressive weakness, i recommend you consult with an orthopedic surgeon.

In brief: See a doctor
If you have persistent symptoms of pain that don't respond to rest and nsaids, or if you have sudden onset of weakness or progressive weakness, i recommend you consult with an orthopedic surgeon.
Dr. Shawn Hennigan
Dr. Shawn Hennigan
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