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Will a rotator cuff impingment or tear heal on its own, and will it cause arthritis in the shoulder joint?
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Dr. Jack Choueka
Orthopedic Surgery
2 doctors agree
In brief: Depends
Rotator cuff impingement is often a self limiting problemthat can resolve either on its own or with treatment.
The rotator cuff is present these do not feel on their own but if our small can be treated like impingement. Larger rotator cuff tearsleft untreated can lead to arthritis of the show.

In brief: Depends
Rotator cuff impingement is often a self limiting problemthat can resolve either on its own or with treatment.
The rotator cuff is present these do not feel on their own but if our small can be treated like impingement. Larger rotator cuff tearsleft untreated can lead to arthritis of the show.
Dr. Jack Choueka
Dr. Jack Choueka
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Dr. Robert Lupo
Orthopedic Surgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Complex answer
Impingment /rotator cuff tendinitis can heal given appropriate treatment.
Tears generally do not heal but may become asympomatic. Untreated large tear may develop arthritis in the shoulder.

In brief: Complex answer
Impingment /rotator cuff tendinitis can heal given appropriate treatment.
Tears generally do not heal but may become asympomatic. Untreated large tear may develop arthritis in the shoulder.
Dr. Robert Lupo
Dr. Robert Lupo
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