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Could weakness and numbness in the rotator cuff down the arm from the shoulder be a full thickness tear?

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Dr. Daniel Mass
Surgery - Hand Surgery
5 doctors agree

In brief: Unlikely for 18

Weakness and numbness in the arm is more likely from as c5 cervical disk then a rotator cuff tear if you are under 40, particularly without major trauma.

In brief: Unlikely for 18

Weakness and numbness in the arm is more likely from as c5 cervical disk then a rotator cuff tear if you are under 40, particularly without major trauma.
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Dr. Vivek Agrawal
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Possibly

Many things can cause arm weakness and radiating pain, including nerve pain.
However, at your young age, i would suspect shoulder instability which can ultimately lead to rotator cuff tearing. If you have had persistent difficulty, make an appointment with your doctor to help get to the correct diagnosis before undertaking a treatment plan.

In brief: Possibly

Many things can cause arm weakness and radiating pain, including nerve pain.
However, at your young age, i would suspect shoulder instability which can ultimately lead to rotator cuff tearing. If you have had persistent difficulty, make an appointment with your doctor to help get to the correct diagnosis before undertaking a treatment plan.
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