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Rotator Cuff Tear Relief Without Surgery

Treatment For A Torn Rotator Cuff Without Surgery: Exploring Your Options

Welcome to the Guide for Rotator Cuff Tear Relief Without Surgery. Rotator cuff injuries affect millions of people globally (1). The incidence vastly increases with age. Irrespective of the cause, there are many treatment options for rotator cuff injuries apart from surgery. If you want to avoid rotator cuff surgery, you’re in the right place! … Continued

when not to have rotator cuff surgery

When Not to have Rotator Cuff Surgery? Know Your Options

It happened as you were playing racketball. There was loud pop followed by immediate pain. Moving your shoulder is almost impossible. What is the rotator cuff? What causes rotator cuff tears? What is rotator cuff surgery? When not to have rotator cuff surgery? Let’s dig in.What Is the Rotator Cuff? (4 Tendons) The rotator cuff is a group of four muscles and tendons that stabilize the ball and socket shoulder joint (1). The four muscles that compromise the rotator cuff are the: Supraspinatus, Infraspinatus, Subscapularis, and Teres minor. The rotator cuff is also important in shoulder functions such as reaching outward, reaching overhead, and putting your hand into your back pocket. Tendons attach muscles to bones. Tendons are susceptible to acute inflammation, degeneration, and tears. Rotator cuff tears are common...

rotator cuff: Infraspinatus, Supraspinatus,

Rotater Cuff Tear Surgery

Shoulder Pain Shoulder pain can come in many different forms and be caused by many different issues. Many structures exist in a small area making it more difficult to accurately diagnose what is causing pain without spending appropriate time to diagnose the issue. Common causes of shoulder pain include shoulder arthritis, acromioclavicular (AC) joint sprain … Continued

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MRI Images Showing Torn Rotator Cuff

What Is the Rotator Cuff? The Rotator Cuff is a group of 4 principal muscles that stabilize and support the shoulder joint. The four muscles, and their attached tendons that comprise the Rotator Cuff are the supraspinatus, infraspinatus, subscapularis, and teres minor, and any of these could be where we could find Rotator Cuff tears. … Continued

rotator cuff surgery recovery timeline

Rotator Cuff Surgery Recovery Timeline

If you’re considering surgery for a Rotator Cuff tear, an important thing to consider is how long, and what’s involved in, the Rotator Cuff Surgery Recovery Timeline. But let’s begin with the Rotator Cuff itself. What is the Rotator Cuff? The rotator cuff is a group of four muscles and tendons that stabilize the ball … Continued

rotator cuff stem cell treatment

Rotator Cuff Stem Cell Treatment Keeps Crossfitter Going Strong

We’ve been performing stem cell injections in the shoulder longer than anyone else in the United States. Several years ago, Ann, a CrossFit enthusiast, tore her rotator cuff in her shoulder and was recommended for surgery. She wisely decided to research non-surgical alternatives for shoulder pain and made her way to our clinic. It’s been … Continued

retears after rotator cuff surgery

Retears After Rotator Cuff Surgery In Those With Shoulder Arthritis

If you have arthritis in your shoulder joint, does this mean that a surgery to fix your rotator cuff tear is more or less likely to fail? A new study investigated that issue and found some surprising things. So let’s review what we know about rotator cuff tears and then let’s delve into what the … Continued

rotator cuff injury

Stine Pinilla Trains Through Nonsurgical Rotator Cuff Treatment

When athletes undergo surgery for an injury, it can mean lengthy downtimes and painful recoveries, and oftentimes, they never fully reach their preinjury performance levels. Not Stine Pinilla. When an athlete is at the professional or competitive level, the potential consequences of surgery can be particularly challenging. Last week we discussed why surgery shouldn’t be … Continued

rotator cuff tear surgery

Surgery Shouldn’t Be a Given for Rotator Cuff Tears

Rotator cuff tears may be common, but it can still be worrisome to find out that you have one. Just hearing the word tear associated with any part of the body sounds bad, and our first thoughts might be to get it repaired—after all, that’s what you do with any kind of tear, right? Pair … Continued

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3 Reasons To Get A Second Opinion On Your Rotator Cuff Tear

When a patient presents to his or her doctor with chronic shoulder pain, the doctor may send the patient for an MRI. If the MRI finds a rotator cuff tear and the doctor diagnoses this as the cause of the shoulder pain, it seems logical enough; few patients would question this finding. However, there’s a … Continued