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torn rotator cuff

Postby Freedomforall » Thu Jul 25, 2019 4:22 am

I am on my third week of literally not sleeping day and night with a torn rotator cuff. Has anyone here experienced this? I have been able to get some relief by using pillows to support my arm. A hot bath is the only other thing that truly takes away the pain. Just wondering if anyone else has suggestions. Thank you so much!!
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Re: torn rotator cuff

Postby john62 » Thu Jul 25, 2019 6:59 am

Anti-inflammatory tablets and/or creams may help, also ultrasound therapy, cold and heat packs with gentle stretching. Also visiting your local doctor and getting a referral for ultrasound scan can determine whether there is just inflammation or a tear in the tendon.

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Re: torn rotator cuff

Postby dillon » Fri Jul 26, 2019 3:53 am

I had a rotator cuff problem which was apparently not a tear. I got a cortisone shot in my shoulder and was able to work through the problem in the gym. It was frustrating and painful.
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Re: torn rotator cuff

Postby Freedomforall » Fri Jul 26, 2019 5:18 am

dillon wrote:I had a rotator cuff problem which was apparently not a tear. I got a cortisone shot in my shoulder and was able to work through the problem in the gym. It was frustrating and painful.



I heard those shots can be pretty rough as well.
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Re: torn rotator cuff

Postby john62 » Fri Jul 26, 2019 10:35 pm

They can be painful depending on the skill of the Radiologist. And they do not always well but for some the cortisol resolves the problem.

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