Rotator Cuff Injury

A rotator cuff is a group of muscles and tendons surrounding the shoulder joint keeping the upper arm bone firmly within the shoulder socket. A rotator cuff injury can cause dull shoulder pains, which worsen movement. It may occur as a result of injury, heavy lifting, or due to aging. A patient may also have disturbed sleep, difficulty combing hair, and arm weakness. Performing shoulder strengthening exercises daily for the back and front shoulder muscles, front chest muscles can prevent the injury.

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I have been suffering from muscle tears in both my shoulders for the past three to four years. Can I use a targeted drug delivery system to cure this?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been suffering from muscle tears in both my shoulders for the past three to four years. I got my MRI scan, which confirms a shoulder tear. I have tried everything like physiotherapy, acupuncture, exercises, etc., but nothing has worked. One of my doctors advised me to go for a l...  Read Full »

Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Have you had an MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) and a complete clinical assessment of the tear? Which muscle is torn? And what about the gap at the tear site, duration, location, and size? Have you tried out steroid injection, and what has been the response? As far...  Read Full »

I carry heavy bags on my left shoulder, and I have weakness in the left side of my body. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am an 18-year-old male. I have been carrying heavy bags on my left shoulder for the past two years. I have weakness in the left side of my body while working out. Also, the left shoulder seems to appear lower than the right shoulder. I am worried about this. Can this be cured? Kindly gi...  Read Full »

Dr. Anuj Nigam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. The conditions like rotator cuff injury and tendonitis cause weakness in the shoulder muscles and difficulties in day-to-day activities like lifting heavy weights and doing shoulder and arm movements. Both these conditions present simil...  Read Full »

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