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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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After an accident, I injured my AC joint. Does it need surgery?

Query: Hi doctor, Five months ago, I was in a UTV accident, and I landed on my right shoulder. I never saw a doctor as I am busy and just brushed it off, although the pain has never gone away completely. I am a swimmer, and it has gotten much worse throughout the season to the point it hurts while I am res...  Read Full »

Dr. Sharoff Lokesh Mohan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I thoroughly read your query and understand your concern. Yes, I think it can be a minor injury to the rotator cuff. Mostly, you will require an MRI (magnetic resonance imaging). I do not think surgery will be required. I suggest the following tablets: Tablet Ibuprof...  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 similar s...  Read Full »

Can I use a targeted drug delivery system to cure muscle tear?

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 »

Does my MRI suggest for rotator cuff tear?

Query: Hi doctor, I have pain in my shoulder and cannot move easily. I also have numbness in my fingers and pain in my elbow. Will the MRI view suggest for rotator cuff tear? Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Shoyab

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thanks for addressing your queries to us. What I see on your MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) is some high signal in the rotator interval. This is a combination of some ligaments that bind the arm to the shoulder (and others are intact). So this high signal represent...  Read Full »

Can I recover after surgery from a rotator cuff tear in the right shoulder?

Query: Hi doctor,I had rotator cuff surgery before eight months. The repaired shoulder hurts more than before surgery, and I have lost about 30% range of motion. Now, the doctor has told me that it is a frozen shoulder. Also, I was informed that my right shoulder rotator cuff is fully torn and he has sched...  Read Full »

Dr. Sharoff Lokesh Mohan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to According to me, the shoulder never gets back 100 percent movement. But, 90 % is possible if the surgery is done perfectly. The pain after the surgery is aggravated due to stretching of physiotherapy. Yes, working normally will be possible, and you will be able to w...  Read Full »

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