Rotator Cuff Tear

The rotator cuff includes a group of muscles and tendons that surround the shoulder joint. It maintains the upper arm within the socket of the shoulder. Rotator cuff injuries are common in painters and carpenters. Physical therapy and stretching exercises help to reduce pain and increase the strength of the shoulder joint.

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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 »

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