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A rotator cuff tear is a subset of sprained shoulders.

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Give the shoulder a rest, alternate with ice and heat. Strengthening the muscle around the rotator cuff will relieve the load of movement. Low level laser has also been shown to be effective. Treatment of injured shoulder rotator cuff: If injury is less than 72 hours then local cold pack and Aleve or Advil by mouth. If one can not raise the arm fully then may need to see an orthopedist. Initial treatment is physicl therapy- i.e. to move arm and shoulder to fullest ability and strenghthen the muscles. If Physical therapy does not cure and one can not move arm then a surgery to repair the torn rotator cuff is advised. This may not be a DIY project. What I've done with tremendous success is using a mixture of sheep dip, orange tang, and Vick's vapor rub. The high acidity of the tang mixed with the mentholate and dung has a mysterious pain relieving effect. It has not been medically proven, but over 90% of people who try this process report astounding results. Answer: Rotator Cuff injuries are very common injuries and can persist for years unless treatment is properly addressed. Anyone who has had one will tell you that they are incredibly painful and very hard to heal. The rotator cuff is used to describe four muscle groups in the shoulder area. This muscle group helps to stabilize the joint in the shoulder when the upper arm moves. Once one or more of the rotator cuff muscles are injured it becomes very difficult to recover 100%. It is almost impossible to keep from re-straining the muscles because even in a sling our shoulder can still move. It's just not possible to stop everything and rest the injury properly. Everyone has demands that make them keep going and in the process we prevent the rotator cuff from healing. What ends up happening is we continually reinjure the shoulder through our daily activities. Treatments: Ultrasound and/or Radiant Energy treatments dramatically increase the blood flow and reduce inflammation constant motion is what keeps the blood flowing through that area Cold compression wraps are highly effective at both reducing inflammation and preventing its return in between therapeutic treatments.


If your dog can walk, its probably just sprained.


The sprained area may be swollen and red; it will often be painful and not move properly.


It tends to hurt when you walk.


Rotator Cuff ProblemsThe rotator cuff is a group of muscles and tendons that attach to the bones of the shoulder joint, allowing the shoulder to move and keeping it stable.Rotator cuff tendinitis refers to irritation of these tendons and inflammation of the bursa (a normally smooth layer) lining these tendons.A rotator cuff tear occurs when one of the tendons is torn from overuse or injury.Relieving the PainDrugs like ibuprofen and naproxen will help reduce swelling and pain. If you are taking these medicines every day, make sure that you tell your health care provider so that they can monitor your general health.Ice packs applied to the shoulder 20 minutes at a time, 3 - 4 times a day, can help when your shoulder is painful.Using Your ShoulderLearning how to take care of your shoulders to avoid placing extra stress on them can help you heal from an injury and avoid re-injury.Your position and posture during the day and night can help relieve some of your shoulder pain:When sleeping, lay either on your back or side that is not painful. Resting your painful shoulder on a couple of pillows may help.When sitting, use good posture. This means keeping your head over your shoulder and your shoulders back, a towel or pillow behind your lower back, your feet either flat on the floor or up on a foot stool.A few other tips for taking care of your shoulder include:Avoid carrying a backpack or purse over just one shoulder.Avoid working with your arms above shoulder level for very long. If needed, use a foot stool or ladder.Lift and carry objects close to your body. Try not to lift heavy loads away from your body.Take regular breaks for any activity you are doing over and over again.When reaching for something with your arm, your thumb should be pointing up.Consider making some changes around your home so it is easier for you to take care of yourself. Store everyday items you use in places you can reach easily. Keep things with you that you use a lot, like your phone.Physical Therapy and ExercisesYour surgeon will refer you to a physical therapist to learn exercises for your shoulder.You'll probably start with passive exercises. These are exercises the therapist will do with your arm. They help get the full movement back in your shoulder.After that you will do exercises the therapist teaches you. These will help increase the strength in your shoulder and the muscles around your shoulder.Returning to SportsOver all, it is best to avoid sports activity until you have no pain during rest or any activity. Also, when examined by your doctor or physical therapist, you should have:Full strength in the muscles around your shoulder jointGood range of motion of your shoulder blade and upper spineNo pain during certain physical exam tests that are meant to provoke pain in someone who still has rotator cuff problemsNo abnormal movement of your shoulder joint and shoulder bladeWhile you may feel impatient and want to push the timeframe of your recovery, you should think about a few points. If you return to sports too soon, the way you use your shoulder and your elbow, spine, and hip will be different. Your risk of injury to any of these areas increases.Returning to any demanding sport should be gradual and not at full force in the beginning. Ask your physical therapist about the proper technique you should use when doing your sports activity.ReferencesIII FA, Fehringer EV, Lippitt SB, Wirth MA, Rockwood Jr. CA. Rotator cuff. In: Rockwood CA Jr, Matsen FA III, Wirth MA, Lippitt SB, eds. The Shoulder. 4th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2009:chap 17.Greiwe RM, Ahmad CS. Management of the throwing shoulder: cuff, labrum and internal impingement. Orthop Clin North Am. 2010 Jul;41(3):309-23.Reviewed ByReview Date: 07/06/2011C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Assistant Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.


they limp and if you put pressure on it they will squeal.


Only time will tell. I think the Undertaker will be back at some point. Most people need to realize that his body is breaking down from all of the years of pro wrestling. He has knee, back, hip, and shoulder injuries that are not going away. He had major rotator cuff surgury a little less than a year ago. I think he will return for Wrestlemania 28 and it could be his last match ever.


If you sprained a joint in your leg the cardinal signs of inflammation will be present around the joint. Those are redness, swelling, heat, pain, and loss of function.


if you sprained your elbow then you would have some of the following symptoms: not able to move elbow, hurts when you stretch out your arm. did you take a blow to the elbow, or fall on your outstretched arm if so then it would most likely be badly sprained or broken


Tell your coach wrap it around with some type of good padding


It is impossible to tell if the leg is broken or just sprained without having an x-ray done. Take the dog to the veterinarian and have the leg x-rayed.


it depends on how much it hurts tell the doctor and he will tell you yes or no according to the pain. Never lie to the doctor!


Most of the time you can't tell; a visit to the doctor is necessary. If it is an open fracture, then it would be obvious.


you can tell yo have a torn ligament because it hurts !!!!


When it is broken it commonly takes a weird shape, and the person cannot move their hand without screaming and yelling in pain. However, if it is sprained it will hurt for a while, but you can still move, and -for some things- use it. I hope I helped! ;)


The only way you can tell if you have sprained an ankle is to go to the emergency room and see a doctor. I would stay off the injured ankle until you find out the results.


1 month at most. Ask your local vet to see the cat and they will tell you.



The cat won't walk on it and it will probably whine, but only a vet can make that distinction. If you like your cat, let a vet tell you.


There is no difference. A sprained ankle can also be known as an ankle sprain, twisted ankle, rolled ankle, ankle ligament injury, or ankle injury. It's when one or more ligaments are torn or partially torn where they are connected to your ankle bone.


You will experience discomfort in your shoulder and neck area. You will be unable to lift your arm. And also your shoulder line will be quite deformed.


When a guy puts his arm around your shoulder, it most likely means he likes you. If you do not like him, you should tell him about it.


DefinitionShoulder arthroscopy is surgery that uses a tiny camera called an arthroscope to examine or repair the tissues inside or around your shoulder joint. The arthroscope is inserted through a small incision (cut) in your skin.Alternative NamesSLAP repair; Acromioplasty; Bankart; Shoulder repair; Shoulder surgeryDescriptionThe rotator cuff is a group of muscles and tendons that cover your shoulder joint. These muscles and tendons hold your arm in your ball and socket shoulder joint, and they help you move your shoulder in different directions. The tendons in the rotator cuff can tear when they are overused or injured.Most people receive general anesthesia before this surgery. This means you will be unconscious and unable to feel pain. Or, you may have regional anesthesia. Your arm and shoulder area will be numbed so that you do not feel any pain in this area. If you receive regional anesthesia, you will also be given medicine to make you very sleepy during the operation.First, your surgeon will examine your shoulder with the arthroscope. Your surgeon will:Insert the arthroscope into your shoulder through a small incision. The arthroscope is connected to a video monitor in the operating room.Inspect all the tissues of your shoulder joint and the area above the joint -- the cartilage, bones, tendons, and ligaments.Repair any damaged tissues. To do this, your surgeon will make 1 to 3 more small incisions and insert other instruments through them. A tear in a muscle, tendon, or cartilage will be fixed. Damaged tissue may need to be removed.Your surgeon may do one or more of these procedures during your surgery:Rotator cuff repair: The edges of the muscles are brought together. The tendon is attached to the bone with sutures. Small rivets (called suture anchors) are often used to help attach the tendon to the bone. The anchors can be made of metal or plastic. They do not need to be removed after surgery.Surgery for impingement syndrome: Damaged or inflamed tissue is cleaned out in the area above the shoulder joint itself. Your surgeon may also cut a specific ligament, called the coracoacromial ligament, and shave off the under part of a bone. This under part of the bone is called the acromion.Surgery for shoulder instability: If you have a torn labrum, the rim of the shoulder joint that is made out of cartilage, your surgeon will repair it. Ligaments that attach to this area will also be repaired. The Bankart lesion is a tear on the labrum in the lower part of the shoulder joint. A SLAP lesion involves the labrum and the ligament on the top part of the shoulder joint.At the end of the surgery using the arthroscope, your incisions will be closed with stitches and covered with a dressing (bandage). Most surgeons take pictures from the video monitor during the procedure to show you what they found and what repairs they made.Your surgeon may need to do open surgery if there is a lot of damage. Open surgery means you will have a large incision so that the surgeon can get directly to your bones and tissues. Open surgery is a more complicated surgery.Why the Procedure Is PerformedArthroscopy may be recommended for these shoulder problems:A torn or damaged cartilage ring (labrum) or ligamentsShoulder instability, where the shoulder joint is loose and slides around too much or becomes dislocated (slips out of the ball and socket joint)A torn or damaged biceps tendonA torn rotator cuffA bone spur or inflammation around the rotator cuffInflammation or damaged lining of the joint. Often this is caused by an illness, such as rheumatoid arthritis.Arthritis of the end of the clavicle (collarbone)Loose tissue need to be removedShoulder impingement syndrome, to make more room for the shoulder to move aroundRisksRisks for any anesthesia are:Allergic reactions to medicinesBreathing problemsThe risks for any surgery are:BleedingInfectionBlood clotRisks of shoulder arthroscopy are:Shoulder stiffnessFailure of the surgery to relieve symptomsFailure of the repair to healWeakness of the shoulderInjury to a blood vessel or nerveBefore the ProcedureAlways tell your doctor or nurse what drugs you are taking, even drugs, supplements, or herbs you bought without a prescription.During the 2 weeks before your surgery:Two weeks before surgery you may be asked to stop taking drugs that make it harder for your blood to clot. These include aspirin, ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), naproxen (Naprosyn, Aleve), and other drugs.Ask your doctor which drugs you should still take on the day of your surgery.If you have diabetes, heart disease, or other medical conditions, your surgeon will ask you to see your doctor who treats you for these conditions.Tell your doctor if you have been drinking a lot of alcohol, more than 1 or 2 drinks a day.If you smoke, try to stop. Ask your doctor or nurse for help. Smoking can slow down wound and bone healing.Always let your doctor know about any cold, flu, fever, herpes breakout, or other illness you may have before your surgery.On the day of your surgery:You will usually be asked not to drink or eat anything for 6 to 12 hours before the procedure.Take your drugs your doctor told you to take with a small sip of water.Your doctor or nurse will tell you when to arrive at the hospital.After the ProcedureRecovery can take anywhere from 1 to 6 months. You will probably have to wear a sling for the first week. If you had a lot of repair done, you may have to wear the sling longer.You may take medicine to control your pain.When you can return to work or play sports will depend on what your surgery involved. It can range from 1 week to several months.For many procedures, especially if a repair is performed, physical therapy may help you regain motion and strength in your shoulder. The length of therapy will depend on the repair that was done.Outlook (Prognosis)Arthroscopy is an alternative to "open" surgery that completely exposes the shoulder joint. Arthroscopy results in less pain and stiffness, fewer complications, shorter (if any) hospital stays, and faster recovery sometimes.If you had repair done, your body still needs time to heal after arthroscopic surgery, just as you would need time to recover from open surgery. Because of this, your recovery time may still be long.Surgery to fix a cartilage tear is usually done to make the shoulder more stable. Many people recover fully, and their shoulder stays stable. But some people may still have shoulder instability after arthroscopic repair.Using arthroscopy for rotator cuff repairs or tendonitis usually relieves the pain, but you may not regain all of your strength.ReferencesPhillips BB. Recurrent dislocations. In: Canale ST, Beatty JH, eds. Campbell's Operative Orthopaedics. 11th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Mosby Elsevier; 2007:chap 45.Phillips BB. Arthroscopy of the upper extremity. In: Canale ST, Beatty JH, eds. Campbell's Operative Orthopaedics. 11th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Mosby Elsevier; 2007:chap 49.


When it comes to workman's compensation, you can not tell what amount a person will end up being paid. Once the person has completed the medical treatment, they will then end up going to court. The court date is to decide how much of a disability the incident has caused the person. If the person has a full recovery they will not get as much as the person who can no longer do the things they would need to do on a daily basis.


you simply tell her the truth. think about why you like her and tell her. or if you cant think of anything off the cuff, then tell her " cuz ur my babe and ur the most awesome babe ever" or something along that line



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