Asked in Muscular SystemRotator Cuff
How do you know if you tore your rotator cuff?
November 08, 2007 6:47AM
The best way of course is with an MRI,but at around $800...it's not done initially unless you are a pro football player I guess.
The mechanism of injury ..how you hurt it is important. how old you are >45 y.o have more tears than 20 y.o.
Stretch your arms out to your side with thumbs pointing down,and bring your arms in about 30 degrees,now have someone push down on your wrist,and you try and resist..if you have pain and or weakness you could have a tear. Also if you are having limited range of motion of your shoulder.
You can try ice advil etc..for a few wks .if not better go see a doctor.