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Question by  indu1955 (8)

What is the treatment for torn rotator cuffs?


Answer by  vicki46 (63)

You should rest the affected shoulder, trying wearing a sling. You can try heat of cold theraphy, just besure to remove after 30 minutes. Anti-inflammatory medications can be helpful. Exercise can improve your uses. Cortisone shots will work sometimes. Your final choice may be surgical repair


Answer by  MedStudent01 (1131)

Main treatment is conservative; rest, ice, elevation, and compression. Avoid movements that aggravate rotator cuff tears. Physical therapy may be performed after an initial period of rest. Tears refractory to conservative treatment may be candidates for surgical repair.


Answer by  mpg (62)

Torn rotator cuffs are initially treated with rest, an ice compress, and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs to reduce inflammation and control the pain. After, physical rehabilitation should be done to restore the rotator cuffs' range of motion and strength. If there is no improvement, surgery can be done.


Answer by  laura7373 (409)

Usually the only treatment for torn totator cuff is surgery but you can do certain excersises but you need to be careful because you can make it worse. rest your arm too that helps


Answer by  primatefreak (1616)

If the tear is minor, tratment can be done at home. Rest your shoulder. apply ice and no heavy lifting. If tear is more severe, ice packs (Do not use heat). Physical therapy and specific exercises are used. Lastly, surgery to repair muscles and/or tendons.


Answer by  rnovikoffgmailcom (1722)

In the case of someone tearing their rotator cuff surgery is going to have to be the option. They will have to go into your shoulder and reconnect your labrum or whatever it actually torn in it. The reocvery time will be hefty but it has to be done because this is a serious injury.


Answer by  Latin4 (11170)

Chiropractor can give you a cortesone shot to relieve pain. You can also take hot showers and move your hand up the wall like a spider for an exercise.


Answer by  Alisa (903)

Usually time can only heal this one. Although there are several ways a doctor and patient can handle a torn rotator cuff. Massage therapy, surgery, and physically therapy are the most common. You will have to find out how severe your problem is and decide which options fit the situation.


Answer by  Jessie124 (1885)

The same as for any tendon injuries. Ibuprofen will help with the swelling, and make sure you don't do any lifting or straining. Apply ice the first day or two, then heat pads. If it doesn't clear up after five days, make sure you visit your doctor.


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Answer by  heather88 (1897)

You would need to ask your doctor that question, they would know the answer. That is what they are there for. Have it looked at, so the doctor can tell you the best treatment for it.

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