Rotator Cuff Tear

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Rotator Cuff Tear

The rotator cuff is a group of muscles and tendons that surround the shoulder joint, providing stability and allowing for a wide range of motion. A rotator cuff tear occurs when one or more of these tendons is torn, causing pain and limiting shoulder movement.

Ways to Prevent it
  • Maintain good posture while sitting and standing
  • Avoid repetitive overhead activities that put strain on the shoulder
  • Incorporate stretching and strengthening exercises into your routine
What causes rotator cuff tear?
  • Overuse or repetitive motions (such as in sports or work activities)
  • Trauma or injury to the shoulder
  • Age-related degeneration or weakening of the tendons
Rotator cuff tear Symptoms
  • Pain in the shoulder, especially when reaching or lifting
  • Weakness in the arm or difficulty lifting objects
  • Limited range of motion or stiffness in the shoulder
  • A popping or clicking sensation in the shoulder
When to See the Doctor
  • If you experience persistent shoulder pain or weakness
  • If you have difficulty using your arm or lifting objects
  • If you hear a popping or clicking sound in your shoulder
Rotator cuff tear treatment
  • Rest and avoiding activities that aggravate the shoulder
  • Physical therapy to improve strength and range of motion
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) to reduce pain and swelling
  • Corticosteroid injections to reduce inflammation and pain
Rotator cuff tear Surgery
  • Arthroscopic surgery can be performed to repair the torn tendon(s)
  • Open surgery is recommended for more complex or severe tears
How Dr. Kunal Patel Can Help

Dr. Kunal Patel is a skilled orthopedic surgeon who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of shoulder injuries and conditions, including rotator cuff tears. He can perform a thorough evaluation to determine the extent of your injury and recommend the most appropriate treatment option for your individual needs. Dr. Patel uses advanced surgical techniques and technology to provide personalized and effective care to his patients, helping them achieve optimal outcomes and regain their shoulder function.