How do I know if I have damaged my rotator cuff?
The most common symptoms of a rotator cuff tear include:
- Pain at rest and at night, particularly if lying on the affected shoulder.
- Pain when lifting and lowering your arm or with specific movements.
- Weakness when lifting or rotating your arm.
- Crepitus or crackling sensation when moving your shoulder in certain positions.
How long does it take for a torn rotator cuff to heal without surgery?
Most rotator cuff surgery recovery times can last anywhere from 4 to 12 weeks. On the other hand, a stem cell treatment recovery time lasts around 1 to 2 days before patients can get back to work.
Where is rotator cuff pain located?
Sharp or aching pain and swelling from a rotator cuff tendinitis or tear are usually located over the front or lateral part of the shoulder and upper arm.
What is the best treatment for rotator cuff injury?
Chronic Rotator Cuff Tear
Pain control usually is the goal of treatment. This can be accomplished with rest and acetaminophen (Tylenol), ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), or naproxen (Aleve). Physical therapy and range-of-motion exercises may be helpful with a goal of maintaining shoulder function and strength.