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Rotator Cuff Tears

About Rotator Cuff Tears

A rotator cuff tear is a common cause of pain and disability among adults. Each year, almost half a million people in the United Kingdom visit their doctors because of a rotator cuff problem. We can help treat Rotator Cuff Tears in Sheffield, Rotherham, Doncaster and Worksop.

A torn rotator cuff will weaken your shoulder. This means that many daily activities, like combing your hair or getting dressed, may become painful and difficult to do.

What are the symptoms of Rotator Cuff Tears?

  • 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

What treatments are available?

If you have a rotator cuff tear and you keep using it despite increasing pain, you may cause further damage. A rotator cuff tear can get larger over time. Early treatment can prevent your symptoms from getting worse. It will also get you back to your normal routine a lot quicker.

Non Surgical Treatments

  • Rest – Your doctor may suggest rest and limiting overhead activities.
  • Activity modification – Avoid activities that cause shoulder pain.
  • Anti-inflammatory medication – Drugs like ibuprofen and naproxen reduce pain and swelling.
  • Strengthening exercises and physical therapy – Specific exercises will restore movement and strengthen your shoulder.

Surgical Treatments

Your doctor may recommend surgery if your pain does not improve with nonsurgical methods. Continued pain is the main indication for surgery. If you are very active and use your arms for overhead work or sports, your doctor may also suggest surgery.

You can book an appointment to treat Rotator Cuff Tears in Sheffield, Rotherham, Doncaster or Worksop. You can also follow us on social media. 

 

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