Has anyone had a torn rotator cuff

@LaJenna (133)
United States
March 9, 2017 3:23pm CST
I might have one. I was wondering do you always have to have surgery to fix it or can rest do that?
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@dragon54u (31607)
• United States
9 Mar 17
I had one years ago and it's very painful. My doctor discouraged surgery until we tried everything else. He gave me a shot of cortizone which hurt like crazy but it helped the pain. I had my arm in a sling for a couple of weeks, was careful with it, and it got better on its own.
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@LaJenna (133)
• United States
9 Mar 17
I have a fear of those types of shots. My doctor and therapist want me to try the shot but too scared. I know I must be a baby. I just have a phobia about them, but thank you for commenting
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@PatZAnthony (12342)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
9 Mar 17
Two people we know have had a torn rotator cuff. It depends on the damage. If you wait and things are better, you will know that your body healed. If it continues to be an issue, you may have to resort to surgery.
@LaJenna (133)
• United States
9 Mar 17
Thank you Pat Z Anthony Your comment helped me feel better.
@PatZAnthony (12342)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
9 Mar 17
@LaJenna It seems to us that surgery is sometimes suggested too quickly. Maybe a physician with a 'wait and see' opinion would be good?
@LaJenna (133)
• United States
9 Mar 17
@PatZAnthny Thank you Pat Z Anthony for that helpful information. Made me feel I have hope not to have surgery
@OneOfMany (12406)
• United States
9 Mar 17
As any injury, it depends how bad it is. My cousin just had surgery on hers because her arm was actually coming out of her socket if she moved wrong. Apparently it could take her a long time to heal too.
@LaJenna (133)
• United States
9 Mar 17
Yes I hope it just needs to heal through physical therapy. Thank you for commenting
@OneOfMany (12406)
• United States
9 Mar 17
@LaJenna Good luck with that! I'm currently trying to heal a blood clot. Nasty little things!
@much2say (38744)
• United States
9 Mar 17
I might have one too - on the right side! I'm trying to do strengthening exercises . . . it helps but the pain has not gone away entirely. I am avoiding surgery all I can. My friend had the surgery and it did not help her, she says.
@LaJenna (133)
• United States
9 Mar 17
I hope we can both avoid it much2say and thanks for commenting. God bless us both not to need surgery
@much2say (38744)
• United States
10 Mar 17
@LaJenna For me, moving it - doing weights and stretches is helping far more than resting it. I hope your's gets better soon too!
@RubyHawk (21699)
• Atlanta, Georgia
9 Mar 17
I'm not sure but my brother in law had to have surgery. Maybe everyone doesn't have to.
@LaJenna (133)
• United States
9 Mar 17
Thank you Ruby hawk! I am happy you are back and hope you are feeling well. I have been gone myself due to having whiplash and therapy
@MALUSE (37990)
• Germany
9 Mar 17
I have no idea what that is. Can you explain, please?
@LaJenna (133)
• United States
9 Mar 17
I am as confused as you are. I fell then all of a sudden I heard I could have torn my rotator cuff. I did not fall that hard. It made a loud sound when I fell but not that bad. We shall see! Thanks for commenting