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Old 12-24-2004, 01:44 PM   #1
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rotator cuff tendinitis - ouch

I was recently diagnosed with rotator cuff tendinitis on the left side. I was wondering how long it will take til I get some pain relief. The Dr. showed me some exercises to do at home and I'm taking anti-inflammatories. Any advice? Thanks.

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Re: rotator cuff tendinitis - ouch

I would say it will be maybe a week or two before you get some noticeable relief at least. If it doesn't start getting better or the pain is worse with gentle exercises and ice as well as medications then you need an MRI to rule out that you don't have a torn Rotator which is VERY painful if it hasn't been done yet.

Try to limit the usage of the arm in the terms of lifting things or even swinging open heavy doors but you do want to keep it moving so that it doesn't freeze up.

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I had bursitis in my shoulder (the right rotator cuff). For me a cortisone shot (which was a very rough shot) worked wonders. It took about 2-3 weeks for the pain to disappear but at least I am not in the discomfort/agony I was in, before.

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Re: rotator cuff tendinitis - ouch

To Johnfrum - when you were diagnosed - was your pain in the part of your arm "between" your shoulder and elbow? And how did they diagnose that it was that instead of them trying to say it was just burcitis? Thanks

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Re: rotator cuff tendinitis - ouch

I had bicep tendinitis and I could not move my arm at all for the pain. The way my doctor new what it was by getting to move me arm in certain ways. If one movement was painful then it was something, if a different movement was painful then it was something else. But try and keep your shoulder moving by doing those exercises that your doctor gave you. I didn't and it started to freeze up and that was more pain for then the tendinitis.

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