Re: Surgery needed for torn rotor cuff
I tried stopping activities that were causing pain. I immobilized my shoulder with a sling and iced the shoulder two to three times each day and took ibuprofen
Someone told me that some minor rotator cuff tears can heal without surgery with a good stretching and exercise program. But without knowing how big the tear is or where it is or what you do for a living, I don't have any idea if this will help. For me, I gave it 6 weeks to feel better, then I got a steroid injection, then gave it another two weeks. Eventually the answer became clear: surgery was the only option that would help. Unfortunately, this was not the end of it for me. I needed a second surgery so it's now been 9 months since the initial onset of pain. Hopefully, you will have a MUCH better outcome.
Last edited by eloisekre; 03-25-2012 at 03:33 PM.