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Anyone had a torn rotator cuff?

May 27, 2018 6:43 AM

Hey y’all! Sorry I haven’t been very active in here lately. I was wondering if anyone had ever had a torn rotator cuff?
I was in a minor care accident about 6 years ago and had whiplash and some sore muscles in my shoulder. However the shoulder pain came and went ever since. I’ve been to numerous doctors and even urgent care. Have always been told it’s muscle related and hand a referral to physical therapy and some muscle relaxers. Now my current dr took a look at it and said he is 99% sure I have a torn rotator cuff. The pain sucks during the day but is horrendous at night. I literally will cry myself to sleep or just wont sleep. Ordered an MRI but my insurance is requiring X-rays first. (Which won’t show the rotator cuff.) So I have to jump through hoops first.
Was curious as to if anyone here has ever had this injury?

May 27, 2018 11:59 AM

I've had a torn rotator cuff. Very very painful. Physical therapy helped. I didn't have to shell out for the MTV because the ortho doc said it was typical pain and referred me right away.
Hope you get help soon.

May 29, 2018 1:09 AM

I tore my rotator cuff and actually ripped all of the tendons and some of the muscles in my back. My shoulder has been operated on twice because the pain never stopped. I had better pain control with physical therapy. I know several people(that had rotator repair and the magority of them wish they never had the surgery because they are still in pain. Have you tried physical therapy in a heated pool?

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