entyce66: Can exercises cure my torn rotator cuff?
Manu: Shoulder strengthening exercises will help to strengthen the rotator cuff. Conservative rehabilitation depends on the size of the tear and the condition of the other structures in the joint. Is the labrum intact? Degeneration of the joint? Health of the capsule? If it’s a complete tear, exercises won’t help to heal the tear, but will help strengthen the compensatory muscles. To help the tissue heal faster massage with Ayurvedic Mahanarayan oil to relieve pain, detox and heal the joint, take Kaishore Guggulu as a natural anti-inflammatory, pain and swelling reliever and Ashwagandha to relieve pain and strengthen the muscles and joint.
entyce66: thx…my labrum has a tear and i have a tear in my rotator cuff as well….can surgery be avoided???
Manu: Depends how big the labral tear is and on the size of the rotator cuff tear. Depends on how long you have had this problem, whether your shoulder movement is restricted, how much pain you have and whether you have had Physical Therapy treatment for this. I would get see a good physical therapist and see if you can treat the problem with conservative treatment first. You should know within 8-12 weeks if things are getting better. If no progress, you might have to get surgery.
entyce66: hi sir i have a 6×7 mm full thickness anterior midportion tendon tear and a nondisplaced posterior labral tear…i know this is a stupid question but is there an alternative besides surgery…thank you
Manu: A lot depends on your activity level and age. If you are young and want to stay active and have a full thickness rotator cuff tear with a labral tear you are definitely a good candidate for the surgery. Partly b/c you don’t want do beat up that joint and cause early arthritis of the joint. Having said that, I have seen enough patients who can function even with a complete tear. You can try PT, Acupuncture first. Make sure you see a good orthopedist specializing in shoulders.
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