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The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons describes a rotator cuff tear as a tendon tear of the four rotator cuff muscles that stabilize the shoulder. These include the supraspinatus, infraspinatus, subscapularis and ... More »

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Some treatments for a partial tear in the supraspinatus tendon are for the patient to modulate his activity when it involves his shoulder, rest, and gentle exercises and physical therapy to help the shoulder heal, accord... More »

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A rotator cuff tear requires surgery when the shoulder suffers continued pain or weakness despite non-surgical efforts to treat the rotator cuff injury, according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Often, t... More »

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A rotator cuff tear cannot heal without surgery; however, it can be treated nonsurgically to relieve pain and restore strength, according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Nonsurgical treatments include an... More »

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A torn tendon in the shoulder can be repaired and treated nonsurgically by applying cold packs for 20 minutes several times a day and taking anti-inflammatory medications, according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic... More »

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A popping sound at the elbow when the tendon breaks and severe pain are common symptoms of a biceps tendon tear at the elbow, states the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. A common symptom of a biceps tendon tear ... More »

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Symptoms of an anterior labral tear include loss of strength, decreased range of motion, pain with overhead activities and daily activities, and a sense of instability in the shoulder, states the American Academy of Orth... More »

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