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To Diane R re rotator cuff tear

Posted by Sandra Z on 2/16/99 at 00:00 (004876)

PT can do wonders for a rotator cuff tear--I have a huge tear in my right shoulder (confirmed by MRI), and at times it used to be so painful I literally couldn't lift my arm out of my lap--my shoulder was frozen with pain. I tried anti-inflam drugs and had cortisone injected into my shoulder, but the pain kept coming back. Then I went to PT and learned some simple exercises with a huge stretch band, and my shoulder has NEVER frozen again. If it starts to ache, I just do more of the exercises and the pain subsides. I can even play golf if I do my exercises. I still can't shoot basketballs or wallpaper or swim, but those are really the only limits. Please try PT for your tear!

Do others out there with plantar fasciitis also have torn rotator cuffs? My doctor says I'm just unlucky, that the two conditions (and the back surgery I had to have 2 years ago for a ruptured disk!) are unrelated, but I wonder if something stuctural isn't wrong....I'm 38, normal weight, otherwise healthy! Doesn't seem fair, does it, to have multiple problems like this? But the surgery fixed my back, and the PT keeps the shoulder working, so if I can just cure this heel thing I'll be in good shape! Good luck to you, and keep in touch!


Re: To Diane R re rotator cuff tear

ossatron on 2/17/99 at 00:00 (004885)

Our canadian customer is treating partially torn rotators with very good results as well as plantar fasciitis. The histology is quite similar.. I would call drs Gordon or Galea to discuss. (orthotripsy.com or 888-274-6610)

On a further note, we shall be posting our preliminary double blind FDA study results to this site as soon as they have been forwarded to the FDA for the sites perusal. Good luck.


Re: To Diane R re rotator cuff tear

bj on 2/17/99 at 00:00 (004880)

I also have had both PF and rotator cuff tear. Lots of PT and icing is the answer. I still get occasional pain - but it is controlable with the exercises. Don't give up. Interesting to find others have both of these problems.

Re: To Diane R re rotator cuff tear

ossatron on 2/17/99 at 00:00 (004885)

Our canadian customer is treating partially torn rotators with very good results as well as plantar fasciitis. The histology is quite similar.. I would call drs Gordon or Galea to discuss. (orthotripsy.com or 888-274-6610)

On a further note, we shall be posting our preliminary double blind FDA study results to this site as soon as they have been forwarded to the FDA for the sites perusal. Good luck.