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Rotator Cuff Tears: Physical Therapy vs. Surgery, Is There A Difference?

The Rotator Cuff and Shoulder Girdle

By Megan Morgan, DPT

A recent study that was conducted in Finland determined that Physical Therapy alone for non-traumatic rotator cuff tears (supraspinatus) results in… 400 more words

Rotator Cuff Physical Therapy

Recovering from Rotator Cuff Surgery: chapter one

It has been quite some time since my last post, and I have a new topic to blog about — two weeks ago I had a torn rotator cuff repaired. 881 more words

For Nurses

What I have learned

Last year when I made my decision to have my left shoulder operated on, I assumed that it would go pretty much like my right shoulder surgery. 415 more words

Rotator Cuff Surgery Recovery

Not what I wanted to hear

Today I had my January appointment with my surgeon. As usual, he had me raise my arm as high as I could get it up (to my side and out in front), and then he took hold of it and forced it up until I winced in pain. 190 more words

Rotator Cuff Surgery Recovery

Marking time

“Marking time” is a military term that means to march in place, and thereby, not go anywhere. I have been going to therapy twice a week for three weeks now, but haven’t made any real progress. 286 more words

Rotator Cuff Surgery Recovery

Hurricanes and Rotator Cuff Surgery

Rotator cuff surgery and hurricanes are somewhat alike. The initial surgery is like the front side of the hurricane with the initial torment of pain. Then, there is the… 301 more words

Making some progress

Today is Saturday, September 5th. It has been 10 days since my surgery. Some things are improving.

One of my major problems was what to do about pain management. 395 more words