Do Rotator Cuff Tears Leave You Confused?
Have you been told that you have a torn rotator cuff?
You are not alone. Did you know that rotator cuff conditions are the number one cause of shoulder pain in adults?
Most people who have shoulder pain – even many doctors- guess that shoulder arthritis would be the number one cause of pain.
But rotator cuff bursitis, rotator cuff tears, and rotator cuff tendonitis are a much more common cause of shoulder pain.
In fact last year alone over 270,000 people underwent surgery in the United States for a rotator cuff problem.
If rotator cuff problems are so common, then why can’t you get a straight answer about how to treat a rotator cuff tear?
Your cousin got surgery for her rotator cuff tear.
Your uncle got a shoulder replacement for his.
The guy on TV didn’t need any surgery. It got better on its own.
There are so many options: physical therapy, injections, surgery…the list goes on.
How can there be so many so many options for treatment, so many different personal experiences with rotator cuff problems?
The simple answer is that rotator cuff tears are not simple.
There are big tears, small tears, partial tears, fixable tears, unfixable tears, tears from trauma, degenerative tears.
Each rotator cuff tear is unique.
Each rotator cuff tear requires a tailored approach.
If you have a rotator cuff tear you:
- Can get your motion back
- Can sleep without pain again
- Can stop the pain in its tracks
- Can often heal your shoulder without surgery
But it often takes a thorough and honest evaluation to help you figure out which type of tear your have and which path is the right one for you.
Hi, I’m Dr. DiPaola, I am a shoulder specialist and focus my practice on helping people with shoulder pain. I have examined and treated thousands patients with rotator cuff tears.
I have expertise in treating rotator cuff tears using all modern and reliable method – from custom therapy programs to highly technical surgical repairs.
There are some rotator cuff tears that get better on their own. However, you need guidance from an orthopedic specialist that focuses on the shoulder. You may end up worsening the problem by leaving it alone. Or, getting unnecessary surgery. You deserve to know the answer and a focused consultation will get you the answer. Please give me a call.
At your visit I will personally see you and:
- Listen to your unique needs and goals
- Review your imaging tests
- Perform a physical exam
- Fully explain your options
- Answer your questions
The solution may be simpler than you think.