Repairing Your Rotator Cuff: A Guide to Recovery

A rotator cuff injury can be unbearable, to say the least. If you’re struggling with pain and discomfort in your shoulder, it’s possible you’ve developed this type of injury. But, have no fear! There are options when it comes to repairing your rotator cuff. Whether you prefer non-surgical approaches or surgery, the experts at POSMC can help guide you through the process. In this article, we’ll walk you through the ins and outs of rotator cuff injuries and answer some commonly asked questions.

What is a rotator cuff injury?
A rotator cuff injury is an injury to the tendons or muscles in your shoulder joint that allows your arm to move and rotate. The rotator cuff works to stabilize your shoulder and help with mobility. If you’ve injured the rotator cuff, the result can range from a minor strain to a complete tear.

What are the types of repair options?
There are two ways to repair a rotator cuff injury, surgical and non-surgical. Non-surgical treatment can include physical therapy, anti-inflammatory medications, and steroid injections. Surgical treatment, on the other hand, includes arthroscopic repair, which is minimally invasive and involves small incisions. Open surgery is another option, and it involves a larger incision to repair the injury.

What is the recovery process like?
The recovery process varies depending on the type of treatment you receive. If you undergo non-surgical treatment, your recovery process could involve physical therapy, rest, or a change in your daily routine to avoid aggravating the injury. For surgical treatment, the recovery process could involve physical therapy and rest, with the added step of ensuring you complete all prescribed exercises to build back strength in the shoulder joint.

How can POSMC help?
At POSMC, our goal is to help you get back to your daily routine as quickly and effectively as possible. Our team of experts specializes in rotator cuff repair and can help you choose the best treatment option for your injury. We’ll guide you through the recovery process with personalized care, including physical therapy and rehabilitation.

If you’re experiencing shoulder pain or discomfort and suspect a rotator cuff injury, seek professional help. The experts at POSMC can guide you through every step of your journey to recovery. From surgery to physical therapy, we’re here to help you get back to your daily routine pain-free. Call us today to schedule a consultation and take the first step towards recovery.

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POSMC is a full-service medical facility specializing in the evaluation and treatment of orthopedic injuries. The practice is led by a group of 12 board-certified and fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeons and a physical medicine and rehabilitation physician. Contact us today!

Dr. Randal L. Troop

Shoulder, Knee and Sports Medicine
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Shoulder, Elbow and Upper extremity
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General Orthopedics, Shoulder, Knee and Sports Medicine
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Shoulder, Elbow, Hand and Wrist
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