Rotator Cuff Injury Doctor Questions & Answers
Do you have a rotator cuff injury? We can provide diagnosis and treatment here at Back Pain & Sciatica Center of Texas. Connect with us today to learn more. We serve patients from Conroe TX, Montgomery TX, Panorama Village TX, Willis TX and Lake Conroe Park TX.
If you have or suspect you have a rotator cuff injury, you may be experiencing a dull ache in your shoulder that may worsen with movement, but symptom management and therapy can help you get back to your regular activities. To help you understand the condition a bit better and how we can help with it, we’d like to provide a bit of a Q&A on rotator cuff injuries, so here are some of the common questions were asked about them here at Back Pain & Sciatica Center of Texas!
What causes rotator cuff injury?
A: Rotator cuff injury or disease may be caused by a significant injury to the shoulder or progressive degeneration (wear and tear) of the tendon tissue. It’s common for activities like heavy lifting to irritate or damage the tendon. Repeated activities can contribute to or complicate the condition. There are some factors that can affect how likely it is a person will get a rotator cuff injury, like older age, work in construction, and family history.
How long does it take for a rotator cuff to heal?
A: You definitely should see a doctor if you suspect or have a rotator cuff injury. If you have immediate weakness in your arm after an injury, you should see a doctor about it. We can help a great deal here at Back Pain & Sciatica Center of Texas, as our doctors are professional pain management doctors and integrative medicine doctors.
It’s important to see a doctor soon because if a rotator cuff injury isn’t treated soon, it can lead to permanent loss of motion or weakness and may eventually result in the progressive degeneration of the shoulder joint. Also, keeping your shoulder immobilized for a long period can cause frozen shoulders. With proper, professional treatment, though, those issues can be avoided and the injury can heal effectively and quickly. It can and usually will take a number of weeks or months for a rotator cuff injury to heal.
How important is rehabilitation in the treatment of a rotator cuff tear or injury?
A: Sometimes all that’s needed for treatment of a rotator cuff injury is rest, icing, and physical therapy. In other cases, surgery may be necessary (like a shoulder replacement), but in other cases still, more conservative treatments can work very well. Here at Back Pain & Sciatica Center of Texas, we provide conservative treatments like:
- Therapy – Physical rehabilitation therapy to help restore flexibility and strength is very important and often necessary in the treatment of a rotator cuff tear or other injury
- Injections – Steroid injections for pain relief
- Medication – For pain relief; prescription medication can be provided
- Regenerative medicine – Since 2017, our clinic has used regenerative medicine for shoulder pain and rotator cuff problems
At our clinic, we want to help you avoid surgery, so we offer the noninvasive or minimally invasive procedures we’ve mentioned above. To learn more about them and how we can help you here at Back Pain & Sciatica Center of Texas, connect with our clinic.
How can I contact your clinic about my rotator cuff injury?
You can call Back Pain & Sciatica Center of Texas at (936) 215-6918. We’ll happily tell you more over the phone or in a consultation at our clinic. You’ll find us over at 3401 W Davis St Suite A-2, Conroe, TX 77304. Connect with our clinic today or book a consultation with us online if you believe you need our assistance here at Back Pain & Sciatica Center of Texas! We can almost certainly help you.
We hope you found the Q&A helpful, and we also hope to hear from you soon!