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Injured shoulder. A sensation still persists. Is it rotar cuff injury?

Last year I reached behind the front passenger seat to the back seat and hurt my right shoulder in the process! I felt a twang sensation and since then my shoulder has given me varying degrees of pain. Now, my right shoulder is very painful in certain positions and much,much worse at night when I am trying to sleep. i cannot remember the last full night s sleep I had due to the pain. Do you think it might be a rotar cuff injury? I am female, 55 and quite fit.
Asked On : Sat, 11 Aug 2012
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
yes the symptom are very suggestive of rotator cuff tendinosis or tear . age 55 , night pain and pain on moving shoulder and restriction of certain movements of shoulder . when a doctor evaluates you clinically he can make out weather tendon is just inflamed or torn . if he is in doubt you may be asked to get ultrasound or MR evaluation of the cuff .if only tendinosis will need to undergo rehabilitation only but if torn will need to repair and once healed will need rehabilitation .
please dont waste time get examined by a shoulder surgeon and start therapy .
cuff tear can become irrepairable soon often within six to seven months .
Answered: Sun, 12 Aug 2012
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