Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties

194 Doctors Online
Doctor Image
MD
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

I will be looking into your question and guiding you through the process. Please write your question below.

How can muscle tear in the shoulder be treated?

Answered by
Dr.
Dr. Praveen Tayal

Orthopaedic Surgeon

Practicing since :1994

Answered : 11335 Questions

default
Posted on Thu, 26 Apr 2018 in Bones, Muscles and Joints
Question: I recently hurt my right shoulder. I'm experiencing pain while doing some movements.
While I try to fold my hand backwards i'm not able to completely reach the neck.
Recently visited a Ortho doc and i was told there is muscle tear which would take weeks heal. I'm not very much convinced with the treatment i'm taking now. Could you please guide me in this.
doctor
Answered by Dr. Praveen Tayal 30 minutes later
Brief Answer:
MRI scan is needed.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for posting your query.
Pain during the complete movement of the shoulder after an injury is suggestive of a muscular tear or a rotator cuff tear. This can be confirmed only after a direct examination and an MRI scan.
You have been prescribed a pain killer and a local analgesic gel. The main treatment of the tear is rest and avoid all the painful movements and overhead activities and let the tear heal on its own.
An oral muscle relaxant may be needed in case the pain is not controlled with the pain killer. You can get an MRI scan done and consult an orthopedician for specific treatment.
I hope this answers your query.
In case you have additional questions or doubts, you can forward them to me, and I shall be glad to help you out.
Wishing you good health.
Regards.
Dr. Praveen Tayal.
For future query, you can directly approach me through my profile URL http://bit.ly/Dr-Praveen-Tayal

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Nagamani Ng
doctor
premium_optimized

The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Lab Tests
Medical Topics

Recent questions on  Muscle relaxant

doctor1 MD

after a knee replacement my friend is in severe pain - oxycodone/acetaminophen 10/325mlg & Carisoprodol (Soma) 350mlg is not touching the pain. She is in FL her dr. is away - can she double the oxy? She is a larger size & maybe the dosage is not enough. She will call the dr when he returns but for now????

doctor1 MD

I had bladder surgery on Tuesday. I am a 44 year old female weighing 250 pounds, am confined to a wheelchair and my ms has been spiralling downward throughout the summer. After surgery, when the anesthesiologist removed the breathing tube, I began having severe chest spasms and breathing problems. He said that if he could not get them under control, they would have to keep me in the hospital. They were able to give me muscle relaxers and valium by IV which worked, after giving me pills which did not work. Early this afternoon, I began wheezing, and it has gradually gotten worse. What could be going on?

doctor1 MD

is it okay to take cyclobenzaprine 10 mg for muscle spasms aong with soma 350 mg for same and tramadol 50 mg for pain from knee arthroscopic surgery?? he wants to take it at night so he can sleep, he pulled a muscle while preparing for his procedure yesterday. thank you.

doctor1 MD

I have been diagnosed with spondylothesis of the L5 and S1 region. I have had an mri and x-rays for my back. I had an epidural injection(2) in Nov in my back which seemed to help the pain going down my legs for a couple of weeks. Unfortunately I...

doctor1 MD

I am suffering fron acidity and insomnia from last 12 years. i have taken many antacids and musle relaxants treatments. I am doing daily execise, nad taking diet care also. but problem is arising often .please suggest me where can I get cure for my problem

doctor1 MD

Since yesterday, I have a sharp pain in my right leg at the knee, and above, and the right buttock. It s sharp, stabbing pain in the knee and buttock. Nothing seems to help it (e.g. Ibuprofen , changing position (standing, sitting, laying,...

doctor1 MD

I have had pretty sharp pain under my left shoulder blade for the past three days. I was thinking a pulled muscle but I am wondering if it could be something else. It seems to be a little high to be an organ but I am not sure. It is at the bottom...