How long does it take for a torn rotator cuff to heal without surgery?
Most rotator cuff surgery recovery times can last anywhere from 4 to 12 weeks. On the other hand, a stem cell treatment recovery time lasts around 1 to 2 days before patients can get back to work.
What is the best treatment for rotator cuff injury?
Chronic Rotator Cuff Tear
Pain control usually is the goal of treatment. This can be accomplished with rest and acetaminophen (Tylenol), ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), or naproxen (Aleve). Physical therapy and range-of-motion exercises may be helpful with a goal of maintaining shoulder function and strength.
How do I know if I have damaged my rotator cuff?
The most common symptoms of a rotator cuff tear include:
- Pain at rest and at night, particularly if lying on the affected shoulder.
- Pain when lifting and lowering your arm or with specific movements.
- Weakness when lifting or rotating your arm.
- Crepitus or crackling sensation when moving your shoulder in certain positions.
What happens if you don’t fix a torn rotator cuff?
The tendon damage is too severe: If the rotator cuff tear is very large (a massive rotator cuff tear) and has been present for a long time, there is a chance that surgical repair is not possible. In this situation not only is a rotator cuff tear present, but the shoulder joint has become arthritic.