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Total tear rotator cuff

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  • Posted By: jerryd
  • November 5, 2008
  • 01:44 AM

jerrydavis107@gmail.com I have been dianosged with a torn rotator cuff with the normal systems of pain in shoulder and back and spasms at night. In addition I am having pain in my right chest (same side as rotator cuff) and shortness of breath. Could these also be symtems of the same problem? I have had all kind of tests for heart and lungs which have been negative. Can you help?

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  • Jerryd,Hopefully your conditions has already recovered. If it has not... A complete rotator cuff tear usually will not cause shortness of breath or pain in your chest. These symptoms are definitely worth checking with your G.P. which it sounds you have done - for conditions such as lung or heart issues. These symptoms can certainly also come from your mid back. 2 relatively common conditions in particular can cause such symptoms:1) A thoracic costovertebral joint sprain (sprain of the joint between your ribs and your spine).2) A thoracic disc bulge. If you are still experiencing issues, i would recommend you see a physiotherapist who can determine if these possible causes are a likely cause of your symptoms and who can effectively treat these conditions. Hope that helps and good luck,PhysioAdvisor
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