Repetitive movements involving the shoulder can result in a rotator cuff tear. Such an injury can cause pain and limit your range of motion. If you are experiencing pain in your shoulder, be sure to schedule an appointment with Premier Bone and Joint Centers. One of our our board-certified, fellowship-trained physicians at our Rawlins, Wyoming, satellite location will provide an accurate diagnosis of your condition, assess the severity of your rotator cuff tear, and create a treatment plan that will quickly restore mobility.
Diagnosing Rotator Cuff Tears
Proper diagnosis of a rotator cuff tear begins with a physical examination. One of our orthopedic specialists will assess your current range of movement and muscle strength. Imaging scans may also be used to provide a pin-point diagnosis. This includes an:
- X-ray – Images of the bones can help rule out the possibility of bone spurs.
- MRI – This test provides clear images of soft muscles, which helps identify tears.
Rotator Cuff Tear Treatment
Depending on the severity of your rotator cuff tear, our shoulder specialists may recommend the RICE approach to managing your condition. This treatment method involves:
If your rotator cuff tear doesn’t improve with these non-invasive treatments, surgery may be recommended.
Schedule Your Visit
With Premier Bone and Joint Centers tending to your rotator cuff tear, you’ll experience relief in no time. Reach out today to schedule an appointment at our satellite location in Rawlins, WY.