Rotator Cuff Disorders (cont.)
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What Increases Your Risk
Things that may increase the risk of rotator cuff disorders include:
As the rotator cuff and the shoulder weaken, the risk for a partial or complete tear increases.
When To Call a Doctor
Call your doctor immediately if you have an injury to your shoulder and:
Call your doctor if:
Watchful waiting is a period of time during which you and your doctor observe your symptoms or condition without using medical treatment. A watchful waiting period may vary from a few days to weeks or possibly months. Watchful waiting is not appropriate if:
Who to see
Health professionals who can diagnose and manage rotator cuff disorders include:
For treatment, you may be referred to a specialist, such as:
To prepare for your appointment, see the topic Making the Most of Your Appointment.
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