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Did I tear my rotator cuff? please help?
I injured my shoulder 2 months ago doing decline bench presses. I felt my shoulder give in a bit, like a small popping sensation but no immediate pain whatsoever. However the next week I had pain, not severe and i rested my shoudler.
Its been 2 months since the injury and my shoulder is alot better, but sometimes there is still a bit of pain (on a scale of 1-10, 10 being excruciating, like a 2-3). However, my shoulder still feels like it has very poor range of motion (like 75% of normal) especially with overhead motions. They dont hurt but it feels as if my shoulder locks up after a certain range and I cant really make extend further anymore.

I was wondering if this is a rotator cuff tear because I dont have excruciating pain or trouble sleeping at night. (some of the common symptoms i found online) also, I passed every rotator cuff tear test on webmd (http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/physical-examination-for-rotator-cuff-disorders) except for the touchdown test since i have trouble extending my arm up.

Does this sound like a rotator cuff tear. please dont suggest see a doctor yet as i have no insurance or money and would like to keep that as a last option. i just want to see peoples opinion and what their experience of rotator cuff tear was.

thanks alot
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1711789 tn?1361311607
Hi there!

Well, without a clinical evaluation it would be difficult to say. Rotator cuff tear is a possibility along with injuries to other muscles/ tendons/ ligaments, dislocations, inflammations, neural issues etc. Though I understand this is not the answer you expect, it is best suggested to have this evaluated by an orthopedician or atleast a primary care physician with some orthopedic experience for accurately diagnosing the situation and suggestion of an appropriate management plan.

Take care!
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