Torn rotator cuff - anyone else ever have this problem?

  1. Dorsi profile image91
    Dorsiposted 5 years ago

    I dislocated my shoulder a couple months back and the ortho Dr. thinks I also tore my rotator cuff. Has anyone else had this problem and how long were you out of work? I went back to my photography job a couple weeks ago but now I having numbness in my hand and fingers. (I have a heavy camera) I am thinking I'm not healed and maybe need some physical therapy or something) I have weakness in my arm too....sigh....

    1. kimhopesmith profile image60
      kimhopesmithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I am sooo sorry for your injury.
      I have had all my bones broken at one time or another (horse training and dirtbikes) and have had the torn rotator cuff also.
      Mine took about 8 weeks to feel anywhere normal, but I did alot of physical therapy.
      For the numbness and weakness, i would go back to the doctor, weakness may be muscle atrophy from not using the arm, numbness could be a pinched nerve or swelling, but I would honestly go back and find out for sure.
      I wish you the best with this.