Non-surgical Options

There are some nonoperative, conservative options to consider for the treatment of a rotator cuff tear or shoulder instability:

Ice Packs

Reduce swelling while resting the arm.

Anti-inflammatory Medications

Decrease swelling in the joint and provide temporary pain relief. Please note, however, that all medications have risks and should be taken only in consultation with your pharmacist and physician.

Physical Therapy

Helps shoulder to regain normal motion and strengthens muscles.

The information listed on this site is for informational and educational purposes and is not meant as medical advice. Every patient's case is unique and each patient should follow his or her doctor's specific instructions. Please discuss nutrition, medication and treatment options with your doctor to make sure you are getting the proper care for your particular situation.