In-depth

Symptoms

Symptom Checker

Foot pain? Headache? Sore throat? Skin rash? Use the Symptom Checker to find out what's causing your symptom.

Tests and diagnosis

MRI

MRI uses a magnetic field and radio waves to create detailed images of the organs and tissues within your body.

Ultrasound

X-ray

Treatments and drugs

Cortisone shots

Find out what to expect during and after your cortisone shot.

June 03, 2015
References
  1. DeLee JC, et al. DeLee & Drez's Orthopaedic Sports Medicine: Principles and Practice. 4th ed. Philadelphia, Pa.: Saunders Elsevier; 2015. http://www.clinicalkey.com. Accessed Dec. 11, 2014.
  2. Frontera WR, et al. Essentials of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation: Musculoskeletal Disorders, Pain, and Rehabilitation. 2nd ed. Philadelphia, Pa.: Saunders Elsevier; 2008. http://www.clinicalkey.com. Accessed Dec. 11, 2014.
  3. Rotator cuff tears. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic.cfm?topic=A00064. Accessed Dec. 11, 2014.
  4. Simons SM, et al. Rotator cuff tendinopathy. http://www.uptodate.com/home. Accessed Dec. 11, 2014.
  5. Firestein GS, et al. Kelley's Textbook of Rheumatology. 9th ed. Philadelphia, Pa.: Saunders Elsevier; 2013. http://www.clinicalkey.com. Accessed Dec. 11, 2014.
  6. Sanchez-Sotelo J (expert opinion). Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn. Jan. 20, 2015.
  7. Canale ST, et al. Campbell's Operative Orthopaedics. 12th ed. Philadelphia, Pa.: Mosby Elsevier; 2013. http://www.clinicalkey.com. Accessed Dec. 12, 2014.
  8. AskMayoExpert. Rotator cuff repair. Rochester, Minn.: Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research; 2014.
  9. Miller HL. Decision Support System. Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn. Nov. 21, 2014.
  10. Hartzler RU, et al. Biomechanical effectiveness of different types of tendon transfers to the shoulder for external rotation. Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery. 2012;21:1370.
  11. Miller HL. Decision Support System. Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn. Jan. 8, 2015.
  12. Pagnano MW (expert opinion). Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn. Jan. 22, 2015.