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rotar cuff tear and bicept separation


I fell off of a stool and tore three muscles of the rotar cuff.
Surgery repair was not possible.
I also dislocated the bicept. surgery was done and surgeon cut bicept in half and left to reattach it self.
It is now 13 weeks past surgery and I have been going to PT with little improvement but still lots of pain. Any suggestions.


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  2. I have all the symtoms of a rotar cuff tear from grabbing on to a bannister when losing my step on the stairs. It showed considerable signs of healing, but most recently it wakes me up in the evening when I attempt to sleep on that side. It does not seem to improve beyond this point. I have been using ice to reduce inflamation and Celebrex. It is only painful with a few reaching motions otherwise does not interfere with any work activities such as yard work. What exercises can I employ to promote further healing? Any other suggestions?

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