Rotator cuff syndrome

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What is rotator cuff syndrome?

Rotator cuff syndrome is defined as any kind of damage (impingement, tear) or dysfunction to one of the rotator cuff muscles or tendons of the shoulder.

Common symptoms reported by people with rotator cuff syndrome

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with rotator cuff syndrome

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Advil)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
12
Tried for
rotator cuff syndrome (8) pain (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
8
Tried for
pain (8)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
7
Tried for
pain (7)
Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
7
Tried for
depressed mood (7)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
7
Tried for
pain (7)
Treatment name(s)

(BuTrans Transdermal Patch)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
pain (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
anxious mood (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Naprosyn)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
pain (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Percocet)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
pain (5) rotator cuff syndrome (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Wellbutrin XL)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
depressed mood (3)

Data from patients with rotator cuff syndrome, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with rotator cuff syndrome

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Advil)
Perceived effectiveness
for rotator cuff syndrome (2 evaluations)
Side effects
elevated blood pressure
Total evaluations
6
Tried for
rotator cuff syndrome (8) pain (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (4 evaluations)
Side effects
itchy skin
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
pain (8)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
drug ineffective
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (7)
Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
weight gain
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
depressed mood (7)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (5 evaluations)
Side effects
chronic constipation chronic headache disorder 4 more
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
pain (7)
Treatment name(s)

(BuTrans Transdermal Patch)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (13 evaluations)
Side effects
dizziness with disorientation edema (fluid retention) 5 more
Total evaluations
13
Tried for
pain (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (8 evaluations)
Side effects
bipolar depressive episodes bruxism (teeth grinding) 4 more
Total evaluations
8
Tried for
anxious mood (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Naprosyn)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
bruise easily stomach pain
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
pain (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Percocet)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
tiredness
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (5) rotator cuff syndrome (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Wellbutrin XL)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
depressed mood (3)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with rotator cuff syndrome, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has rotator cuff syndrome on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 6
30s 29
40s 71
50s 154
60s 87
70+ 32
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 6
20-29 years 23
30-39 years 42
40-49 years 63
50-59 years 54
60-69 years 20
70+ years 2

Sex

Distribution of sex

73% Female
27% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 241
Not Diagnosed 20

These charts show data from rotator cuff syndrome patients who have completed their condition history
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