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)

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

(Zoloft)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
depressed mood (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Ibuprofen Prescription)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
rotator cuff syndrome (2) pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Knee brace)
Type
Equipment
How many have tried
3
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(BuTrans patch)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Cannabidiol CBD oil)
Type
Other
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Celexa)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
anxious mood (1) depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Mobility scooter)
Type
Equipment
How many have tried
2
Tried for
fatigue (2)

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)

(Norco)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (4 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
pain (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
weight gain
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
depressed mood (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Ibuprofen Prescription)
Perceived effectiveness
for rotator cuff syndrome (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
rotator cuff syndrome (2) pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Knee brace)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(BuTrans patch)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (13 evaluations)
Side effects
dizziness with disorientation fluid retention (edema) 4 more
Total evaluations
13
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Cannabidiol CBD oil)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Celexa)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anxious mood (1) depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
drowsiness
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Mobility scooter)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
fatigue (2)
  • 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?

  • 0 new patients joined this month
  • 90 say rotator cuff syndrome is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 3
30s 35
40s 67
50s 156
60s 134
70+ 52
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 7
20-29 years 22
30-39 years 46
40-49 years 68
50-59 years 57
60-69 years 24
70+ years 2

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 125
Female 321

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 279
Not Diagnosed 20

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