Any treatment short of surgery for this? : LUSENET : Fitness, Exercise, Sports Injury Recovery : One Thread

I have a complete tear (per radiology report) of the supraspinatus tendon. The injury occurred over a period of time playing tennis..the serve and overheads. I have been advised that surgery is the only way to address this and that the area in my rotator cuff will only worsen if I wait more than 6 months to have it done. I am in my mid sixties and in otherwise good health. Is there any alternative to surgery, such as therapy or other nonsurgical approaches? Thanks for considering this question.

-- Bob Gross (, December 25, 1999

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