You have signs of damage to the nerves or blood vessels,
such as numbness; tingling; a "pins-and-needles" sensation below the injury; or
pale, cold, or bluish skin.
Call your doctor if:
You have had a shoulder problem in the past and you have
Your shoulder pain or stiffness is getting worse.
Home treatment is not helping.
Watchful waiting is a period of time during
which you and your doctor observe your symptoms or condition
without using medical treatment. A watchful waiting period may vary from a few
days to weeks or possibly months. Watchful waiting is not appropriate
Pain in your shoulder is
Your shoulder is deformed.
You have loss of feeling in the shoulder.
The skin around your shoulder is pale, cold, or bluish.
Who to see
Health professionals who can diagnose and manage
rotator cuff disorders include:
Primary care health professionals who are
familiar with shoulder injuries. These include: