OrthoGeorgia Orthopaedic Surgeon, Zaneb Yaseen, MD, Discusses Rotator Cuff Tears

Sports Medicine Videos | May 9, 2022

What are the Causes and Symptoms of Rotator Cuff Tears?

I am Dr. Zaneb Yaseen. I am a fellowship trained sports orthopedic surgeon with OrthoGeorgia. I’m here to talk about rotator cuff tears. Rotator cuff tears are very common. They can happen from overuse injuries or from traumatic events, such as a fall. Often people have pain sleeping on the shoulder, raising the shoulder up, reaching back behind – simple things.

How are Rotator Cuff Tears Treated?

It’s okay to treat this initially with some ice or heat, anti-inflammatories, or topical agents. If it’s still as progressive and lasts, it’s worth trying some simple exercises or stretches at home. If that doesn’t take the symptoms away and you’re struggling or you can’t raise the arm up, it’s worth seeing an orthopedic surgeon, such as a shoulder or sports fellowship trained specialist at OrthoGeorgia. We often recommend physical therapy and anti-inflammatories, or possibly an MRI, and we can help take care of you at OrthoGeorgia.

About Dr. Yaseen

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Dr. Zaneb Yaseen is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon with an additional certification in sports medicine. She works with patients at our Warner Robins office and has a particular interest in arthroscopy of the knee, shoulder, and hip, as well as joint replacement of the shoulder and knee. Dr. Yaseen has been an assistant team physician for a number of collegial and professional sports teams and enjoys taking care of athletes at all levels. She is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy Association of North America, and the Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society. 

Personalized Orthopaedic Care in Central Georgia

At OrthoGeorgia, we proudly provide comprehensive and personalized orthopaedic care services to both athletes and non-athletes alike. We have spent years developing general and sub-speciality orthopaedic services and recruiting talented and dedicated surgeons from the top training programs in the country. We are proud to offer care for a wide range of orthopaedic injuries and conditions, along with orthopaedic services such as a Surgery Center, Orthopaedic Urgent Care, Physical and Occupational Therapy, Diagnostic Center, DME/Casting, Workers’ Compensation, a pharmacy, and a Bone Health Clinic. We provide care in Macon (Building A or our Macon Spine and Orthopaedic Center), Warner Robins, Kathleen, Milledgeville, Dublin, and Hawkinsville and we want to help you get back to doing what you love. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, please contact us today! 

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Personalized Orthopaedic Care in Central Georgia

At OrthoGeorgia, we want to help you live a healthier and more comfortable life by giving those in Macon, Warner Robins, Kathleen, Milledgeville, Dublin, Hawkinsville, and the surrounding areas convenient access to the highest quality care. Whether you have been suffering from a sports injury or a common orthopaedic condition, we will determine the cause of your discomfort and craft a personalized treatment plan to bring you relief. To learn more about our services and our physicians, or to schedule an appointment at OrthoGeorgia, please contact us today.

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