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My injury happened about 5 weeks ago. Prior to the injury I had no problems with my shoulders. The MRI was conducted on 04/09/2013.
Additional information showed by the MRI:
History: rotator cuff tear
Rotator Cuff: There is high signal in the supraspinatus and infraspinatus tendons with focal high signal identified in the anterior supraspinatus which could represent a rim-rent. An oblique interstitial tear is also identified in the anterior infraspinatus.
Glenohumeral Joint: NEGATIVE. The bicep tendons are normal. The biceps labral anchor is intact. The labrum is unremarkable. The humeral head cartilage is normal. There is no hill-Sachs deformity.
Caracoacromial Arch: There is moderate degenerative change of the AC joint with akeel spur on the undersurface of the distal clavicle. There is high signal identified deep to the coracoid close to the expected position of the rotator interval which could represent synovitis. A small amount of fluid is seen in the subcoracoid bursa.
Soft Tissues: NEGATIVE. The spinoglenoid notch and quadrilateral space have a normal appearance.
I assume that the partial tear of both the supra- and infraspinatus tendons would heal with therapy. How long does it take to heal and would I be able to do moderate weight lifting (bench press) after both tendons have been healed? What about the subchondral cyst? Do I have to worry about this cyst? Now I remember that about 30 years ago I hurt my both shoulders playing softball. After that episode I noticed I couldn't pitch a ball because my shoulder was going to hurt. What type of excercise should I do to strengthen the four main tendons that support the shoulder?