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I had a shoulder mri and have a question just like this

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hi i had a shoulder mri and have a question just like this person on this webpage i have "low grade bursal surface tear of the supraspinatus and undersurface fraying of the infraspinatus" and i am wondering what this is exactly..
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Customer: i have had a lot of shoulder pain and clicking/joint sounds for about 10 months. i got X-rays and got many other tests. and have been doing PT for the entire time. i just got my MRI results.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.

Hi there,
This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.
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Supraspinatus and infraspinatus are two muscles of the rotator cuff --the major muscle group of the shoulder.

You have low grade tear meaning minor tear of the overlying tendon membrane.

There is no full thickness tear of the tendon.

Hence you can be managed conservatively.

Steroid injection in the joint can be tried to reduce the inflammation with continuation of PT for 6 more weeks.

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