MRI’s and the diagnosis process:

Tears and bursitis:

Firstly, the evidence is clear that no obvious causative link exists between rotator cuff tears, both full thickness and partial thickness, and shoulder pain symptoms. This has been borne out by multiple studies:

In one study, of 212 asymptomatic individuals, MRI confirmed a complete rupture of the supraspinatus tendon in 90% of patients. All patients reported no functional deficits (Schibany 2004).

In Sher et al’s (1995) study, the...


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