Understanding MRI results

Patient

Q: I'm trying to understand the relsults of my MRI for my shoulder more. My dr said there is mild fraying of the posterior labrum and infraspinatus tendinosis. It fraying the same as a tare?

Symptoms:  Pain in shoulder
Doctor

A:   Thank you for writing to us.

Fraying is similar to a tear if not the same. Fraying may indicate a mild degree meaning that not as many of the fibers are torn as in a complete tear or a severe tear.

You can usually treat this with:
Rest to the area
Icing for 15 mins every hour
Compression of the shoulder with a Crepe bandage
Elevate the shoulder while sleeping to reduce swelling
Use Paracetamol/Ibuprofen
Massage and stretching

If the pain does not reduce after 3 days, please see a Doctor.

Related Q&A

Q: Lower bak pain and generall shoulder pain

Q: I been having constant neck and head pain for almost 7 months now. Woke up one day with terrible headache and stiffed...

Q: I have been having pain in my neck and shoulder for the past 6 weeks after a work accident and all scans have shown n...

Q: I've had multiple shoulder issues, including my latest MRI showing thickening and bursitis. I also now have straighte...

Q: I had an arthroscopic bankart repair on my shoulder in March 2015 with 2 anchors inserted. Within 4 months it was app...

 
DOCTOR ADVISORY BOARD
218

Dr. James Obaji M.D.

  • 247 Reviews
  • Family Physician
173

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

  • 190 Reviews
  • Family Physician
138

Dr. Pat Golden M.D.

  • 169 Reviews
  • Cardiologist
98

Dr. Kunaal Jindal M.D.

  • 112 Reviews
  • Plastic Surgeon
CNN
BBC
MSNBC
CBS
abcNews
FoxNews