Forums General Partial Tear of Supraspinatus – Rehab Protocol Re: Partial Tear of Supraspinatus – Rehab Protocol

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AvatarChris Hintz

I just had an MRI a few days ago and was told I have a partial tear of my supraspinatus tendon.  I haven’t seen an ortho yet, but was wondering about the reality of surgery vs exercises in terms of total healing.  I injured myself while in school for massage therapy and although it is much better than it was initially, I still have difficulty when I try to do deep tissue massages.  Just want to know the pros and cons of each, with/without surgery.  Also, can anyone give me the approximate “down time” if you do have the surgery?  Thanks