Torn Rotator Cuff

I have seen many torn Rotator Cuffs heal up without the need for surgery with Homeopathy.

Working alone, my husband started to install new sheet rock onto two-bedroom ceilings. This project involved using his left shoulder to lift and elevate one end of the sheet rock up while he nailed it into the ceiling. Two days later, his left shoulder started hurting. He thought it was from overuse of his arms in lifting up and holding the sheet rock in place. He told me his left shoulder pain was worse when he moved his arm. I had him take the Homeopathic Remedies Arnica Montana and Bryonia Alba. He had Arnica 1m and Bryonia 1m in a Remedy Solution Bottle and took it several times a day with 10 succussions. The next day, he told me he was able to move his arm a little more before his left shoulder started to hurt.

A few days later, his left shoulder was feeling stiff in the morning when he woke up. He stated his shoulder felt better after taking a shower (better heat). I started him on the Homeopathic Remedies Arnica Montana 1m and Rhus Toxicodendron 1m in a Remedy Solution Bottle with 10 succussions three times a day for the stiffness he was feeling from overuse of his left arm and shoulder. My husband’s arm and shoulder continued to improve and he was able to move his left shoulder and arm for the most part pain free. He only needed to take Arnica 1m and Bryonia 1m 1-2 times a day and the Arnica 1m and Rhus Toxicodendron two times day for the stiffness. I told him to continue taking these Homeopathic Remedies until he longer had pain and stiffness.

Three weeks after stopping the Arnica, Bryonia and Rhus Toxicodendron he felt pain in his shoulder when he reached for something in the back seat while sitting in the front car seat. I told him, I think you have a torn Rotator Cuff. Your shoulder should be completely healed up by now. His Chiropractor confirmed he had a torn Rotator Cuff. I selected the Homeopathic Remedy Calendula 30c to be taken once a day in a Remedy Solution Bottle with 10 succussions. Calendula will heal up the torn tendon in the shoulder that make up the Rotator Cuff.

What is a Torn Rotator Cuff?

The Rotator Cuff is a set of four muscles and their corresponding tendons that connects the muscles around your shoulder joint to the top of your arm. The muscles and tendons that make up the Rotator Cuff holds your shoulder in its joint and allows you to lift and move your arm. A Rotator Cuff tear occurs when your tendon pulls away from your arm bone creating a rip or hole in your tendon. The tear can come from overuse (i.e., sports or job), an injury (i.e., broken collar bone or dislocated shoulder) or with age causing a degenerative tear, especially from a bone spur rubbing on the tendon. A torn Rotator Cuff can cause shoulder pain and make it difficult for you to raise and move your arm. Your tendon may slightly tear away from the arm bone, what’s called a Partial tear. Or you can have a complete tear where your tendon completely separates from your bone. I always tell my clients if the tear is less than 50%, Calendula will heal it up. I recommend to my clients when the Rotator Cuff is 50% or more torn then surgery is appropriate to repair the tendon.

Symptoms of Torn Rotator Cuff

When you have a torn Rotator Cuff you will experience pain in your shoulder. Though you can have a torn Rotator Cuff and not even know it, because you don’t have any symptoms.

  • Pain (i.e., dull, sharp or stabbing) making it difficult to move your arm up, down or rotate it
  • Arm and shoulder weakness in moving your arm or lifting objects
  • Have a popping, clicking or crackling sound when moves your arm in certain positions


Selecting a Homeopathic Remedy for Your Torn Rotator Cuff

In most cases, when you have a torn Rotator Cuff your arm is painful when you move your arm in certain

positions, such as when reaching for an object from the top cabinet or when reaching to the back seat in your car. When addressing a torn Rotator Cuff with Homeopathy, you want to first select the 30c or 200c Homeopathic Remedy for the kind of pain you are exhibiting, before you start Calendula 30c to heal up the tear. This is because you want to decrease the pain you are experiencing to help give some degree of relief from the pain. You will take the selected pain Remedy throughout the day when the symptoms become more intense.

Common Homeopathic Remedies for Pain from a Torn Rotator Cuff

  • Arnica Montana – Selected for trauma to the tendon and as an anti-inflammation
  • Belladonna – Throbbing pain from a torn Rotator Cuff
  • Bryonia Alba – Your symptoms are worse from movement
  • Ferrum Metallicum – The pain causing it difficult to raise the arm, especially left arm/shoulder
  • Hypericum – Shooting pain from the Rotator Cuff tear
  • Rhus Toxicodendron – Your pain/stiffness feels better with continued movement, heat, massage
  • Sanguinaria – Selected for pain that is worse at night, raising arm and turning arm, especially right arm/shoulder


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About the Author: Virangini Cindy

Virangini Cindy Rounsaville, C. Hom., is a homeopathic health consultant and educator who has been involved with homeopathy since the early 1980's. She has studied the field extensively with internationally known homeopath and author Dr. Robin Murphy, N.D., among others. She began teaching and consulting in 1983 and, along with her late father Louis Dion, C. Hom. began a homeopathic study group in Hunterdon County, NJ to help people learn and use homeopathy in their daily lives. Virangini Cindy works closely with medical doctors, chiropractors, and other homeopathic and holistic practitioners. She has incorporated Rasavidya Medical Astrology (different than regular astrology) into her practice as well. Having practiced QiGong since the 1980's, she uses medical QiGong poses alongside the medical astrology to help individuals with life issues and chakra balancing.