I'm wrapping up my 3rd week of PT, 2x/week, for what's probably rotator cuff tendinosis (NOT tendinitis as previously thought). The PT also suspects a partial tear of the RC. I have not had an MRI; the doctor said he will order one if there is no improvement after 12 PT sessions. PT consists of several different exercises including gentle stretches and using a resistance band. This facility places an emphasis on sports-injury recovery using the latest techniques, and I am confident in their knowledge and skills.
This question is for those of you who had RC tendinosis and found recovery through PT exercises:
How long did it take before you noticed significant improvement? It's going on 3 weeks and there is not much improvement, maybe 5-10%. Riding my bike did NOT hurt prior to PT, but it hurts now after about 20 miles; the PT thinks the exercises may have opened a can of worms but he did not discourage me from riding.
In the first week of PT, the therapist said I should feel 50% better after 2 weeks. He and the techs are perplexed over why my shoulder/arm don't feel better by now. I am seriously considering getting an MRI before the end of the year while my insurance deductible has already been met.