My ortho wrote script to get an MRI today and on it was written as "dx cuff tendinopathy tear" What does it mean? My shoulder pops everytime consistently when I do an external rotation and when I told him over the phone he told me to ignore that if there was no pain. But I was adamant and took appt; when I went today and when I was able to show him that my shoulder popped consistently he was surprised to see how consistent the pop was and reffered me to an MRI This was my third followup visit. In my first visit, pop was there but not so consistently but off late it is just so conspicuous. I am surprised why do they simply ignore symptoms in people who are not over 40 and just disregard the symptoms. Is this tear reversible or am I done with tennis forever? I went to conservative therapy for 10 weeks with no considerable improvement. I asked doctors explicitly whether I could play or not during my initial visits and they said it should not be a problem. But I am now repenting thinking I shouldnt have played. I have no pain but just the pop. When I did some research, an article said that a tear can still have pop with no pain.