Natural Remedies for Torn Rotator Cuffs

| Modified on Jan 08, 2023
Posted by Alexa (Toronto) on 07/03/2020


Thank you for another fantastic article and story! I recently strained the ligament in my thumb by hyperextending it during exercise and it's been very painful. After reading your article, I promptly sprayed some magnesium oil on the whole thumb area. It warmed up, especially at the place of injury, and was very soothing. I had forgotten about this remedy! Thank you for the reminder!

Many blessings to you and yours in California,


Magnesium Oil Q&A
Posted by Paul (Canada) on 07/03/2020

I don't know if I'd risk it, there may be other chemicals in there and/or the mag chloride may be non-human consumption grade.

Magnesium Oil Q&A
Posted by Art (California) on 07/12/2020 2072 posts


They may be reluctant to recommend their product for oral use because they have no control over exact dosing in this liquid form of magnesium chloride or some other reason, but magnesium chloride is available in capsules and is used in the magnesium product Slow Mag among many others. Here is a link showing many mag chloride supplements in capsule or pill form :,aps,216&ref=nb_sb_ss_i_4_18

While magnesium chloride is very well absorbed, it can cause diarrhea.

Lastly, given the taste of MO, I would definitely prefer to take mag chloride orally via capsules or pills rather than as liquid mag chloride in the form of MO. This avoids the bad taste issue and should give much more accurate dosing over MO.


Apple Cider Vinegar, Bone Broth
Posted by sumner (sewickley, pa.) on 01/07/2023

As someone who was always athletic what surprised me most about my bad shoulders was how simple things like getting a night's sleep or my robe from my closet were so impacted. A good night's sleep seemed impossible. I would roll over and it seemed there was a broken off piece in one shoulder that would catch suddenly and the pain would be enormous. My shoulders seemed loose and broken, like an old, old car with hundreds of miles on the ball joints.

On a financial site I read an article on bone broth. After a time, my favorite recipe emerged, drumsticks with the all important apple cider vinegar, an Earth Clinic favorite. The ACV dissolves the cartilage from each end of the drumstick and eventually the bone itself.

This is the all-important elixir that allows for the correct rebuilding of the damaged parts and, in my case, the dissolving and replacing of the broken off piece. I wore out one crockpot and replaced it. It stayed on for over a year. I only cleaned it when the old bone fragments in the bottom became too deep to allow room for new chicken legs. Yes it might be viewed as somewhat monotonous drinking so much bone broth but with the right spices and nutritional yeast added for a cheesy flavor, I always relished drinking it, and today, at 64 my shoulders feel as they did when I was young. No longer do feel broken down or old. I love my workouts and weight training again. The old proverb has been proven true, "bone broth will raise the dead". Today I am headed of over 30 things that were all 5,10, or 15 year problems.

Magnesium Oil Q&A
Posted by Art (California) on 07/04/2020 2072 posts


Same magnesium chloride, but purity is possibly not the best for human use and consumption, If the manufacturers know that their product is going to end up on the streets, how sanitary do they have to keep their manufacturing process? Probably not quite as sanitary as what is used for human use.

Magnesium chloride can be taken orally also and is well absorbed, but the taste is a little rough unless you get it in capsule form.


Magnesium Oil Q&A
Posted by Dennis (Sw, Missouri) on 07/11/2020

I hope I'm doing this correctly, this is for Art.

I have a bottle of Ancient Minerals magnesium oil.

We take mo internally and externally, but wasn't sure about taking the Ancient Minerals, so I called them. They said no to taking ANY internally. It's just purified water and magnesium, from what I've read.

Still a newby with this, and with an inquisitive mind, why not?

I also have 25 pounds of flakes, so no worries if I can't use the AM. So can one use the AM internally or not?

Much gratitude for any and all answers.


Magnesium Oil
Posted by Little Wing (Boston) on 09/21/2013

Instead of MSM for your shoulder issues, I highly recommend and praise to the sky MAGNESIUM OIL. Try it, rub on every night, see if you see a difference within a week or so. It can be drying and make your skin itchy, so I usually follow up after about 20 minutes with coconut oil, which can also help with joint and muscle issues.

Magnesium Oil Q&A
Posted by Lauren (Usa) on 07/03/2020

Hi Art,

Could you please tell me if magnesium chloride oil, is the same as the de-icing mag chloride for icy roads? Whats the difference molecular wise?

Thank you,


Posted by Anng (Houston, Texas) on 06/09/2013

I took bromelain weeks before and weeks after rotator cuff surgery and although very painful, I healed quickly and now have full range of motion unlike most rotator cuff surgery patients I know. I have developed trigger thumb and after reading this, I plan to get back to taking the bromelain.

Posted by Linda (New Haven, Ct, United States) on 04/29/2013

Joyce, regarding your shoulder issue, both my husband and myself have rotator cuff issues. We have had very good results with turmeric powder. We take 1 teaspoon 2 or 3 times a day. We either mix it with a glass of milk or scramble it into our eggs. Add a dash of black pepper and some fat (we use coconut oil or butter) for better absorption.

We both noticed improvement starting on the 3rd day or so. It's marvelous!