I have a rotator cuff tear and full biceps tear in my right shoulder/arm. I have also just been diagnosed with a full thickness tear in my left shoulder/arm. Probably due to over use because I am right handed and have been using my left arm more. I have to see the Orthapaedic Consultant again when I get an apoointment. My problem is I am alergic to codeine or any codeine based tablets,. I am limited to the amount of Ibuprofen I can take because I am on anticoagulants and I am taking maximum dose of paracetemol. I go to physio and also use gel and hot packs to help the pain. Has anyone else got same problem with taking painkillers.