Snapping Scapula

Topic Title: Snapping Scapula
Created On: 07/16/2007 04:39 PM

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 07/16/2007 04:39 PM

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From article Snapping Scapula About 5 yrs ago I had a high speed fall from a horse where I broke my right wrist, my left collar bone (clavical) seperated my left shoulder, cracked my top left rib and kinked my neck (C5) pretty bad. It took nearly a year for everything to heal well - but my left shoulder / scapula has never been the same. I have had 2 MRI's (one with iodine injections), some inflamation / numbing shots, and 2 bouts of physical therapy - even changed out my matress. Extended periods off of work outs doesn't seem to help either. The MRI's determined that I have a number of minor conditions (bursa, acromion spur, numerous micro tears in 2 tendons and the rotator cuff) as well as snapping scapula with a bone spur on the under side of the scapula... a life sentence on anti-inflamatories since nothing was deemed "operable". although the process is painful, I find that working out (both tradional weight lifting and PT exercises) seems to help it a bit - particularly getting the surrounding muscles in shape. My question is this, would using hormones / steriods help or aggravate these conditions? I am 40+ - so I am not interested in any serious body building, but I wonder if adding some strong muscle mass would alliviate some of the discomfort.
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