Shoulder Injury

Topic Title: Shoulder Injury
Created On: 12/16/2010 09:33 AM

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 12/13/2014 03:10 PM

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I suggest you to consult your orthopedic surgeon, may be he will suggest you the shoulder surgery.

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 10/14/2012 10:57 AM

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This is a new topic and I don't know how to start one so I am replying to this one. I injured my shoulder on July 28, 2012 and tried some physcial therapy on my own until October. My injury occurred while reaching out behind me to keep a pull cart from tumbling over while catching a ride up a hill on the back of a cart. Originally, I thought it was a deltoid strain. I golfed again on August 12 but had very little control of my shoulder and had subsequent pain in my elbow and shoulder during my follow through. I heard about the A.R.T. technique from an ironman competitor. She said that it wokred for her and many other competitors, so I am seeing a chiropractor and he is doing A.R.T (Active Release Technique) on my right shoulder. I had a labral tear and surgery on my left shoulder in 2011, so was afraid it was a labral tear. My chiropractor has all but ruled out a tear of the labrum and said I sustained a significant strain to my supraspinatus. I have had 4 A.R.T treatments thus far and I can tell there's been improvement. He said I'd probably need a few more treatments and then he will rehab me. Has anyone else gone through A.R.T. and what was your experience like?
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 08/21/2012 08:54 AM

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I agree with what swank has to say on these. You need to talk with your surgeon regarding the surgery or opt for an alternate one.
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 05/29/2012 01:27 AM

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I do think that you may need a shoulder joint replacement surgery to get off from pain from a renowned doctor.
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 01/21/2012 11:11 AM

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 12/17/2010 06:43 PM

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It sounds like the MRI has already told you what was wrong with your shoulder. You have tendinitis and a torn labrum. Both of those things will cause pain and the other symptoms you described. Cortisone injections don't always work. I've never had great luck with them. At most maybe a couple weeks relief and that's it.

I'm not sure what you mean by "The Orthopedic". Was that not an orthopedic surgeon? I'm guessing not since they are the experts and would not need to send you to an orthopedic surgeon for further evaluation. So I'm a little confused. At any rate, your choice seems to be wait for the surgeon to return or find another one. The likely outcome, if all else fails, is that they'll suggest arthroscopic surgery to repair the tear and anything else they find in there. Labrum tears don't heal on their own.
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 12/16/2010 09:33 AM

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3 months ago I fell directly on my shoulder. At first I thought it would just just heal on its own. Finally I had had enough and went in to see the doctor. The probelm I was having was my left shoulder would pop and click every once and awile and there would be some pain when I pushed against it while I was trying to lift the arm. Other than that strength was at about 90% and relatively pain free and full range of motion. The Orthopedic examined me and said he wanted me to get an MRI. So I got an MRI and it said I have tendanitis in my rotator cuff and a small tear in my labrum ( but the MRI didn't show how big the tear was) and some arthritus on my cartilage. He said the best option would be to get a cortisone shot and do phiscal therapy to stengthen it and then it should be fine and he said with the cortisone I should be painfree for a few months. He gave me the shot. For a few days the shot did nothing and I still felt the same things as before and the shoulder did the same things. Then on about the 4th day the pain in my shoulder started to get worse and worse and I was also having way way more popping and cracking then ever before and the shoulder it tighter. I mean alot now. everytime I rotate my arm it pops or when i lift it up. also there is pain just sitting still at desk or a chair. It has now been 9 days from the shot and it is still hurting and popping and clicking alot. I called the doctor back and he said he doesn't know what it wrong and he wants me to see the orthosurgen because he may have a better idea, but he is gone for 2.5 weeks for a vacation and there is no one else to see. Does anyone have any idea as to what is going on and why it got much worse after the shot and how I can get rid of the pain. I did nothing with my shoulder that would have maid it worse. I took it very easy and just sit at a desk. please help.
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