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Shoulder Problems

Also known as Rotator Cuff Injury

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  • Wendmcg Wendmcg

    Dressing up an arm sling!

    Hi folks. I’ll probably still need to wear my sling around Christmas ( and possibly also holiday abroad ). I’ve been looking on line for fashion/ bling slings and can only find one company that makes these. They’re in USA and though the slings are gorgeous - they cost around £30-£40. Does...

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  • 6 Weeks Post Op

    My problems began in July when I heard a rip in my right shoulder while bench pressing 225 pounds.  After suffering for 2 months, an MRI confirmed a full thickness supraspinatus tear.  Between the time of my MRI and my surgery I managed to damage the tendon even more.  I will be at 6 weeks...

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  • Anna

    3 months out from total shoulder replacement. Doing PT and daily exercises at home. Was doing better and PT few days ago was very painful. Since then having hard time moving shoulder without pain. Pain also keeping me up at night. Worried at PT something got torn or damaged. Just wonder if anyone else...

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  • Rotator cuff injury advice

    Hi So back in July I woke one more to what felt like a pulled muscle in my upper arm. I put it down to maybe sleeping funny and assumed it would get better in time. Anyway it didn’t, the pain gradually got worse I couldn’t lift my arm above my head, so things like washing and brushing my hair became...

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  • Tendinous Reconstructions

    Just wanted to know if anybody had any experiences with drilled holes (bone tunnels) in either their clavicle or acromion and grafts inserted inside them held in place with some type of anchor (ie. interference screw).  Were they painful at the bone, stiff, lax?  Whatever you can share would...

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  • Torn Tendon. Whether to operate or not!

    18 months ago I was in intense agony after a bad fall. I was referred by my doctor to have a scan which showed a total rupture of the Super Epinauex Tendon in my shoulder. The break was one and a half cmts at that time. I saw an Orthopedic surgeon in Bordeaux who told me that he could either operate...

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  • Sudden Bicep pain after rotator cuff and bicep repair

    I am 6 weeks post rotator cuff/SAD/bicep tenodesis. Everything was going normal until today at 6 weeks when I was allowed to remove my sling. I slept fine and woke up with no pain. I got up, happily removed sling, went to bathroom, pulled up my pants and went to adjust pants by slightly reaching behind...

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  • Clavicle surgical plate discomfort

    OK so its been two years since my op to fix my fractured displaced clavicle. Its only recently over the last couple weeks I've been getting some really uncomfortable shooting pains around the original break site. Also its starting to irritate even with loose clothing. (On what i think is a unrelated...

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  • Got shoulder surgery 18 months ago still feels weak?

    Hi I got keyhole surgery on my left shoulder 18 months ago and I still have very little strength in it. Has anyone ever heard of this? I done my physio he was happy with my progression, but 18 months later it still feels bad I get shooting pains through it sometimes I got the surgery over a constant...

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  • Dressing up an arm sling!

    Hi folks. I’ll probably still need to wear my sling around Christmas ( and possibly also holiday abroad ). I’ve been looking on line for fashion/ bling slings and can only find one company that makes these. They’re in USA and though the slings are gorgeous - they cost around £30-£40. Does...

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  • Fractured neck of humerus - tips/ inspiration please

    I fell 4 days ago and instantly knew I’d done some damage! I have a fractured neck of humerus and am in a sling with OP appointment next Tuesday. I cannot believe the pain!! I thought I had a good threshold but am literally in tears . Despite Naproxen and Tramadol ( this is someone who doesnt “do” painkillers!)...

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  • 5 months post surgery activity question

    I'm a little over 5 months and still having pain.   I am a crafter, so I am always doing something.  You wouldn't think scrapping, card making would hurt your shoulder but it does, quite a bit.   Is this too soon to actually use my shoulder?  I'm pretty frustrated with...

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  • Ruptured biceps tendon 10 year old injury

    Is it too late to have a biceps tenodisis performed after about 10 years.  I have a supraspinatus tendon tear and was wondering while the tear was being repaired if the end of the biceps tendon is viable enough for the tenodisis? Thanks in advance for any advice

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  • Frozen shoulder at 18?

    Hi,  I am a 18 year old female who was just diagnosed with frozen shoulder. How did I get this so young? Is my doctor even correct? Last winter I fell on my shoulder while snowboarding. The doctors didn’t see a tear and just told me I sprained it. After doing 4 months of PT I could finally move...

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  • Shoulder, Arm, Neck, and Back Pain

    I'm 16 years old, the last time that I've been to the doctor was last month. On Thursday, October 26th, I woke up and stretched one of my arms (my left arm) and it started hurting really bad. The thing was that I didn't even pull my arm that hard and the pain should not have been that bad....

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  • My story 7 months post op labral tear repair...RETEAR :(

    So you ask why I am writing this. I feel that I would like to get my story out there, to share my experience so that others are not caught off guard like I was. Just so you understand where I’m coming from. I am 35 yrs. old and have never been sick like this ever in my life. I always considered myself...

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  • Suprascapular nerve block?

    I have keyhole surgery for a tear to the rotator cuff  Unfortunately my Surgeon was unable to repair the tear as it was very frayed.  He did a bursectomy ASD I think it is called and really cleaned all the joint up.  There was a lot of inflammation in the joint.   Unfortunately...

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  • Shoulder Pain for over 4 years in both shoulders

    Hello everyone, This is my first post on this forum.  Unfortunately, like all of you, I have found myself in a position of having shoulder pain for far too long.  I am going to post a brief history here so I don't bore everyone. Right shoulder- 3-4 dislocations that happened between 2005-2006. ...

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  • Frozen Shoulder... ARRRRR!!

    Hi, I am a 53 year old woman. I am in stage two from Frozen Shoulder, also known as adhesive capsulitis. The pain and sleepless nights are becoming unbearable. I have tried almost everything from physio, to acupuncture, two cortizone shots, to laser therapy to chiropractor visits.  I am diligent...

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  • Having issues after shoulder surgery.

    Hi. I had rotator repair in July. I was doing good until three weeks when something popped and I went into excruciating pain. None of the pain medicine would even help. I called the Dr and was told to go to the emergency room. Of course the emergency room couldn't help. I went to the Drs office...

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  • Rotator cuff surgery--Still can't reach behind my back

    Just checking with other rotator-cuff surgery patients.  I am female and prior to the surgery I could unhook my bra from behind.  Most women I know do this as well.  I know it seems like a small thing, but I am more than three months in and still can't reach behind my back with the...

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  • Subacromial Impingement before and after Distal Clavicle Resection

    Anyone have any experience with this?  According to some sources, a Distal Clavicle Resection will accompany a subacromial decompression for the impingement if the AC joint is found to be arthritic.  Seems like the degree of resection would negate benefits of a subacromial decompression because...

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  • Rotator Cuff Surgery-4 weeks post-op

    First two weeks after surgery the pain was intense and I could not sleep unless I was in a recliner. Have been wearing the immobilized  but have a tendency to remove it when I know that there is no risk of injury. I do wear it at night but find I can't sleep good because I am not a back sleeper....

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  • Awaiting full thickness tear in shoulder tendon

    Hi. Am await surgery on torn shoulder muscle and wonder what to expect immediately after surgsurgery? Had total hip replacement surgery last year. Recovered well but was being careful I over bath to clean floor and slipped. Heard muscle tear and was agony.

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  • Surgery to shoulder or not?

    Hi  I have had a problem in my left shoulder now for about 5 years. I have an impingement of  distal supraspinatus tendon with tendonitis. Mostly the pain and discomfort has been very manageable. But recently it has got a lot worse. I find it pretty hard to use my left arm when driving for...

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  • Pain in rotary cuff

    I'm 12 weeks post op and in severe pain with rotary cuff. Had a torn tendon repaired and a clean out in the cuff. Went to see specialist last week says my shoulder is inflamed( how did that happen) the pain when I lift my arm is horrendous I just hope there's no damage. Waiting for app to have...

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  • What could be wrong now?!

    So a little background, two years ago I injured my shoulder playing American football. I played with it for two weeks then did PT for over a month. I returned to weight lifting with some success and it seemed to be fine. The next summer I took another hit to the shoulder and my season was over. I did...

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  • HELP.... can’t sleep!!!!

    Due to two shoulder surgeries and my surgery that is pending I am constantly in pain in my shoulder, shoulder blade, and my neck... I have been having the most difficult time sleeping the past few weeks. I haven’t been able to get a full nights sleep and it is really affecting me. I am up and down most...

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  • 6 Weeks & Struggling!

    I am 6 weeks post op and frustrated at lack of progress.  I have not yet been able to reduce pain meds and although having physio & hydrotherapy have very little movement. My physio says progress is ok & everyone is different but I did not expect it to be this slow.  I am desperate...

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  • MUA

    Due to slow progress post op my physio has suggested MUA.  I have to say I am not keen on another GA but would be interested to know of experiences with this procedure.

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