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Hi, I'm 12 weeks into rehabbing my non-dominant shoulder for a complete tear of my biceps tendon. Unfortunately, I have at some time in the past torn 3 of 4 tendons of my rotator cuff, so my entire shoulder has been acting up as a result.
I work as a nurse and I know this has been a long time coming. I have seen marked improvement with physical therapy, but am seriously worried about re-injury. There is no light duty where I work. Once I'm back I'm totally back in the fray of things. I see my ortho doc in 2 days, and don't know whether to push for more time off. I'm pretty confident with deliberate, thought-out movements, but I work in an operating room where you might have to do something automatically without forethought. Patients can be combative when emerging from general anesthesia, and I might have to suddenly hold/restrain an arm or a leg.
Does anyone have any experience with this? I just came from PT where I'm working a lot on using my affected arm and right now it's killing me, not at the bicep but across the top of my shoulder.
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