Labrum tear

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  1. HalfPastGone

    HalfPastGone OT Supporter

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    I suffered from a posterior shoulder dislocation on my left should 3 months ago. The bottom half of the labrum is not fully attached. My doc went over my MRI the other day again and said that the injury looks very bad.. but clinically I am very good. I was an athlete in college and I just graduated, so I'm done. As far as lifting goes, the only excersize that is painful is military press. My doc said that I could probly go without surgery. Has anyone had any experience from a labrum tear that hasn't gotten surgery and is OK?

    Thanks in advance :wavey:
     
  2. Gohan4862

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    I have a friend in orthopedics, he always suggests surgery as the very last option.
     
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    you can function just fine...just see a physical therapist on how to strengthen surround muscles/tissues...as Gohan mentioned...surgery is last option. if anything, the'll just remove the lower half of your labrum

    and stop doing military press
    in 3 months go back and get another MRI
     
  4. HalfPastGone

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    I went through physical therapy in school for 2 months so I know all of the routines.. I've been doing about half of them.

    What other lifts can I do that substitute for the military press since it's probly the most important shoulder excersize. :dunno:
     
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    you got screwed on that deal then. YOu shouldn't be in a sling longer than 2 weeks. You risk a frozen shoulder otherwise.
     
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    what does a torn labrum feel like?

    I've had stability problems in my left shoulder for awhile and some mild discomfort when overhead pressing.
     
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    i think i tore my calf muscle like 6 months ago. Didnt get any treatment and just waited for the pain to go away. 2 days ago i was doing standing calf raises and now i cant fully extend my foot to walk b/c the muscle feels like it's about to rip apart.
     
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    i am not knowledgable in the lifts that you all do, I'm sorry :dunno: so i can't really help you with that
     
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    eh, six weeks is pretty normal...as long as they do exercises every once in a while. it doesn't have to be work 24/7
     
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    if I rotate my left arm backwards.. the worst pain would be felt at about 10 o'clock (if you turned your head left and looked at your arm)

    The pain is not really THAT bad, it's more of a pinching and the fact that I know it isn't fully stable.. it also pops everytime I do a fully extended military press
     
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    I came into this thread thinking labia tear for some reason...
     
  12. Neo22

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    idk about you bro but the guy that did my surgery on my labrum has worked on plenty of mlb players including derek jeter. I'll take his word for it and the fact my shoulder is in awesome condition now.
     
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    GO TO THE DOCTOR
     
  14. sportsjunkie

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    it all depends on what you get done...:dunno:

    i'm just going by what i was taught
     
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