MIL Question about physical issues

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  1. LaFinduMonde

    LaFinduMonde New Member

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    I'm thinking about enlisting in May, either with the Marines or Army, and Combat Camera is my first choice. I've just started to feel some sharp pains in my shoulders, and I feel as if I may have a torn rotator cuff.

    Would it be best to start physical therapy immediately to try to rectify the problem, or should I simply back off the shoulder workouts and hope it gets better with time? I'm worried that seeing the doctor/therapist about my shoulder could negatively impact my options when it comes time to join- is this a valid concern? Or, contrastingly, would it be foolish to ignore the problem and have it flair up in Basic?

    If I do go through with the therapy, would it be enough to simply work on my cardio? I can currently do the 3 miles in 22 minutes...
     
  2. brackac

    brackac Fuck all of this. OT Supporter

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    Physical therapy, back off workouts, and ice it nightly.
     
  3. LaFinduMonde

    LaFinduMonde New Member

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    Something like this won't prevent me from getting any job I qualify for? I've never had any other issues physically... :hs:
     
  4. Burrito10

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    Listen to brackac, he's the master of all shoulder related injuries. If he can fly an Apache with his fucked up shoulder, Im sure you can snap a few pics of Accord in battle.
     
  5. brackac

    brackac Fuck all of this. OT Supporter

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    :rofl:

    True statement.
     
  6. LaFinduMonde

    LaFinduMonde New Member

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    :rofl:

    I just want to make it in with no hassle... I'm sure I'll have plenty of time to fuck my body up later.
     
  7. Ranger-AO

    Ranger-AO I'm here for the Taliban party. Moderator

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    Brackac is, hands down, the ultimate subject matter expert on shoulder issues.
     
  8. Abomb

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    here are a few things that will help:

    you need to google and learn 'rotator cuff' warm ups and exercises.

    you need to really warm up your rot cuff before any chest or shoulder involved workouts. if your shoulders just started hurting recently, some icing and time off will most likely be appropriate.

    you either strained it, torn it, or are experiencing pain because your front delt is majorly over developed in relation to your rear delt.

    facepulls exercise has really helped my shoulder pain by helping to correct the muscular imbalance i developed
     
  9. LaFinduMonde

    LaFinduMonde New Member

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    that might be what's wrong with me... I'm going to the doctor tomorrow to see what's up. :hsd:
     
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    if you do not see a very good sports medicine doctor you are wasting your time.
     
  11. LaFinduMonde

    LaFinduMonde New Member

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    I'll probably be driving 5 minutes to Cornell; I'm sure they're good ;)
     
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    Definitely go see a doc. If that sucker is torn you will more than likely need surgery, and, coming from experience, the surgery SUCKS and the rehab afterwards is almost painfully SLOW. Lets just say that I had my surgery done April 1st, and I can only do "assisted" (Translation girl) pushups on my knees. My biggest piece of advice I can give you is to get it taken care of before you join. Unless you really want to have your shoulder fixed by the military's medical hobby shop, where they will probably fuck it up worse than it was.
     
  13. LaFinduMonde

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    cornell lolol

    in ithaca?

    they don't have doctors there brosef, yeah they have like 2 that hand out pills and shit but they are useless
     
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    :rofl:
     
  16. Burrito10

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    :hsugh: Names and addresses of such doctors, I think my rotary cuff is broke!
     
  17. brackac

    brackac Fuck all of this. OT Supporter

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    Dr. James Andrews in Birmingham, Al. Best in the world.
     
  18. Burrito10

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    "Doc, my shoulder hurts!"

    *touches shoulder* "Yeah, looks bad."

    "here's a script for percocet 10's, the best I can do kiddo"

    :eek4::eek4::bigthumb::bigthumb:
     
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    They are your typical college docs.

    I was just referring to the fact that being near Cornell University doesn't mean shit. Maybe he meant Weill Medical College in NYC?
     
  20. LaFinduMonde

    LaFinduMonde New Member

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    I figured Cornell had some competent therapists... Otherwise, I know a few locally that are recommended (can't think of names right now :hsugh: )

    PS. yeah, pmoney, my brother is going to Buffalo for dentistry... :mamoru:
     
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    word of advice... if you go in telling them you rather try and treat this with out pain meds.. you might get a better responce..
     
  22. LaFinduMonde

    LaFinduMonde New Member

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    going Thursday now :greddy:

    might go visit the Marines recruiter once I find out how bad it is... :noes:
     
  23. pmoney

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    oh fuck

    is he on here, there was some 2nd year i believe ivvloki or something on OT

    what year is he? :noes:

    wait so you live near ithaca?
     
  24. LaFinduMonde

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    in Ithaca...

    he's a 2nd semester sophomore...
     
  25. NEp8ntballer

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    QFT, anybody else is gonna tell you not to do anything with it for a couple weeks. I saw the family practitioner about my right knee when it started to give me some trouble. She thought I tore my meniscus and told me to do a whole lot of nothing for two weeks and come back. two weeks rolled around with no improvement so I got an MRI which revealed nothing. She finally pitched me up to a specialist who diagnosed me in the first 30 minutes of having bad knee mechanics and patellar tendonitis. A little physical therapy and I'm good to go. need to start doing my workouts again because it's coming back though.

    the only reason to see the family doc is if you need them to pitch you up to a specialist so insurance covers it. In which case you hope that the family doc has enough sense to know that they doen't know and pitches you up after you tell them why you're there.
     

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