Rotator cuff injury

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  1. Bigscience

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    Rotator cuff injury (updated)

    Back on the 10th of February I was doing shoulders at the gym. While doing military press I heard a popping, cracking sound and my left shoulder lost all strength.

    To day I was diagnosed with a minor tear/pinch of the left rotator cuff requiring 4-6 weeks of physiotherapy. My question is:

    How long did it take you to recover from your rotator cuff injuries?
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    Just as an update. The particular asshat doctor I saw misdiagnosed my shoulder. My physiotherapist (teh hotness) believes it is torn cartilage because my range of motion is excellent (without severe pain) as is my remaining strength.

    So I'm two months out of the gym and I have 6 weeks of physiotherapy ahead of me.
     
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    How do you mean never fully recover? What do you experience if not 100% health?
     
  3. NoXeN

    NoXeN You can find me up on one

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    both of mine still pop out from time to time

    a couple weeks ago i threw out my arm when i was bending down to tie my shoe :hsd:

    i can also feel it in the gym on most exercises
     
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    Thanks to the both of you. Kind of depressing though. I rebuilt my lower back so I'm going to remain optimistic.
     
  5. SlowNegative

    SlowNegative Her name is Rio

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    The way you injuried your rotor cuff is always in the back of my mind when I'm doing shoulder work. I'm sorry to hear that. Did you drop the weight or were you pressing with the smith machine?
     
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    I didn't drop the weight. I was on the fourth set (including the 1 warm-up) and two and a half reps in it happened. The motion was performed with dumbbells.
     
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    Gutrat "GET DOWN..."

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    Sorry to hear it dude, but welcome to the club... I hurt mine 2 1/2 years ago and I still have problems with it. Actually, it's hurting me right now. I'm going to try and get A.R.T, see if that helps at all.
     
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    Gutrat "GET DOWN..."

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    You got A.R.T? Did it help?
     
  9. Bush77

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    i had an identicle injury, from the same exercise. It happened to me last august and i could barely move my left arm for about 2 weeks. I was stupid enough not to goto the doctors. I just put on a sling and thought i'd tough it out.

    Well it came back to haunt me in december when i was on a hockey tournament, i hit someone and fucked it up again.

    I swallowed my pride and went to physio. The doc did some therapy with the electric pads, then with an ultrasound, and finally a massage to get rid of scar tissue.

    He gave me a series of exerices to do, which i did, and now it seems alot better. so maybe ~1-2 months for me with the therapy.
     
  10. MikeTheVike1

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    I don't think I tore mine, but i strained it pretty good one time doing behind the neck pullups. I doesn't hurt anymore, but soemtiems it is a little sore after working out.
     
  11. Want2race

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    he is correct. You will never fully recover
     
  12. talongod

    talongod Get On My Level

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    i just hurt my shoulder from benching i hope its nothing major
     
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