Shoulder Injury

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  1. procrastinator

    procrastinator New Member

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    I busted up my shoulder about a week ago, landed on my arm pretty heavy and all the stress seemed to go straight to my shoulder. Im laying off the weights till it feels alright, because I dont want to mess it up anymore.

    Is there anything I can do to make it heal quicker? Stretches or exercises or anything? It doesnt hurt in general, only if I'm pushing against something, or pulling at something.
     
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    Ceaze https://hearthis.at/DoYouEvenUplift Moderator

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    you probably injured your AC joint
     
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    Anything I can do? Or just give it time?
     
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    The treatment of AC joint separations depends on the severity of the injury.

    Treatment immediately following Type I and Type II AC joint separations may include an arm sling, icing, taping, pain medications and rest. As the symptoms improve a range of motion and strengthening program, as recommended by a physician and/or physical therapist, may begin. Individuals returning to sport can benefit from padding (a doughnut pad) over the AC joint to help protect the joint.

    Treatment following a Type III, IV, V and VI AC joint separation is more involved. In some cases surgery may be required to re-locate the clavicle. In other cases a non-operative approach may be chosen.


    Type I: A sprain (without a complete tear) of either of the ligaments holding the joint together. The clavicle is not displaced.

    Type II: A complete tear of the acromioclavicular ligament and a partial tear of the coracoclavicular ligaments. The clavicle is slightly displaced.

    Type III: A complete tear of both the acromioclavicular ligament and the coracoclavicular ligaments. When this occurs the clavicle is severely displaced (dislocated).

    Types IV, V, VI: A complete tear of the acromioclavicular ligament and the coracoclavicular ligaments. The clavicle is severely dislocated and usually requires surgical intervention.
     
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    procrastinator New Member

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    Just found all that. Type I I guess. Lots of rest.

    If Im taking some time off from the weights, should I drop my food intake, or just keep it the same? I'll still be fairly active because of work.
     
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    Join the club of shoulder injuries.

    I hate the shoulder :rolleyes:
     
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    There's going to be some good shoulder info released this summer :coolugh:
     
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    How come? Thanks for the help anyway.
     
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    Ceaze https://hearthis.at/DoYouEvenUplift Moderator

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    because some people are producing some shoulder info
     
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    procrastinator New Member

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    Oh right. What is it you do anyway? You a med student/doctor or do you just like going through publications all day?
     
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    Where is the pain when you feel it?
     
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    procrastinator New Member

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    I read stuff as well all the time, I don't really feel qualified to hand out information or advice though :o Theres so much crap going around that I wont believe something until Ive had hard personal experience.
     
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    Outside of my shoulder, definitely feels like muscle pain. I actually have to try kinda hard to make it hurt, but it seems to hurt when I do random pushing or pulling movements.

    Its an absolute pain in the ass for work, thats pretty much how I noticed it. Didnt notice it the day before when I was doing standing presses.
     
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    I doubt its anything to do with the AC joint like suggested, if you landed on your arm then the head of the humerus wouldve been pushed superiorly, placing stress on the structures which prevent superior dislocation i.e joint capsule and its thickenings (glenohumeral ligament), coracoacromial ligament, rotator cuff tendons. Depending how your arm was positioned, other structures could be involved.

    Just my guess anyway
     
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    Ceaze https://hearthis.at/DoYouEvenUplift Moderator

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    Um the most common cause of an AC joint injury is a direct blow to the shoulder or landing on an outstretched arm. What activities hurt when you injure your AC joint? Pushing and pulling.
     
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    this is really wierd man... everyone knows I have shoulder problems. I dislocated my right one again last week, landed with an outstretched arm. I've only seen a normal doc for now, I'm working on the specialist. I'm sure I need sugery, I'm curious as to what kinda "shoulder" stuff you think is going to be coming out.
     
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    Ceaze https://hearthis.at/DoYouEvenUplift Moderator

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    "Bill Hartman and I have a product that should be out in July that's basically going to be for the shoulders what Magnificent Mobility is for the hips. Needless to say, while Eric, Alwyn and myself have glanced over the topic a little bit, this is going to be a comprehensive resource that EVERYONE can benefit from." -Mike Robertson

    "This now leads into my manual that I am putting together. It will allow the lifter and coach to asses the shoudler girdle to prevent problems and fix them. It is done so the laymen will understand the problem." -Mike Hope

    Probably won't be as beneficial for someone who has a history of dislocations though, as you pretty much have to get surgery to correc that.


    Dale Buchberger has some products too - http://www.rotatorcuff.net/shop/category.asp?catid=1
     
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    cool. Didn't figure it'd do me much good.
     
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    Leo95SE The OMINOUS one

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    this is awesome stuff, but how practical is it to know for yourself? i find i cant work most therapies on my own body, and knowing more normally just pisses me off when i see a dr and realize its always the wrong diagnosis he gives. lol.

    anyway, outside of the knowledge, do you find it helps you in a practical way?
     
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    I find doctors kinda like mechanics. You need to have a good idea yourself before you go in there or you're gunna get fucked. I wish there was a good sports doc around here, I'd trust them more.
     
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    I mean... I know ceaze is no doctor but this AC joint shit seems right this time. I've Dislocated my shoulders more times then I can count, this time was just different. usually it goes back in and I'm over it after taking it easy for a few days. It's been almost a week now and I have practiaclly zero use of my right arm and it hurts on the anterior top portion, kinda like bone issue or a severe muscle pull.

    edit: oh yeah point is doc didn't even mention it. Hopefully the orthopedist will at least tell me some specifics.
     
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