Pulled something in rotator cuff...

  • Medjai

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    Nov 12, 2012 3:50 AM GMT
    ... I think. I fucked up on bench press today. I know what I did and it was very stupid. But now I hurt. A lt. Any adduction and abduction of the shoulder joint destroys me. I don't think anything is torn, but definitely pulled...

    Any tips on treatment? I'm taking ibuprofen already, and am resting it.
  • Medjai

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    Nov 12, 2012 4:33 AM GMT
    Anyone? Bueller... Bueller...!
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    Nov 12, 2012 5:44 AM GMT
    Ohh...shoulders are so delicate and time consuming to resolve injury.

    Sports med Dr. and a chiropractor that practices active release therapy. Don't go to a regular GP. A sport med will be more experienced with these issues.

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    Nov 12, 2012 6:03 AM GMT
    Yes, A.R.T. specialists are great. Agree.
  • Medjai

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    Nov 12, 2012 7:28 AM GMT
    Thanks guys. I'll look up a specialist in my area. Good thing this is covered by student insurance...
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    Nov 13, 2012 2:50 PM GMT
    Dont go to a ciropractor, go to a physical therapist.

    A chiro will push your joints around and thats it. The treatment is more like a stress relief than a long-term plan. A physical therapist will help get your shoulder to not hurt, then help you repair and use it long term.

    I recently had a shoulder injury too and the physical therapist was a dream. They made it stop and after a month or 2 of doing the exercises they told me to I have no more pain. A little pinch once and a while, but thats it.
  • mr_bijae

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    Nov 13, 2012 2:55 PM GMT
    Chainers saidDont go to a ciropractor, go to a physical therapist.


    Yes, a physical terrorist is your best bet. I didn't believe it but they gave me some simple exercises to build up the little muscles in the shoulder. I had tried three weeks off from the gym and other "rest" periods and the pain didn't go away. After two weeks of three simple exercises the pain was gone and I was back lifting the weights I was before and more. Be forewarned though, you'll have to do these warm up exercises from here on out. Miss a few weeks and the pain will return. Pay attention to what your physical terrorist tells you!
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    Nov 13, 2012 2:57 PM GMT
    mr_bijae said
    Chainers saidDont go to a ciropractor, go to a physical therapist.


    Yes, a physical terrorist is your best bet. I didn't believe it but they gave me some simple exercises to build up the little muscles in the shoulder. I had tried three weeks off from the gym and other "rest" periods and the pain didn't go away. After two weeks of three simple exercises the pain was gone and I was back lifting the weights I was before and more. Be forewarned though, you'll have to do these warm up exercises from here on out. Miss a few weeks and the pain will return. Pay attention to what your physical terrorist tells you!


    Thanks for the post, retard. Yes, you fucked up your shoulder and now you have to pay. Fact of the matter is Chiropractics is based on the theory that some dude a long ass time ago hit someone on the back and his blindness/deafness was cured! Fucking christmas miracle! That sounds so sane and normal!

    Now please read (if you can)

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  • Medjai

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    Nov 13, 2012 3:08 PM GMT
    Chainers saidDont go to a ciropractor, go to a physical therapist.

    A chiro will push your joints around and thats it. The treatment is more like a stress relief than a long-term plan. A physical therapist will help get your shoulder to not hurt, then help you repair and use it long term.

    I recently had a shoulder injury too and the physical therapist was a dream. They made it stop and after a month or 2 of doing the exercises they told me to I have no more pain. A little pinch once and a while, but thats it.


    Oh, that wasn't the plan chiropractors are for spinal alignment, and they've done wonders in the past. This isn't their field though. Physio is where I'm headed.
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    Nov 15, 2012 12:41 AM GMT
    You probably need an MRI with contrast of your shoulder.

    I gave myself a massive tear of 3 rotator cuff muscles and an L-shape tear in the biceps and didnt feel any pain. I had full range of motion and was swinging and rowing a 45 lb kette bell the day before the diagnosis. You can really fuck yourself up, carry on, and not know it.

    They told me I had no pain because I had torn the muscles clean off the bone. Partial tears hurt, cuz the muscle is still partially attached and is being pulled on in its injured state. Maybe that is what you have.

    I would def say get examined before doing anything else with that shoulder.

    And for me .... today was my 6-month post op exam and the surgeon says I am the poster child for rotator cuff recovery!!!