Rotator Cuff Problem

  • carew28

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    Nov 18, 2013 9:13 PM GMT
    Has anyone on this forum experienced a Rotator Cuff problem ? Over the past few years, every so often my shoulder has been sore for a week or so, but it always got better. Right now, it's been painful for about 6 weeks or so. It doesn't seem to be improving. I think maybe it's a rotator cuff tear. Has anyone else experienced this ? How did it turn out? Is it something that eventually gets better, or is it something that's chronic, and you just have to live with it ? I've been taking ibuprofen daily. I'm thinking about making a doctor's appointment.
  • tazzari

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    Nov 18, 2013 9:17 PM GMT
    For heaven's sake, see a doctor. When pain persists it's a cl;ear warning that something isn't right, and by ignoring it - and continuing to do what makes it occur - you run a real risk of causing permanent damage.
  • Destinharbor

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    Nov 18, 2013 10:09 PM GMT
    I'd recommend a really good massage person if you can track one down. Try that before you start down the medical doctor route. They almost invariably send you for a pack of very expensive tests which you probably don't need. At your age some things just take a while to get better and usually a good massage person can figure out whether you need to see a doctor or not. Worth the $75 in my book.
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    Nov 18, 2013 10:51 PM GMT
    I was having shoulder problem but started working my shoulders and mobility and it seems to have stopped
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    Nov 18, 2013 10:56 PM GMT
    carew28 saidI've been taking ibuprofen daily. I'm thinking about making a doctor's appointment.


    Anytime you are saying this, in any context, you should visit the doctor.
  • madsexy

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    Nov 18, 2013 11:08 PM GMT
    Ohno said
    carew28 saidI've been taking ibuprofen daily. I'm thinking about making a doctor's appointment.


    Anytime you are saying this, in any context, you should visit the doctor.

    +1
  • real_diver2

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    Nov 19, 2013 12:18 AM GMT
    +2

    Been there done that. Torn and partial detach. All fixed. Back to normal. Longer you wait, more chance of worsening the damage.
  • tazzari

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    Nov 19, 2013 12:20 AM GMT
    Ohno said
    carew28 saidI've been taking ibuprofen daily. I'm thinking about making a doctor's appointment.


    Anytime you are saying this, in any context, you should visit the doctor.


    Blocking pain is stupid - it's there to tell you something.
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    Nov 19, 2013 12:23 AM GMT
    I first thought it was R cuff but MRI showed I had a tear of the long tendon of the biceps at its insertion in the shoulder. Hurting for 6 mos now w severe pain when reaching in my back pocket w the affected arm or tucking in my shirt.w that arm. Having arthroscopy next mo icon_sad.gif
    Getting harder to bounce back from these annoying injuries guys!
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    Nov 19, 2013 12:37 AM GMT
    I would definitely stop working the shoulder, see a physio, remedial massage therapist or doctor who is good with musculoskeletal complaints.

    Be careful not to exceed the maximum dose of ibuprofen or any other over the counter anti-inflammatories as they can be damaging to the kidneys, especially long-term or in combination with other medications.
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    Nov 19, 2013 12:46 AM GMT
    There have been a lot of prior threads dealing with rotator cuff problems...Caslon really gave an in depth report of his experience. Look those up for more info than you have had here.
  • mmnt

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    Nov 19, 2013 4:13 AM GMT
    I would stop working on your shoulder, any exercise that causes discomfort and (dip is the worst one for your condition) .... oh yeah, see your doctor if you don't see any improvement over the stretch of several weeks already.
    Taking pain killer too much can only harm your liver.
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    Nov 19, 2013 5:54 AM GMT
    According to Amazon I bought this book in April 2007. I followed his regimen and my shoulder got better.

    If a doctor says you have a torn rotator cuff and you need surgery, try this book first.

    http://goo.gl/iji1fD
  • vj2004t

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    Nov 19, 2013 6:17 AM GMT
    seeing a specialist the day after christmas. I nearly scream reaching for a can of soup. It doesnt heart to lift weights tho.
    The specialist i use all he does is rotator cuffs. Let yall know....Val
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    Nov 19, 2013 3:47 PM GMT
    Read this rotator cuff care guide
    http://www.irongarmx.net/Articles/7_minute_rotator_cuff_solution.pdf
  • joxguy

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    Nov 19, 2013 4:02 PM GMT
    Been there with shoulder problems. You need to have it looked at, the longer you ignore the problem the bigger the problem will become. Shoulders can have many problems. If you mess around too much it can lock up and then that will suck. Ask for an mri and then get to a physical therapist for some direction.
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    Nov 19, 2013 9:14 PM GMT
    Before you can know what to do, you need a diagnosis. Otherwise, you're only guessing. See a doctor - preferably a shoulder specialist. Could be a rotator cuff tear, or a number of other injuries. If it is a tear, can be easily repaired by surgery, and it will never heal all by itself. If not a tear, you might relief by a cortisone injection.