Rotator cuff issues

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    Dec 29, 2013 11:42 PM GMT
    So I had a huge injury to my rotator cuff in the past and to avoid being disqualified from competition I kept it secret for awhile. This was almost four years ago and although it has never been at 100% it hasn't hurt. Recently when i lift or do extensive cardio involving rotation it has begun to bother me again. I'm a student so surgery is out of the question but I was wondering if anyone had tips or exercises to help out??

    Thanks!!
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    Dec 30, 2013 12:13 AM GMT
    The exercises in this physical therapist's book definitely helped me. There may be other books on amazon as well. Check your local library too.

    Treat Your Own Rotator Cuff by Jim Johnson:

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1598582062/
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    Dec 30, 2013 4:34 AM GMT
    Thanks!!
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    Jan 03, 2014 8:13 AM GMT
    I think the competition made your cuff worse over time and 4 years later, it's all catching up to you. You need to see a doc for a consultation. They key word here is consult. Surgery is only used as a last measure. I'm suggesting the doc because continuing to lift may make your problems worse. Good luck!
  • ChicagoSteve

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    Jan 04, 2014 9:12 PM GMT
    I also partially tore my right rotator cuff in December 2011. Had an MRI in 2012 which confirmed it was a partial tear. I did physical therapy which I don't feel helped me much. I also got a second opinion recently from a 2nd orthopedic surgeon. I am trying another route shortly to avoid surgery. Check out Prolotherapy, it's been around for years and has a high success rate. The downside is it's not covered by insurance so everything is out of pocket. If it helps heal my shoulder injury the money spent will be worth it.