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Jinx 02-27-2013 10:55 PM

Torn rotator cuffs suck.
 
Long story short I tore my rotator cuff about a month back. It has been slowly getting better, I tweak it every now and then from moving it the wrong way.

The major downside is that I had just started to get my *** back into shape. 3 weeks in, I was feeling good and bam, no more upper body. I went back to the gym to cycle and do some lower body a little bit, but not that much.

I realize that this isn't doing anything for me and I have to go more often.

My question. What can I do for upper body workouts, if any at all right now?

Bored383 02-27-2013 10:58 PM

you need to let your shoulder heal. My suggestions are heat and ice, and something like tiger balm will help too

do not mess around with shoulders

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Jinx 02-27-2013 11:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bored383 (Post 2638574)
you need to let your shoulder heal. My suggestions are heat and ice, and something like tiger balm will help too

do not mess around with shoulders

http://www.mcarterbrown.com/forums/m...ross-pics.html

It has to be the most annoying injury I have ever had. I guess I will stick to cycling, abs and leg workouts. It just sucks.

gainman 03-03-2013 10:20 PM

are you sure you tore it? if you tore it you wouldnt be doing much of anything. probably just pulled it

boo 03-03-2013 10:54 PM

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Originally Posted by gainman (Post 2642894)
are you sure you tore it? if you tore it you wouldnt be doing much of anything. probably just pulled it

They usually don't tear completely, they start out as a partial tear and get worse. Its a catch 22, the best way to prevent a full tear is to strengthen the muscle around it, best way to fully tear it is to overwork the muscle around it were it can no longer hold it together. its usually a problem all your life, best thing to do is to be aware of it, especially periods of going back to the gym after hiatuses and any type of heavy lifting when your out of shape. Same goes for out of shape weekend warrior football games, batting cages etc.

I got mine bouncing off a bmw that made a left turn in front of me. I had to immobilize it for a while. luckily 6 years later, knock on wood, no surgery. I do get a painful reminder time to time.

Kahnif 04-18-2013 03:23 PM

I'm having surgery on my shoulder June 19th for my torn labrum. Last day of class is May 17th, and I'm packing in 3 scenario games in the month of summer break I have. Then I imagine I'll do nothing but rest and take some online classes for the rest of the summer. I've been doing some light exercises for my shoulder to hopefully limit the amount of recovery time I need.

Frizzle Fry 04-18-2013 03:47 PM

I tore the rotator cuff, tore the labrum, and damaged the bone.

Only advice I can give is that you need to do PT, and don't stop doing PT even if someone (doctor, nurse, therapist, etc) tells you that you can. It will never feel or work the same again but with theraband and a routine you will get better.


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