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tiger91
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Physical Therapists ... shoulder injury question



So I'm already seeing a PT for hip issues but have been having shoulder pain for a long time and couldn't stand it anymore ... MRI from Monday (yeah for Xanax) came back with inflamed AC joint, tendonosis, bursitis .. no calcification yet (my notes from what the doctor told me by phone).

Going to now be going to PT for this too .. any clue how long this takes to heal???? Hurts like a mother when I sleep on it (yes, I try not to but end up that way in the am often). Been hurting for about 14 months ... also had 2 falls onto the same shoulder last September AND November.

I think I have relatively ok range of motion -- it hurts at rest in the front of the shoulder more while sitting than when reaching for things.

Just looking for general thoughts while I await my next PT visit. Thanks. And yes, I love MCT in LFT. AND I want to avoid injections at all costs.







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mach316
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re: Physical Therapists ... shoulder injury question


You got fibromyalgia!! Get on disability so I can support you.





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tiger91
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re: Physical Therapists ... shoulder injury question




I do not and I'm paying for our individual family healthcare policy thank you very much!






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Vol Fan in the Bayou
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Didn't your doctor tell you?





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tiger91
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Nope -- he was calling after 5 already and honestly at the time I was relieved to know there was a problem and the pain wasn't in my head that I didn't think to ask.





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VernonPLSUfan
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re: Physical Therapists ... shoulder injury question


Put the budweiser down=stop falling. Get a steroid shot and deal with it. PT probably not gonna help, just don't strain it, i.e., fall down. You have some impingement(sp).





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BestBanker
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In PT for the first day this past Tuesday for a similar sitrep. But, MRI showed a break in my shoulder and possible labrum issue on top. Get the exercises and do them. Then get in shape! Should take about 2-4 weeks to feel way better. Advil or ice after. Good luck.





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JonTheTigerFan
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quote:

Just looking for general thoughts while I await my next PT visit. Thanks. And yes, I love MCT in LFT. AND I want to avoid injections at all costs.


I had injections for my AC joint. The first one helped for a few weeks and the second one didn't really help. I ended up having surgery for it (distal clavicle excision and extensive debridement) and then PT. They basically cut the end of my clavicle off and cleaned out some bone spurs. I was off of work and went to PT for 10 weeks for it.






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tiger91
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Well crap ... I've had one cortisone injection in my knee before. Hurt worse than natural childbirth (yes, I've done that) and didn't help once the lidocane the steroids were mixed with wore off. Which I know 1 bad experience doesn't mean it would happen again.

I'm reading that 3 - 6 months of conservative treatment is typical before surgery. All I can say is I better be fixed by 12/31/13 ... our deductible is met.

And on the bright side, at least it's not my dominant hand. How was the surgery and recovery??






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Purple n GOLDUST
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Your pain is due to overuse. You may also have impingement which is often times due to poor posture. Sitting at a desk all day will cause rounded shoulders which in turn will cause the tendons of the rotator cuff muscles to become pinched in between the acromion and become inflamed. Your PT should work on correcting your posture (if that is the issue). The main thing to do is rest to allow the inflammation to subside and then strengthen the surrounding muscular.





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BamaScoop
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Let me guess, you fell at work?





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JonTheTigerFan
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quote:

And on the bright side, at least it's not my dominant hand. How was the surgery and recovery??


Mine was my left shoulder and I'm right handed. I was only in a sling for about a week. The first few days after surgery were brutal. The hardest part for me was sleeping on my back, sort of propped up. PT sucked in the beginning but really helped a ton. I had surgery last September and was fully healed within 6 months. It doesn't bother me at all anymore.

Btw, if you have the surgery, definitely get the nerve block!!!






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lsucoonass
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how long will my torn bicep take to recover?

i tore it at the shoulder when i was bench pressing.

i had a pta told me it may be another 4-5 months and i tore it about 6 weeks ago






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tiger91
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I don't have a job that requires much sitting at a desk or anything .. work part time and actually do a lot of standing. Nor is it a repetative job. It's not from lift weights or but if it's "overusing" it's just from everyday stuff. I've been known to bring in about 5 grocery store bags on each arm after shopping ... not smart, I know.

I actually did fall on it about 6 months after it ever started hurting .. fell while running after going around a corner with horrible sidewalk bumps/cracks that was wet/muddy at the time. Had an xray 2 days later as the pain was so bad but it showed nothing.

Wife and mother of 3 ... hoping that PT will help. No time for surgery.

Thanks.






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mtcheral
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Why in the world would you say PT probably not going to help? It does help and is treated successfully all the time. It's not fast though.







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tiger91
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re: Physical Therapists ... shoulder injury question


mtcheral thanks for that positive post!





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The Eric
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PT here. It's honestly difficult to say how long it will take.

The PT will do various special tests to try and localize the problem and from that will design a plan of care.

Did the doc say tendinitis or tendonosis? There is a difference, with osis being a bit worse as its more of a degenerative and long term problem.

The early treatments will probably focus on light exercises and manual therapy to ensure you don't develop disuse adhesive capsulitis. Modalities will also probably be used to help ease pain before or after treatments.

Just stick with it and if in a couple of weeks nothing changes the PT may refer back to physician for another MRI to ensure nothing is damaged.






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LSU alum wannabe
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PT and maybe an ACP Injection (look it up). Also Airrosti is talked about a lot. Basically chiropractor but more detailed from what I hear. Insurance should cover it. Pay a specialist co-pay also regular chiro WITH massage.

My back is fricked. I am a nurse. I have posted numerous times about my back issues. It is not miserable to the point of wanting surgery but it is just always there (once a week). I am looking into Airrosti now and POSSIBLY pain management. Would like to find if there is a pain management guy out there who does more than just steroid injections and a scrip pad. Shoulder patients can end up similar.

You don't want to be "steroid injection guy" and you don't want to be "Oxycontin guy."






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The Eric
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I actually like when the patient gets a steroid injection prior to the start of a bout of PT. it gives us a window of opportunity to correct alot of postural and functional deficits with a decreased amount of pain.





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LSU alum wannabe
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quote:

I actually like when the patient gets a steroid injection prior to the start of a bout of PT. it gives us a window of opportunity to correct alot of postural and functional deficits with a decreased amount of pain.



True. I just mean the guy who has had 10 over 10 years.

The postural changes are the bitch. With the internet we are ALL basically office workers now. Except for those who ARE office workers. They have it even worse. Sit in front of PC all day then go home and get on laptop or ipad while slouched on couch. Then wake up "Why does my back hurt."






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