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Torn rotator cuff?

Roadtrip2011-12-01 17:21:38 +0000 #1
Well, I hope it's nothing, but will soo enough know... I've been fearful that something serious was going on with my shoulder. For three weeks it's been bothering me, right after my bike crash, but I tried to ignore it hoping would get better. It's not.

Going to the doc I the morning to see wha he says, which likely means some tests or diagnostic. I have some weakeness/pain when trying to lift, but no pain what so ever when at rest, but I do have an odd sensation and crunching when rotating the joint the certain ways. I'm hoping it's not a torn rotator cuff.

Should have posted here insteadof over in bike group. Anyone have experience with shoulder injury?

beccaB2011-12-01 17:35:38 +0000 #2
yes, from years of driving a school bus, partially torn in the anterior region. opted out of surgery. I am having vast improvements in the area from physical therapy and strength training.
goldfinch2011-12-01 17:39:08 +0000 #3
I have an old rotator cuff injury. If you press down on my left arm when it is extended it is weak, my arm will drop easily. Physical therapy and doing the assigned exercises has helped, no more pain when I am riding.
Dannielle2011-12-01 18:32:58 +0000 #4
I had surgery in May to repair a torn rotator cuff. I injured myself in a fall last summer. It took me a while to clue in that something was really wrong (I had also injured ribs and my collarbone so the shoulder was the least painful thing). I didn't have a complete tear...partial, about 75% torn...but I was continuing to irritate it in yoga class and such. I didn't have pain at rest either. It really only hurt after yoga or pilates class...anything plank/push-up-related made me really sore. And I noticed weakness when doing things like pulling wet laundry out of the washer or taking a full gallon of milk out of the fridge.
Roadtrip2011-12-01 19:10:29 +0000 #5
Quick update... Two+ weeks and pretty much the same condition for the shoulder. Doc wanted me on the meds and if that didn't work, off to ortho, so I've got an appointment tomorrow. We'll see what they say.

maillotpois2011-12-01 19:12:38 +0000 #6
Glad I found this thread. I crashed 10 miles into a 200 mile ride 2 weeks ago (yes I finished) and my shoulder MRI is Monday. :eyeroll:

Shannon let us know what they say.
ladyicon2011-12-01 19:07:47 +0000 #7
I am having the same kind of pain. I can not even lift my arm over my head. I think mine occurred while using loppers to cut large branches while reaching up.
OakLeaf2011-12-01 18:39:51 +0000 #8
Oh boy. Sending healing thoughts to all three of you, rotator cuff injuries are bad news.

Ask about the modified headstand move (it's done against a wall, no balance required) that was in the news last month, maybe.



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