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softball=love
09-04-2007, 11:29 AM
hey all,
like crazyjack i also have a tear in my labrum
i am on anti-inflammatory medical already and i am doing some exercises and
my shoulder has gotten worse
does this mean i will have to have surgery ???
please help
i will take any information u have i don't know what to do!

kjwilkin
09-04-2007, 12:10 PM
hey all,
like crazyjack i also have a tear in my labrum
i am on anti-inflammatory medical already and i am doing some exercises and
my shoulder has gotten worse
does this mean i will have to have surgery ???
please help
i will take any information u have i don't know what to do!

Hi there,

I would strongly advise you to see a sports physician that specialises in shoulder injuries. They will be able to advise you on the appropriate treatment and refer on as necessary.

Shoulder surgery is very painful so I would urge you to try conservative treatment as much as you can.

Unfortunately in my case I have tried conservative treatment for about 3 years and tried many things such as clinical pilates, swimming, physio, home exercises and dry needling to name a few. So, I am having surgery in early May for multi directional instability also known as MDI.

If you need surgery I would highly recommend you see someone that specialises in shoulders.

Good luck in what you decide.

softball=love
09-04-2007, 01:11 PM
thanks for the input
like i siad i am pretty much already doing the conservative method and it is not working
second
i can not in any way wait over three years of conservative method
i am a club softball player and i need to get this done and recover as quick as posible

softball=love
09-04-2007, 01:12 PM
oh yeah
as of pain i have had a pair a metal clicks stuck in my lag and it fixed without any pain killers so
i think i can manage
but thx anyways

angieliu
09-04-2007, 05:47 PM
thanks for the input
like i siad i am pretty much already doing the conservative method and it is not working
second
i can not in any way wait over three years of conservative method
i am a club softball player and i need to get this done and recover as quick as posible

Well I just found out that I have a tear in the labrum. Small one though. I have been going through exercise rehab with my physio for about 2 and a half months and have noticed significant improvement. I spoke with my specialist and he said that I should give at least 6 months of physio a go before he would consider going to do anything. So whilst surgery is usually the quick fix answer for a lot of people (no offence intended) I would take the exercise rehab path and then unless you have exhausted all options then go for surgery. For surgery you could be out of action for up to 8 weeks before you start rehab.
I would still go and see a specialist, and personally one of the questions I would ask is how invasive the surgery is, what is the likely rehabilitation period (this depends on the type of tear and procedure) and if there is an increased risk of repetitive injury since you are a softball player.

I hope this information is helpful.

kjwilkin
09-04-2007, 05:49 PM
thanks for the input
like i siad i am pretty much already doing the conservative method and it is not working
second
i can not in any way wait over three years of conservative method
i am a club softball player and i need to get this done and recover as quick as posible

Hi there,

I think you need to be patient with conservative treatment and give it a good go. Sometimes it can take a while. I know you want to get back to softball ASAP but you are better not to rush these things. I am speaking from experience.

Whereabouts are you based ? If you are in Melbourne my physio does a lot of work with baseball and softball players. Let me know if you want their details.

As I said before I'd strongly encourage you to see a sports physician that specialises in shoulders.

Good luck !

softball=love
10-04-2007, 12:39 PM
i leave in this United States and i am trying out for the Arizona national team and there is
know way i can be out for more then months tops!