I'm so pleased that my sports physician was able to help you. It really makes a big difference in seeing someone good. I think it gives you new hope.
Like you I have loose ligaments and developed poor posture over time. I've had my surgery and already noticing a big difference.
Let us know how you go with the physio.
I agree with the no pill opinion. I feel bad enough without getting the neausea from anti-inflam. I feel the best remedy is to have good support and understanding in family. friends, physios doctors and ofcourse its a great relief to know all you guys are out there going through the same experience as I am.
I have exactly the same problem have had some Chinese massage and acupuncture with some relief but had to put that on hold because of an appendix operation. The massage is extremely painful as it involves scraping and cupping so I am reluctant to continue with it.
My problem has been diagnosed as an inflammed bursa (and possibly low level frozen shoulder). I am going to make an appointment with a sports physician this week to see if it can be treated.
Hi there,Originally Posted by kfw
I think you're definitely doing the right thing in going to see a sports physician. Whereabouts are you based ? I have a great sports physician in Melbourne. Let me know if you want his details.
By seeing a sports physician they will be able to help you to get to the bottom of the problem instead of using temporary measures.
Good luck !
Thanks - I live in Sydney. Think I will try Orthosports at Concord.
You can also try North Sydney Orthopaedic and sports medicine centre too. Seamus Dalton specialises in shoulder rehabilitation and is very good.
Well interestly I found that swimming is bad if you have joint instability. You need to find a good sports doctor, in Sydney there are a lot of them. I see Dr Seamus Dalton out at the North Sydney Orthopaedic and Sports MEd Centre. He has been very good to me.. I would also ask Dr Dalton to refer you to a physio who has a good understanding of shoulder injuries. After all shoulder injuries are one of the most complex injuries to solve so you really need someone who thinks outside the box.
For treatment well I have a joint instability and I have been mainly seeing a physiotherapist which is complemented by a strength based training program. I have increased my scap stability greatly over the last year which is phenomenal after being stuck on therabands for almost 2 years and 1-2 kg weights for another year. Acupuncture can be helpful but you need to find an acupuncturist who treats sports injuries. I'm not particularly keen on cupping as I haven't found it helps. It's supposed to help reduce inflammation but I've found I've been more sore afterwards and the benefits are unclear to me. Chinese massage is good but really you need to find someone who is trained in this properly and treats muscular injuries.
Hope this helps. I think that it takes time and once you have a good team of specialists along with family support and the perception that things will get better, you will feel much better. Also if you have undiagnosed shoulder pain, you may want to ask your physio to look at the thoracic as I have found that it can refer pain into the .