Hey there all
I have been training BB for 5yrs and somehow I developed this RC injury on my right shoulder through the gym.
Does it get better over time like other injuries or I just need a surgery?.
What are the chances of my shoulder to get better after surgery? Is there
any other alternatives available?
Perhaps someone who had this injury could help me, f.k.n thing make clicking
sound if I try to do flies movement without any weight eg raise my hand
upright. it seems to get better if I don't train at all, but as soon as I do
even light weights it goes back where it was...its been like this for over
good 2 monthes.
I read heaps of websites regarding this injury and it seems surgery is the
only option out there, but is it a guarantee to make it better than what it
is right now?
normally how long it takes to recover including physio after surgery if need
I am in melbourne just in case you guys/gal wondering.
Originally Posted by reavercop
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As the mechanism of injury is more a degenerative process more than likely with insidious onset (very common in BB), surgery is not reccomended. That is reserved for acute, traumtic onset when you get separation and disruption of the joint capsule and various ligaments. Even in this example it is from grade 3-4 up to a 6 when surgery is required.
Definitely you need conservative management of the entire shoulder girdle/thoracic and cervical complex. For this I would reccomend a multimodal treatment protocol including soft tissue therapy, phonophoresis, spinal manipulation; rotator cuff and shoulder girdle muscle exercises; altering training loads and assesment of the full kinematic chain of the shoulder girdle.
Hope this helps, let me know if you need further details
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With respect to the question of whether you'll need surgery or not:
(1) Imaging can help determine how serious the injury is, esp. ultrasound and MRI scan.
(2) Failed conservative treatment can mean surgery is required. You define what failed is, in terms of how many physio appointments you are prepared to undergo, how many cortisone injections etc. Again, going back to (1), the imaging can help you know when to push on to surgery.
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I would suggest BEFORE any teatment is advised that you get an MRI on your shoulder.
I spent 5 months trying to recover from "supraspinatus tendinitis" (according to the u/s) which incl injections, physio etc...
When I had the MRI (which I asked for) it showed I had a SLAP tear and a posterior suprasp tear. My arm used to click/clunk as well.
It will cost you for the MRI, but in the long term at least you know what the problem is from the word go.