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Old 03-24-06, 06:43 PM   #1
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inflamed rotation cuff

Looks like I'm stuck with this on my left shoulder . I have no idea how I got it, but its here.

Does anybody have any advice on how to speed up the recovery process? Or anything helpful?
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Old 03-24-06, 06:58 PM   #2
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I assume you've seen a doctor or have an appointment to see one. Other than to see a doctor, no useful advice, but I hope you get better sooner rather than later.
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Old 03-24-06, 07:10 PM   #3
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yea I will be seeing one if this does not get better at all by next week, when my mother has an appt with a doctor for HER rotation cuff inflamation.
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Old 03-24-06, 07:24 PM   #4
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That sucks dude!

Go easy with taht metal on the CNC aight! (mr. aggresive miller )
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Old 03-24-06, 07:30 PM   #5
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That sucks dude!

Go easy with taht metal on the CNC aight! (mr. aggresive miller )
Luckily for me, I am the point in this adventure that there is no more manual milling necessary. Also a plus, I always use my right side only when turning handles .

Next project will be making a small rover for a friend to roll around above the drop ceiling tiles at school...
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Old 03-24-06, 07:43 PM   #6
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Next project will be making a small rover for a friend to roll around above the drop ceiling tiles at school...
SWEET! Is it gonna have a camera so you can spy on people?! You know, drive it up above the girls bathroom and find a hole in the tiles...
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SWEET! Is it gonna have a camera so you can spy on people?! You know, drive it up above the girls bathroom and find a hole in the tiles...
No, that was not the intent.
I believe I have damn never every part to make this in either my bedroom or basement. There really is no point to this besides the cool factor, and it will make noises above my classroom.
Plus I hear that above one of the classrooms there is a shoe that some kid put above the drop ceiling a few years ago that is still there...I guess we will find out
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Inflamation of he rotator cuff ( bursitus) is something serious that needs to be followed. A PT will show you how to exercise your shoulder to avoid calcium deposit and avoid the pain this can bring you. It is extremely painful when it flairs up and can handicap you. It is pretty common, someone who plays tennis for x amount of years can get it as easily as someone who simply is a side sleeper..
I was diagnose with it last summer on a weekend where my shoulder simply froze, it was my last race of the season, very important race and I woke up with a frozen shoulder giving me more pain then if i was giving birth.. I was on very strong ain killers for 4 days, could absolulty not move that shoulder one centimeter for a week and had a cortizone shot. I was in PT for 6 monts. I now can manage it but my advice to you is don't wait and follow an exercise plan. Your right this will be with you your whole life so learn how to take care of it now.
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Research a while back showed that exercise and surgery had virtually identical success rates for rotator cuff injuries, so I'd recommend the exercise route, which is the way I went. It took many, many weeks of diligent exercise -- multiple reps with very low weights -- but it did get better, and now I have to think hard to work out which shoulder it is that was injured. Get a physio to show you the best exercises and do them religiously. One that helped me was lying on my side with a really light weight in one hand (I used a soup can) and twisting my arm gently from vertical to horizontal and back a few dozen times a couple of times a day. I couldn't move my arm for about a week, couldn't bike for months and couldn't actually sleep on that side for almost a year. But take your time, and it will get better.
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Been there, done that. Reduced training intesnsity, thorough stretching and warmups, aspirin, ice, tons of water really helped arrest the problem.
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I had surgery on the left rotator cuff in '98. It was the most PAINFUL thing I have ever experienced. They had to cut into me FOUR different times in six months. Everything that could go wrong, did. When my right rotator began to give me problems, I went straight to my list of rehab exercises I used after the first cuff surgery, and in four months the pain was gone and no need for surgery. Don't want to do that again.

See a doctor or PT for exercise advise.
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Old 04-02-06, 05:19 PM   #12
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Try a physio who is familiar with swimming injuries. This is a common swimmer's injury. The rotator cuff's job is to keep the shoulder "together", not to do hard work - ie. it is a positioning job. Swimmers get into trouble when they over-use shoulder muscles in their swim stroke. A good swim stroke should get it's power from trunk muscles - large and powerfull. This is basic core stability stuff. If you train for a stong, stable core then the shoulders will have very little to do.
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