Rotator Cuff

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Rotator Cuff

Postby Symo_Back » Sun Oct 01, 2017 6:17 am

So had a rotator cuff injury that I am going to receive (v expensive) treatment through BUPA for.
However that is now compounded by my slam at XC yesterday - woke up this morning, and yes arm out at 90 degrees rotate thumb to floor ouchy. Looks like I have twin injuries - will be away from skating for approx 3 months I reckon, will get a doctors appointment soon.
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Re: Rotator Cuff

Postby jeremyb » Mon Oct 02, 2017 9:19 am

Nasty! I've just started aikido at 43, my son (9) has been doing it for a while and I thought I'd give it a crack too, already injured my shoulder and feeling like crap now :( Off to the docs this week as it's been a couple of weeks off now and still not much better :(
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Re: Rotator Cuff

Postby Brian S » Fri Oct 06, 2017 10:45 pm

I did my rotator cuff in a while back, had lots of physio, the effects lasted for around a year & still not right for a while, but I was 51, I think 3 months is optimistic if your going to be using it it a sporting manner or giving it further grief through it , stopped me relearning hand plants unfortunately, once you've done it it's far more likely to happen again apparently
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Re: Rotator Cuff

Postby Symo_Back » Tue Oct 10, 2017 3:24 pm

Brian S wrote:I did my rotator cuff in a while back, had lots of physio, the effects lasted for around a year & still not right for a while, but I was 51, I think 3 months is optimistic if your going to be using it it a sporting manner or giving it further grief through it , stopped me relearning hand plants unfortunately, once you've done it it's far more likely to happen again apparently


Apparently you can strengthen the muscles around it to reinforce the shoulder (talking to my Ortho Surgeon).
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Re: Rotator Cuff

Postby Symo_Back » Fri Oct 13, 2017 6:00 pm

So I have been for my uber expensive BUPA appointment (not too bad been with this firm for 7 years paying a tenner a month) and had a Corticosteroid injection into the worst (longest in pain), under ultrasound. Turns out it's a bursitis causing the pain owing to injury.

Out for 4 weeks minimum whilst it heals.
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Re: Rotator Cuff

Postby SidcupSlam » Sat Oct 14, 2017 10:25 am

I took a look at this post on Wednesday as I was intrigued to know what a rotator cuff was having never heard of it before. 48 hours later I’m sitting in the minor injury unit at Barts after taking a nasty slam on Thursday night being told I have a rotator cuff injury!

Honestly, I’m not trying to jump on the rotator cuff bandwagon. It actually happened that way. At least I now know what a rotator cuff is :|
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Re: Rotator Cuff

Postby Symo_Back » Sat Oct 14, 2017 12:49 pm

SidcupSlam wrote:I took a look at this post on Wednesday as I was intrigued to know what a rotator cuff was having never heard of it before. 48 hours later I’m sitting in the minor injury unit at Barts after taking a nasty slam on Thursday night being told I have a rotator cuff injury!

Honestly, I’m not trying to jump on the rotator cuff bandwagon. It actually happened that way. At least I now know what a rotator cuff is :|


Only the cool kids get them you know. :o

Today my right arm is useless, little movement causes pain. Makes the left one hardly seem bad.

I was told yesterday it would hurt then get better, but when it gets better that is the time to DO NOTHING as generally people start trying to use it within 2-3 weeks then injure themselves as the muscle is not properly healed.

Good luck right now I would settle for it being merely agony instead of faint inducing.
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Re: Rotator Cuff

Postby SidcupSlam » Sat Oct 14, 2017 7:47 pm

Thanks for the advice Symo. I'm literally feeling your pain at the moment. I almost passed out this morning with the pain as I tried to put a sweatshirt on. Hopefully with the benefit of some bupa treatment you've got the best chance of a full recovery. I've still got to wait a few days to see the orthopedic specialist before I get a sense of how long I'm going to be out of action. Hopefully its a light tear of the tendons rather than a full on rupture.
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Re: Rotator Cuff

Postby Symo_Back » Sat Oct 14, 2017 8:11 pm

Mate, I hope you get a good specialist. Truth is I could cope until the injection into the muscle, now everything hurts, pain in the bicep is worse, pain on the top of the shoulder is worse and the back ( scapula ) is f***ing hell.
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Re: Rotator Cuff

Postby SidcupSlam » Sat Oct 14, 2017 11:19 pm

Jeez, that sounds bloody awful. As you said it gets worse before it gets better. You might be back on the board within a month so hopefully that will keep you sane over the next few days.

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Re: Rotator Cuff

Postby SidcupSlam » Sun Dec 17, 2017 11:54 am

Two months after my rotator cuff tear, my physio is starting to have positive effects. I’m not 100% yet but I’m feeling ready to get back on a transition. Had a few kerb sessions to get back in the swing but still have some concerns about bailing and being able to roll on my shoulder. I’ve no idea how effective this Demon shoulder brace will be but at least I’ve taken some precaution to protect my shoulder from direct impact. The padding is made of D30, similar to VPD padding which has saved my hips on many occasions via my POC ski shorts.

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I’ll let you know how I get on (once the weather sorts itself out).
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Re: Rotator Cuff

Postby Symo_Back » Tue Dec 19, 2017 2:06 pm

My recovery is going negatively - having two small kids does not help as they are constantly requiring me to lift, or stretch to reach into the cot etc.
Plus my BUPA cover going the way of the Dodo as it looks like I will be made redundant. Need to get an injection into my neck.

Positives - my orthopedic surgeon has reviewed my MRI taken two years ago and this year and can see little change. So it looks like physio. (and injection to my neck).
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Re: Rotator Cuff

Postby SidcupSlam » Wed Dec 20, 2017 11:43 pm

Sorry to hear that mate. The physio is a tough slog but it does seem to be (slowly) getting the desired effect. There’s also the therapeutic value you get from feeling that your able to influence the recovery instead of waiting for it to heal itself.

I hope the physio goes well and you start seeing some improvement.
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Re: Rotator Cuff

Postby Symo_Back » Mon Feb 05, 2018 11:22 am

Update,

Piss poor at following my physio (which I am now losing - thanks Brexit).
Now need an injection in each side of my neck and one in my lumbar. :shock:

Fuck this shite.
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Re: Rotator Cuff

Postby SidcupSlam » Fri Apr 27, 2018 6:21 pm

Torn it again. Same shoulder. Utterly fucked off at the prospect of 3 months out action again.
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Re: Rotator Cuff

Postby reckless toboggan » Fri Apr 27, 2018 9:08 pm

Fuck. Sorry to hear Sidcup.

Keep your head up and heal fast.
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Re: Rotator Cuff

Postby SidcupSlam » Fri Apr 27, 2018 11:20 pm

Cheers mate. Currently medicated on red wine. Waiting to see how bad it is tomorrow morning :|
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Re: Rotator Cuff

Postby reckless toboggan » Sat Apr 28, 2018 12:29 am

They say laughter is the best medicine...I say laughter is a close second to red wine in that regard.
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Re: Rotator Cuff

Postby SidcupSlam » Sat Apr 28, 2018 1:46 am

w~
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Re: Rotator Cuff

Postby Corey » Sat Apr 28, 2018 8:09 am

SidcupSlam wrote:Torn it again. Same shoulder. Utterly fucked off at the prospect of 3 months out action again.


That sucks man! Heal up fast!
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Re: Rotator Cuff

Postby undertime » Sat Apr 28, 2018 7:55 pm

Hope the head pain was worse than the muscle one this morning Sidcup. w~

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Re: Rotator Cuff

Postby SidcupSlam » Sat Apr 28, 2018 8:41 pm

Thanks for all of your support guys. It’s been a pretty painful day (and I don’t mean the hangover :lol: )
Early signs are promising though and it’s not as severe an injury as my original tear. I’m aiming to be back on the board in a month even though I know to fully recover it will take a lot longer than a month. It’s a bit of a risk but as long as I don’t slam I reckon I can get away with it. I do tend to slam quite a lot though :|
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Re: Rotator Cuff

Postby Symo_Back » Sat Jul 21, 2018 9:10 am

Repair ongoing, have a fantastic NHS physio who is getting my neck and shoulders sorted; she focused on my neck first and we are only just starting rotator cuff repairs.
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Re: Rotator Cuff

Postby Mark_81 » Sat Jul 21, 2018 9:32 am

Good to hear dude :)


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Re: Rotator Cuff

Postby SidcupSlam » Sat Jul 21, 2018 10:48 am

Good to hear Symo, it’s been a long slog for you so it’s great to know you are progressing.
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Re: Rotator Cuff

Postby Symo_Back » Mon Jul 23, 2018 9:34 am

Thanks guys; its been a case of doing the physio excercises (which hurt like hell) and padding up for knee slides.
Also managing to start getting over my fake at speed fear which means starting to hit transition again.
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Re: Rotator Cuff

Postby warwick » Fri Oct 12, 2018 4:19 pm

Hmmm... I think I have a rotator cuff problem now. Hurt my shoulder doing inverts 3-4 months ago and I’ve had shoulder and bicep pain and a stiff neck on and off ever since. Maybe I should get it checked out.


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Re: Rotator Cuff

Postby SidcupSlam » Tue Oct 16, 2018 10:22 pm

The symptoms are consistent with a rotator cuff injury. If you have health insurance from work it’s worth getting a physio to take a look. Most RC injury’s can be treated through physiotherapy in a 2-3 months. Leaving it to heal on its own is rarely successful.
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Re: Rotator Cuff

Postby warwick » Wed Oct 17, 2018 6:02 pm

Thanks - I’ll start off by going to the GP and then taking it from there


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Re: Rotator Cuff

Postby Mark_81 » Sat May 25, 2019 7:33 pm

Had a slam this morning at my local bowl :(
Led there groaning on the floor at 7am is not ideal..... thinking what just happened & is it ever worth it! Well skinned knees & elbow - was wearing wrist guards so that all good but I’m sure they didn’t help with my now sore rotator cuff injury. I’ve had worse as I can still lift my arm above my head which is painful but bearable. Ice it up tonight & leta see what tomorrow brings.

P.S it is worth it... it’s my identity.

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Re: Rotator Cuff

Postby Mr J » Sun May 26, 2019 6:14 am

Mark_81 wrote:.. groaning on the floor at 7am is not ideal..... thinking what just happened & is it ever worth it!


yes I've been there. The last time it happened, while I was on the tram from skatepark to A&E, I decided it was time to give skating away. Surfing has been my main focus the last few years and the skateboard was stopping me from doing that.

Mark_81 wrote:P.S it is worth it... it’s my identity.
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Of course its worth it. By the time I got to A&E I had changed my mind. I reasoned that the many hours of enjoyment the skateboard had given me, more than outweighed the pain. It also helps keep me fit. If its your identity then there should be no considering giving up. I guess you will be spending some time with the rubber tubing rotator cuff exercises now - I know about them.
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Re: Rotator Cuff

Postby Mark_81 » Sun May 26, 2019 11:03 am

I hear you Mr J - Ha & yes I’m already on the rubber band regime. :) happy shredding,


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