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Discussion: rotater cuff ughhh!!!!

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March 23, 2008
strap
5 posts
rotater cuff ughhh!!!!
I had my throwing shoulder(right) done 7 months ago.2 large tears that had to have pins inserted and an inch of bone shaved off.i had the left torn(large tear)3 years ago and operated on also.i understand that if you had open surgery(not arthroscopic) which i had,the recovery is longer.I gotta tell you i\'ve been playing like most of us for a very long time and have paid the price--5 knee surgerys,torn bicep tendon,both shoulders,achilles tendon surgery and elbow fusion and possibly turf toe operation and the shoulder has been the worst.I\'m a shortstop who has moved to 2nd base.i\'ts been 8 months on the right arm and have been in the gym most of my life so i am not averse to rehab work.I\'ve found that there is a very thin line between too much and too little strengthening work.I\'m still trying to find the happy medium.It\'s been a struggle and at the 8 month mark I find myself doing strtching exercises that i stopped doing after 2 months.Imust say at this point I\'m disappointed and I\'ve done all that I can.I seem to stay sore no matter if I rest or work it. Good luck to all you fellow shoulder guys in your recovery.I see now why some guys opt for rehab versus surgery even though I had no choice with the severity of it from 2 doctors. keep workin and keep playing.
March 23, 2008
TexasTransplant
Men's 70
420 posts
strap,

Stay with the stretching and other strengthening excercises. They will pay off in the end. My experience was that it took a year to get back to full strength.

Good Luck
March 24, 2008
bogie
Men's 55
154 posts
I don't mean to jump from thread to thread, but after reading shoulder forums, I see there is a % of those with suregery, never recover or retears. Once my 2 tendons completely tore on my right shoulder, the sharp pain went away..no more tearing, but it was very weak. Its amazing that with lifting, I can now throw overhand good enough to catch, pitch or play first..some small pain, but other muscles are doing the work and I hit very well last summer...the inward tendons for movement on hitting were intact. A hitter can change from a front pull to a rear push motion emphasis on the swing..and overcome the weakness...but the pain hampers...I almost wish my left shoudler would tear completely and if it were the same as my right, I could live with it.
But that said, if I were a doctor, I would definately tell everyone to shelf the season, and have the surgery done. I just not that smart..YET. Even though it might work today, the long term affects of missing tendons, are not be good.
Ken Van Bogaert
Roberts 50 major
March 24, 2008
bogie
Men's 55
154 posts
I don't mean to jump from thread to thread, but after reading shoulder forums, I see there is a % of those with suregery, never recover or retears. Once my 2 tendons completely tore on my right shoulder, the sharp pain went away..no more tearing, but it was very weak. Its amazing that with lifting, I can now throw overhand good enough to catch, pitch or play first..some small pain, but other muscles are doing the work and I hit very well last summer...the inward tendons for movement on hitting were intact. A hitter can change from a front pull to a rear push motion emphasis on the swing..and overcome the weakness...but the pain hampers...I almost wish my left shoudler would tear completely and if it were the same as my right, I could live with it.
But that said, if I were a doctor, I would definately tell everyone to shelf the season, and have the surgery done. I just not that smart..YET. Even though it might work today, the long term affects of missing tendons, are not be good.
Ken Van Bogaert
Roberts 50 major
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