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Howdy,

Anyone had a torn rotator cuff?

New to me, not sure I've proper torn it and unable to see Doc for a week or so. Anyhoo at 59 apparently it's common. Can be years of wear, an injury or both. Coupla months back a big rusty bolt sheared and sent me reeling. But not sure it started then !?

Got worse to the point of interrupted sleep etc and find I'm holding the arm with other lol it's not really painful just annoying, at certain times with arm bent it kills to raise it, bear in mind it's my drinking hand. Nurses at work say it'll go in a week or 18 months!?

Physio booked Tuesday, being a drama queen I envisage permanent damage with it degenerating. I ain't ready to hang up me spanners just yet so anyone had it and fixed it!?



Thanks in advance
Jimbo
 

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Oh yeah, I completely tore my right rotator cuff about 2 years ago pushing a bodyshell on dollies, I slipped and fell and left my arm behind! I was in absolute agony and had no use in my arm at all, trying to get dressed and undressed was comedy gold, but being a man and all that I thought it'll be alright in a couple of days which turned into it'll be alright in a couple of weeks, you know how it goes.....
Once I got some feeling back I started doing my own little bits of physiology but still in unbelievable pain and discomfort I eventually resorted to a walk-in centre, they confirmed what damage I had done and showed me their physio procedure, things like walking your hand up a wall and touching your opposite shoulder.
Apparently it's common in boxers and fighters and even completely torn muscles can be repaired.
I am now probably 90% sorted but does still ache if I sleep on my right side for too long.
 

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I've torn both of mine, don't remember doing the left but the right one was ridiculously easy and I hear to loud pops before it dropped to my side.

Took then forever to sort as they had to go through NICE protocols. Eventually special ultrasound showed I've ripped the muscle from my upper arm bone and torn the tendon in my back.

I was due an operation but after lots of investigation I decided againt it as it take many months to recover.


I now use a CBDa oil which controls the pain from the tear and just live with it.
 

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Mine went at the age of 52 was off work for a couple of months then a specialist recommended a steroid injection and my god the next day the pain was indescribable but it slightly worked but only for 3/4 months . So far that was 6 months off work .
Then recommended for keyhole surgery so onto a waiting list so finally after about 10 months off work had the operation . Full use of the arm only came about 24 months after the opp. By this time the firm got fed up and pensioned me off with early retirement . So I never worked again ! Just depends what work you do , behind a desk you might be ok , but I was in specialist stainless fabrication .
 

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Mine went about 8 months ago, had about six physio sessions, which got it down to a bearable pain, but was told to buy a hard foam roll and lay flat on your back then roll your back over the roll. I was a bit sceptical at first, and believe it or not it has nearly gone, only the odd flare up if I have been driving long distance.
 

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2 Yeas on I still suffer the niggling ache, don't help when I am using it all the time so not giving it chance to rest.

Even after driving I feel the ache when walking round the shops with wife ( good excuse to hurry up lol )
 

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Blimey, never realised how getting on a bit could be such a pain !!! Thanks for your replies!!

Amazed at how much folks just simply get along with!!!

Saw a lovely French chiropractor in Spain lol,she ripped my limp body to shreds. It is unlikely I have fecked my shoulder, although it is painful to type this with finger (left handed and injury on da left)

She broke my body and said I've twanged a spine nerve, gave me a beating and a Freud moment :(

So thankfully I will nurse the pain (she's lashed my shoulder up) untill it goes.

But from her on in I ain't taking a chance etc.

Cheers
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Don't get any cotisone injections, that the probably the best advice I've got (Any martial arts fellows I knew who had cortisone said it was a waste of time with no result)
I used acupuncture for a seriously wrecked ankle years ago,Don't know if that would be suitable in this case.
 

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The lass did give me a 15 minute acupuncture session, 3 pins in arm 5 in back of neck.

Gotta say, after two 12.50 hour shifts in a dementia ward my arm is fucking aching again.
 

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Mine lasted about 3 months. I did it doing pull-ups in the gym, but probably doing too many too soon. Went to physio for acupuncture 3 times, didn't do a thing, so I stopped going. It went on its own after about 3 months. Rest will usually repair most injuries in my opinion...
 
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