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rotator cuff torn

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by mike phillips, Mar 16, 2013.

  1. yup. this sucks, and as a diesel mechanic this really sucks. now what can i expect?
  2. Mark Moss

    Mark Moss

    Feb 28, 2005
    Redmond, WA
    Ouch, been there done that, no fun. Gigging darn near put me on a morphine drip. If your doc is on the fence about doing surgery, you may be able to manage it, which is what I did (no surgery) My PT had me working out with a Body Blade and of all the different exercises, etc, I tried this really worked. I noticed big improvement within a week of daily use. I bought one for myself at about $100 and as far as I'm concerned was one of the best investments I ever made. Otherwise, if you go with surgery you should be fine.
  3. MostlyBass


    Mar 3, 2002
    Oak Park, IL
    Ha! I had the same experience with therapy and the BodyBlade. I bought one as well.
  4. i would love to go the no surgery route. pt is what i hope will work.
  5. MostlyBass


    Mar 3, 2002
    Oak Park, IL
    Mine didn't require surgery and I had a torn cuff and a cyst inside the shoulder. PT worked for me :)
  6. sounds like there is hope.
  7. MostlyBass


    Mar 3, 2002
    Oak Park, IL
    Definitely. BUT, see a good orthopedic specialist - one that specializes in shoulders / arms / upper torso.
  8. will do brother. thanks for the help.
  9. Mike in Chicago

    Mike in Chicago Supporting Member

    Apr 3, 2011
    Over the years, I had developed degenerative arthritis in my left shoulder It got so bad I couldn't rotate out...the headstock was always in front of my face. '07 or '08 I had a total shoulder replacement. Happy ever after
  10. glad to hear it my friend.
  11. buzzbass

    buzzbass Shoo Shoo Retarded Flu !

    Apr 23, 2003
    rehabing from it now, 2nd time. PM me offline. I'll give you my cell and we can talk. Don't wait, get it fixed now. Waiting will only make things worse.
  12. buzz you have been pmd
  13. placedesjardins


    May 7, 2012
    After surgery, how long were you doing stretches and light resistance before you were cleared to do everything: exercise, lifting, bass playing, etc.

    I had arthoscopic shoulder surgery a year ago to fix a torn labrum and they also cleaned up shredded cartilage from rough bony surface due to osteo-arthritis.
  14. buzzbass

    buzzbass Shoo Shoo Retarded Flu !

    Apr 23, 2003
    and, replied

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