Rotator Cuff tear

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Rotator Cuff tear

Post by Jay&dee » Thu Nov 01, 2018 9:05 pm

Well I guess that getting old one has a price to pay.
I have just been advised that I have a slight Rotator Cuff tear on my right shoulder.
No idea how it happened. Not much pain during the day, but I have a real problem at night once I go to bed.
I can not lay on my back or either side as the pain is very severe.
So I have to prop myself up on 5 pillows so I end up in a reclining position.
This appears to work for me, but then this position is no good for my back problems.
I am told that all my aches and pains are due to Mr Arthritus.
I can have the Rotator cuff repaired but there is about 4 to 6 months of rehabilation so deferrred same until after Christmas.

I am now restricted in a lot of things I wish to do. Bummer!!!!
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Re: Rotator Cuff tear

Post by Lance » Thu Nov 01, 2018 10:47 pm

Been there...done that..... :(
Stay calm Jay, it will settle down and you will survive ;-)
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Re: Rotator Cuff tear

Post by Jay&dee » Fri Nov 02, 2018 6:56 am

Thanks Lance & Anne

I am very positive re the aches and pains.
Good news is I can still play golf albeit,apoor performance.
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Re: Rotator Cuff tear

Post by Archer63 » Fri Nov 02, 2018 6:58 am

I have the same thing...but with my left shoulder.

These tears can happen as a result of even basic stretching which in my case was simply getting up from my work desk and doing arm stretches.

Have had multiple cortisone injections which, if given in the right place, can really help. But as I have recently been excavating around the yard, I have undone the good that the last cortisone shot did.

Have been listed for surgery but last opd appt was told to give it more time and wait and see.

Have heard conflicting reports about the success of the surgery repair, even by the surgeon, but what other option is there other than surgery when pain is almost constant with any sort of arm extension, let alone trying to sleep which is worse.

I feel your pain Jay&Dee.
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Re: Rotator Cuff tear

Post by dogbox » Fri Nov 02, 2018 8:14 am

I had the same problem lived with it for years had the injection an it worked for a while (couple of years) had a second injection no benefit.
had surgery 12 months and a lot of physio an i'm at the point where I feel the surgery was worth it, I was expecting 6-12 weeks to get over it but took nearly a year the older I get the longer it takes to "bounce" back

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Post by J.REEVES » Fri Nov 02, 2018 10:51 am

My wife had her Rotator Cuff virtually completely torn off that’s the tendons that go from the shoulder across towards her neck area.

The repair was what they call a parachute repair. First they rough the bone up and make it all bloody to help the tendons attach or grow to the bone and then pull the tendons over the bone and pin them to the bone with a net laid out like a parachute pulling down to hold the tendons tight against the bone. This is done with keyhole surgery so very little scaring, about five holes.

Now the real secret is the recovery, you must do exactly what the doctor tells you on his instruction sheet. My wife was required to wear a special harness for six weeks day and night. So the nights were very difficult but to her credit she stuck it out. After the harness was removed even her mobile phone was considered too heavy to lift but as the weeks and months went on the pain went and after about eight months she was almost back to normal. She was told she would never be able to serve overhead again at tennis but she can. Virtually twelve months of very intense work week after week at physio following the doctor’s instructions.

Not a good thing to get but the secret is the follow up, do exactly what the doctor instructs.

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Re: Rotator Cuff tear

Post by glanyard » Fri Nov 02, 2018 12:10 pm

:lol: Do yus wanna see me scars? :lol:
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Re: Rotator Cuff tear

Post by dogbox » Fri Nov 02, 2018 2:02 pm

got my own an they are faint

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Re: Rotator Cuff tear

Post by Archer63 » Fri Nov 02, 2018 4:25 pm

glanyard wrote:
Fri Nov 02, 2018 12:10 pm
:lol: Do yus wanna see me scars? :lol:
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Re: Rotator Cuff tear

Post by Frank & Brenda » Fri Nov 02, 2018 5:52 pm

glanyard wrote:
Fri Nov 02, 2018 12:10 pm
:lol: Do yus wanna see me scars? :lol:
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4 to 6 months sounds a bit long, I was back at work in 4 weeks after my repair and that had snapped completely
I was a maintenance man in a school at the time, but it was part time
It's not as daunting as it sounds


Mind you that was nearly 20 years ago, we do bounce back quicker when were younger

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