Rotator Cuff..

Discussion in 'Surfing' started by Surfnfish, May 9, 2017.

  1. Veterano

    Veterano Active Member

    793
    160
    Aug 29, 2013
    Surfnfish, my surgically repaired Rotator is my good shoulder now. Same age as you and cut out near all activities that could injure me easily, after several surgeries, long ago to save my body for surfing
    But I get hurt a lot just doing that! Get down here next winter and I'll commiserate with you. The sun and my wife's needle work will lift the pain.
     
  2. Surfnfish

    Surfnfish Active Member

    577
    176
    Feb 6, 2015
    that would be good..love to do it. Yea, gotta prioritize what to save the body for..should have given up my love for snowboarding out of bounds earlier then I did..cost me some damage and a few surgeries I would have liked to have avoided..
     
  3. Fishy

    Fishy Active Member

    463
    74
    Aug 22, 2014
    Ping Pong. Had a physical therapist who swore that playing ping pong is the perfect rehab activity for rotator cuff, once you get some motion back.
    You'll probably be able to fish before you surf. Underhand casting....
    Body surfing with one hand down by your side is also possible with good fins, although you'd want to wait till you get good range of motion just in case.
    And there's always porn,...
     
  4. Surfnfish

    Surfnfish Active Member

    577
    176
    Feb 6, 2015
    lol...
     
  5. deemce

    deemce Active Member

    679
    101
    May 18, 2010
    USA Pennsylvania
    Agree about the exercises for recovery of motion. My wife hurt her shoulder about 6 months ago and we ignorantly "babied it to let it heal". What a huge mistake that we learned from. The babying turned into a frozen shoulder that prevents full range of motion. Months of PT and finally she can get her arm almost straight up now. Moral of this story, hurt your shoulder....see a PT and don't baby it right away.
     
  6. ekim

    ekim Member

    280
    18
    Oct 14, 2015
    Just f#@#% my shoulder up again. Started with a snowboarding dislocation years ago. Ironically fucked it up at the beach house the night before a surf. Waves were no good so stayed up too late playing board games with the boys , maybe too many beers. Slipped down the stairs in the dark.Idiot... It's been 5 weeks now and I've been healing then slowly stretching. Ready for PT now. Any tips? Never went to a doctor. Hang in there SF. Maybe we can hook up when yours / my shoulders are better. Really sucks.In the meantime might sell my board we ordered together in lieu of a knee paddler. I'd imagine that position is much easier on the cuff.
     
  7. Surfnfish

    Surfnfish Active Member

    577
    176
    Feb 6, 2015
     
  8. Surfnfish

    Surfnfish Active Member

    577
    176
    Feb 6, 2015
    sorry to hear, Mike. Once dislocated shoulders tend to jam more easily, much like an initial badly rolled ankle can become chronic. And not uncommon to tear the labrum during a dislocation. While still sore, should ice it several times a day to reduce inflamation.


    Wife is a former orthopedic sports med nurse (used to work for the 49er docs during their heyday), daughter a PT and tri-athlete, their mantra is ice, ice, and ice some more for any injury..keep our freezer loaded with those large black PT ice paks.


    Once your shoulder is feeling better, pick up some Thera-bands, start with yellow, the lightest, then go to blue. Start with internal and external excercises, and do both shoulders, every other day:

    If able to do this and shoulder progresses well, can move to additional exercises, there are 5 basic moves that hit all 3 rotator and primary muscle groups.

    I've dealt with back, knees, hip, ankles..shoulder injuries easily suck the worse..
     
    ekim likes this.
  9. Veterano

    Veterano Active Member

    793
    160
    Aug 29, 2013
    Two very different schools of thought on ice. Western vs Eastern. In traditional Chinese medicine they say; "ice is for dead people".
    Since my wife received her doctorate in TCM and began her practice, I'm pretty much full Eastern on most all injuries. I will use ice on an injury immediately after it occurs, but never again after that. Heat and more heat.
    But as the song says; "whatever gets you through the night" .....
     
  10. poidog

    poidog Active Member

    318
    35
    Sep 7, 2010
    Hey Vet -- how do you apply the heat?
     

Share This Page