Rotator Cuff..

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

  1. Salinity

    Salinity Active Member

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    I hear this. 3 days post and while the major overall pain is gone, I definitely feel some pain, tightness and discomfort in places that didn't take a direct hit when I put my shoulder in certain positions, particularly around what I think is the AC joint. Ice and 800mg IB helps, but it looks like a trip to the doc is in order next week to start the evaluation process.
     
  2. Surfnfish

    Surfnfish Active Member

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    yep, don't f*$* around with it..get a diagnosis so you now what you're dealing with..and hopefully nothing major, even a mild AC joint sprain can be painful as hell, so pain level not always the damage indicator..
     
  3. Salinity

    Salinity Active Member

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    So I've been using my time out of the water to tend to some repairs on a couple of boards (picked up an 8-0 beat-on Stewart hydro-glide for effectively $10 that needed a bit of work). Good to get that done - I gotta say, that clear gorilla tape is some magic stuff - had it over more than one minor ding as a precaution for over a year with no water intrusion whatsoever.

    Saw the Ortho yesterday - confirmed AC joint sprain/strain. No issues with rotator cuff, X-rays negative for skeletal issues, no major tear or other damage apparent. To my surprise, when I inquired about activity restrictions, he assured me I am OK TO SURF as long as I can manage the pain, listen to my shoulder (= don't be dumb) and don't mind possibly extending my time frame to completely pain-free a bit. Considering I'll be out of the water for most of July due to work, I think I'm ok with that trade off. Doc put me on a stronger anti-inflammatory (script naproxen) that has already made a big difference overnight. There's another bit of a bump forecast this weekend, so I may give it a careful go at if I can find an easy-entry spot tomorrow. I'll bring the mat with me just in case to extend the water time in case it's too painful. Stoked!
     
  4. ac95

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    Years ago, while training jiu jitsu, my training partner performed an arm bar on me rather quickly. I heard it pop twice. I couldn't even push myself up from the ground. I didn't go to the doctor, I couldn't even lift my arm up past my head the next day. Paddling and surfing actually made it feel better. Not all injuries are the same, but the shoulder is a tricky area. To this day, when ever my shoulder is tweaked or strained, the paddling motion really helps it.
     

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