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Anybody Ever Come Back From a Shoulder Injury?


#1

Anyone have a shoulder joint issue and come back from it? Jeez does it hurt to do regular stuff let alone any lifting.


#2

Not with out surgery! Have had both rotator cuffs repaired over my life


#3

Yes but perhaps I was not injured that badly. Still it months of absolute rest and pain during sleep.
I did or needed to just pushups. So I avoided bench pressing for years. Doing the bench press very slowly and deliberaltely on the descent say 3 seconds down helped to get benching again. Also face-pulls and shoulder raises with little weights.


#4

But you were able to go back to life as normal after the surgies? I’m having major anxiety over these issues. I’m going to the doctor tommorow for x-ray and consultation. I just hope I can be fixed.


#5

You can almost always be fixed. Relax. See what the DR says then strap yourself in and do the work to be better than ever.

If you’re screwed, find a different goal and crush that.


#6

Ha thanks man! I appreciate the kind words. My pastor got a shoulder replacement and it freaked me out a little.


#7

Dr said x-ray showed nothing out of the usual but shoulder joints are loose. Prescribed PT and anti-inflamatory med. hope to get back to normal. Thank you all for the advice and reassurance.


#8

The mind can play evil tricks. Quick healing to you.


#9

Definitely! Left shoulder repair is about 8 years old and the right is about 1 1/2 years old. Gotta have a great PT in my opinion and you have to be willing to do the work.


#10

I had surgery in 2004 to tighten my shoulder up. I had frequent subluxations prior to that. I was on the shelf for 3 months and told to wear a sling for most of that. I did extensive rehab during those 3 months and back in the weight room the day I was released. I was told not to go past parallel on bench but that was my only restriction. Everything came back quickly once I got back in the gym. Good luck!


#11

You need to take a oral steroid. Just one or two pills. And that will increase blood flow enough to heal naturally. I pulled a tendon in shoulder once had frozen shoulder.