Hey all. i recently hyperextended my shoulder in a bike crash and was diagnosed with a torn labrum through am MRI . The docotor asked if a ever hurt my shoulder before (many times but never as bad as this- within 10 minutes i basically lost all movemnt of my left arm) and said although he could make the case for surgery we should treat it conservativly first.
Well, it has been a little under three weeks and i am begining to feel that my labrum has probably had tears in it all along, not just from this crash. To me it seems what hurts is more muscular- the front and rear delts, pec major/minor area, a bit of tricep and a “full” swollen feeling where my arm hits the side of my torso near the lats.
It feels as if all the muscles that help resist hyperextnsion (not sure if this correctly terminology btw but i imagine if i had some awesome pushing strength this could have been avoided) were stretched and torn past there breaking point. is this possible?
Would an MRI show damage and could the doc have overlooked it on the prints? There was no evidence of RC tears and after about 2 and a half weeks i have nearly a full range of “somewhat” pain free motion in my shoulder joint.
Lifting light weights over my head actuall feels kind of good. The two movments that that have not improved are reaching around my back to touh my other shoulder (this hurts my front delt like hell) an abducted my arm across my body.
However, i do not feel any instabilty in the joint or popping,clicking, catching apprehension etc. that seems to go along with a torn labrum. the pain feels sharp at times it never seems like “deep” pain or as if it is happening at the GH joint; it feels more like my muscles are torn.
When i take in a deep breath i feel a fullness and dull pain in my shoulder/chest (this is what makes me think i mave hurt the pecs). for all i know i could be experencing referred pain but was hoping some of you could let me know what you think of my situation.