Old Dax wrote:
Glucosamine is supposed to help rebuild cartilage, if your problem ist related to cartilage then it won’t do anything!
So has anyone with a torn labrum experienced a benefit from taking glucosamine? That is what I may have, says my ortho.[/quote]
lol Glucosamine isn’t going to do shit for it. Cartilage doesn’t rebuild as much as people on here are acting like it does. Specially over 25. The only thing I’ve heard of to fix a torn labrum is surgery, they also have some internet stuff out there that supposedly makes your tissues regenerated, but I wouldn’t put to much weight on that.
I’ve had that problem for a few years now, mine is not even completely torn lightly, but light enough so that without any strength the wrong angle will make my shoulder pop out with ease.
The only thing that has helped is strengthening every angle of rotator cuff, and the shoulder. The best exercise place a 25lbs weight on the floor more friction the better, turn it clockwise a few times and counter clockwise a few times. Be sure not to pick it up as your turning it, you want to focus on your rotators. Also look up rotator cuff exercises.
If you bench, switch your technique to power lifting style. Do light dumbell military presses for reps of 20 or better for a while at least a year still go up in weight just don’t jump to 10 rep maxes and stuff.
As far as supplements go 781, I would get those problems checked out QUICK. If your having joint problems to the extent you need fish oil at 21, then your going to be decrepit by time your 40. So if glucosamine doesn’t work then use fish oil, but work your way off it. You need to know what minor inflammation pains your body has so that you can correct the mistakes your making.
You may feel like superman now but so did all those old guys playing with bands that I’m sure you laugh at.