Hello everyone, i am 16 years old around 5 10 215 pounds. Last football season in the fall i had a mild AC joint seperation ( at least what the doctor though) i took 8 weeks rest, and the shoulder never healed. I recieved to sets of cortizone shots, and this didnt help much with the pain.
The next solution was surgery, to remove my clavicle. The time of healing for the surgery was 2-3 months. I had asked my doctor for a referal to PT, but he said it was not neccassary. After 3 months my shoulder still seems tender, not fully healed. At about 3 and a half months i didnt have full range of motion, clicking and cracking noises, and still very tender.
I went back to him and my doctor said give it more time. He said i could lift, jus as long as its not shoulder direct work. So i do triceps, biceps, alot of forearms, and lower body, and some rows.
Finaly i thought i needed a second opinion about my condition and if football this fall was still a chance. I went and seen another orthopedic doctor from a city that was a little further away. This doctor was the best doctor i have ever had, he was very knowledgable and straight foreward. He had worked for the navy seals for 12 years.
We talked for around an hour about me, football, and my future. He did a bunch of range of motion test, strenth test and he came to a conclusion he believes at the same time of my AC joint seperatation he believes i might have torn my ( sorry i forget the exact word maybe someone can help me out) Liabriam ?
He said sometimes with a joint seperation u can tear this. And the hard thing about this is that it doenst show up on MRI,s unless u get gaddriniom shot in ur shoulder. And i never had that done i jus had a regular MRI.
I am wondering if anyone has any idea what might be going on ( i know none of u are doctors, but i mean from personal expirience and stuff) and some advice on how to deal with this. The last couple of days i have been really confused on what to do. It was last fall i had hurt my shoulder, i have seen 4 doctors, and im still back to sqaure one with football starting in about a month.
I know ill no more from my MRI results and talking to the doc again. but i like to hear some diff opinions from ppls personal expierence.
yah i forgot something to . The doctor that i had jus seen for the second opinion, he is confused on why the doctor who did my surgery made about a 2 inch incision and didnt use a scope?