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    I'm comming back from a torn rotator cuff

    and finally after alot of physical therapy had my first real lifting session in about a year and my question is I hit my chest and triceps pretty hard never felt any pain but my shoulder that i tore my rotator cuff in was extremely tight while working out and afterward is this normal and what can I do to loosen it up before and after I lift next time any info will be greatly appreciated.

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    Bump please a little help

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    After I dislocated my shoulder a while back, it helped me to warm up using rubber tubing for resistance, rotating the arm in with constant resistance for a few sets, then out with the resistance for a few sets. This got the joint warm and ready for real weights. It worked for me anyway. Good Luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigJohnE
    After I dislocated my shoulder a while back, it helped me to warm up using rubber tubing for resistance, rotating the arm in with constant resistance for a few sets, then out with the resistance for a few sets. This got the joint warm and ready for real weights. It worked for me anyway. Good Luck!
    thanks bro and any more suggestions from you experts would still be greatly appreciated.

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    do you still do your rehab exercises even though you are done with PT? i would recomend you keep working on the cuff and lift light unitl you are 100%. give it time, its your first day back

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doc.Sust
    do you still do your rehab exercises even though you are done with PT? i would recomend you keep working on the cuff and lift light unitl you are 100%. give it time, its your first day back
    Yes doc I still do my resistance band exercises but the main thing i was concerned about is what I could put on my shoulder to loosen it up for before and after lifting thanks.

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    no prob

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    oh my god, did it take an entire year for ur shoulder to get better? god damnit...ive been suffering from the same injury since june/july

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    Quote Originally Posted by farrebarre
    oh my god, did it take an entire year for ur shoulder to get better? god damnit...ive been suffering from the same injury since june/july
    no it took months for the doc's to finally order a mri I kept telling olm something messed up and they kept telling me just to keep icing it and don't lift but it never got better so I was like wtf mri doc and then I found out the bad news and it depends on how bad the tear is for how long your comeback will be and I guess depends on the person so good luck on a fast recovery.

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    I would still like to know what would be the best stuff to put on my shoulder before and after lifting to loosen it up I did back biceps today and my shoulder feels great but sunday is legs shoulders and i'm sure i'll need something before shoulders to loosen it up so please a lil help guys or girls on what's the best to loosen it up thanks.

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    what did the doc say when they found out it was a torn rotator cuff? did u get any medication or did they just tell you do do those exercises??

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    Quote Originally Posted by farrebarre
    what did the doc say when they found out it was a torn rotator cuff? did u get any medication or did they just tell you do do those exercises??
    I got to pick surgery or intense physical therapy because surgery is no guarantee either so the physical therapist told me to hit my back twice a weak that I need to get my back stronger than everything else and then less likely to reinjure shoulder and i'm not lifting extremely heavy or anything either today just second session went great if you need in more info just ask bro.

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    god damnit, i just paid loads to buy gear for a new cycly, my doc told me that she thinks ill be back in the gym within a couple of weeks...that whore... god damnit...

    How serious was ur injury? were u even able to move ur arm ? i mean if u got to pick surgery then it had to be real bad ???

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    Quote Originally Posted by farrebarre
    god damnit, i just paid loads to buy gear for a new cycly, my doc told me that she thinks ill be back in the gym within a couple of weeks...that whore... god damnit...

    How serious was ur injury? were u even able to move ur arm ? i mean if u got to pick surgery then it had to be real bad ???
    I still can't sleep on it if that tells you anything and like pec dec 20lbs would kill it in that range of motion the same way on incline shoulder press but mine was considered a mild tear that's why I chose not to have surgery but if mine was mild I would have hate to of had a really bad tear but I tell your doc you want to go to a shoulder specialist and get an Mri just to be on the safe side if the specialist is good more than likely can tell you what's wrong even before the mri mine could.

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    ok thnx bro, my doc told me it was an inflammation, got pills 4 times and 1 cortison shot, did get better for a while now it hurts a bit again, but i dont think mine is as bad as urs, i can work the shoulders, bicep, tricep without it hurting or anything, but yeah ill do that thnx again bro

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    Quote Originally Posted by farrebarre
    ok thnx bro, my doc told me it was an inflammation, got pills 4 times and 1 cortison shot, did get better for a while now it hurts a bit again, but i dont think mine is as bad as urs, i can work the shoulders, bicep, tricep without it hurting or anything, but yeah ill do that thnx again bro
    no problem man anytime pm me if you have any questions about your shoulder down the road.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hackamaniac
    no problem man anytime pm me if you have any questions about your shoulder down the road.

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    thnx alot bro i appreciate it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hackamaniac
    I would still like to know what would be the best stuff to put on my shoulder before and after lifting to loosen it up I did back biceps today and my shoulder feels great but sunday is legs shoulders and i'm sure i'll need something before shoulders to loosen it up so please a lil help guys or girls on what's the best to loosen it up thanks.

    Hack
    i like to use ice and some "bio freeze" if you cant get a hold of biofreeze i would use the odorless ben-gay or icy hot like gel. also stretch lightly .

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    I'm in the same boat, but I possibly have a torn labrum cause my shoulder is clicking when i rotate it. I go for a arthrogram 2 days before christmas for my right shoulder, i have full motion and shit of my arm, but boy did i get weaker, and its alot of pain. All i can say is patience, I've been doing the exercises for about 3 weeks now - building strength back, hopefully i'll recover.

    I'll let you guys know

    take care of those injuries, go easy till it feels good guys..

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    Quote Originally Posted by monster.
    I'm in the same boat, but I possibly have a torn labrum cause my shoulder is clicking when i rotate it. I go for a arthrogram 2 days before christmas for my right shoulder, i have full motion and shit of my arm, but boy did i get weaker, and its alot of pain. All i can say is patience, I've been doing the exercises for about 3 weeks now - building strength back, hopefully i'll recover.

    I'll let you guys know

    take care of those injuries, go easy till it feels good guys..
    the clicking thingy, i have that too.. hm hm, whats a torn labrum ?

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    labrum is the cartilige that the ball and socket rides on, part of it is connected to bicep tendon i believe. I bet you never heard of a juicehead with bad joints!!!! haha I can just advise rest, i've taken about 2 months off so far, and will take as much as needed. I'm not worried bout a small break, i am worried about ****ing my shoulder up more, and never being able to train again..

    be smart, i'll let yall know

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    i think i have a rotator cuff problem too. it hurts on shoulder day and incline bench. and with no weight if i try to outstretch my arm it hurts a little, some days are terrible. ive been taking aleve and/or motrin and icing it a little. is this something that might just go away? honestly i can deal with the pain, just dont want to injure myself permanently.

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    i started doing exercises for the rotator cuff problem, and my shoulders are alot better than couple of weeks ago. monster. ive been like this since june/july, so ive done loads of resting and loads of medication aswell.. i just hope it gets better soon..

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    shoulder injuries take along time to heal, i had a partial tear in my cuff 3 years ago, it was so bad i couldn't put my car in gear with my rt arm, i had to use my left for 6months, and it took another 6months to fully heal. i tried to lift through it , but mynumbers droped drasticaly light weights is what got me through and it sucked, but i had no choice. be patient and give it time, its all you can do Farrebarre

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    Doc.Sust I sent you a private message could you please write back

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