Rotator Cuff Question - page 2

I think I may have torn my rotator cuff, or it is pretty inflamed, at the least. I have been having trouble with my right shoulder for a year or so, and attributed it to my job (mail... Read More

  1. by   P_RN
    Add me to the rotator cuff injury list. Slip and fall forward onto outstretched arm. Fortunately there are several of the best sports medicine orthopods where I am, and the o ne I chose is internationally known. So it's pretty much healed now. Remember all orthos are not the same so get one that knows shoulders.
  2. by   Disablednurse
    Just be sure to be very gung ho with the therapy and do the exercises no matter how hard and you will be good as new. I will keep you in my prayers, because I know the wait is horrible.
  3. by   DebsZoo
    Originally posted by Disablednurse
    Just be sure to be very gung ho with the therapy and do the exercises no matter how hard and you will be good as new. I will keep you in my prayers, because I know the wait is horrible.
    Thank you
    Yes, that's what the Dr. said also, as long as I am on top of the exercises,things should go well.
    I have a good goal !!
  4. by   psychonurse
    My father had to have both of his shoulders worked on and he had the pt and the whole bit. I hope that I never have trouble with my shoulders after all the trouble that I have had with my knee. I am a othopedics best friend. I know that I bought the one here in town his new car back a few years ago between my knee and my carpel tunnel. Best of luck to you during your surgery and recovery I will be thinking about you....
  5. by   DebsZoo
    Bump....A question

    My surgery is scheduled for Friday (11th), I went in for preadmission tests, and was told if I get sick that I have to call them to cancel (last Friday). I laughed, because I never am sick (rarely, anyway) and of course, I woke up with a killer head cold Sunday a.m. I have been dousing myself with Tylenol cold Day and Night, every 4hours. The cold is almost kicked out, but I have a cough still. I REALLY don't want to postpone this
    Opinions?
    And what might be complications if I didn't say anything.
    Side note, I will have a local anesthetic, not general.
    Thanks for any help/opinions, in advance.
  6. by   coffeehound
    Bump, bump!

    How are you feeling? Is the surgery a go? I've been following this thread and just wanted you to know you will be in my thoughts tomorrow.

    Here's to a speedy recovery and 100% ROM
  7. by   DebsZoo
    Thanks, coffeehound <love your name>
    Yes, I talked to the office and they said come anyway, and, as of right now the worst of the cold seems to be gone.
    I'll post as soon as I am able when I get home. Scheduled for 11:30 tomorrow a.m.
  8. by   Kathy Gallimore
    Hey don't worry you don't know for sure yet. Have you thought of trying glucosamine? I take this and it works great for me. About 19 years ago a doctor that I worked with in the OR wanted to work on my shoulder for a rotator cuff. I chose not to have it done and have done fairly well by not having the surgery. Surgery is not always the answer. I have many other problems even including 4 herniated disc in my back. Neurosurgeon wanted to work on it last year but I toughed it out. I was laid up for about 6 months but I haven't had surgery yet. With the right exercise, proper rest and just taking vitamins and herbs have done wonders for me. Try Glucosamine with Una de Gato by Nature Sunshine. You can find them on the internet. Let me know if you can't get hold of them. Try www.naturesunshine.com . Good luck hope you get well and have a great time at nursing school. Kathy

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