Yeah - had successful surgical repair of torn right supraspinatus. Have normal function and no pain on right. But then, unexpectedly and without a particular stress, the left supraspinatus torn. PT and cortisone injection made that pain free, but cortisone has worn off, and even with Naproxen twice daily, still have aching pain and need to be careful with weight even six months after the tear. Not severe, and surgeons not sure they can improve the situation. We'll see what happens.
current weight: 16.9 over
Fitness Minutes: (31,310) Posts: 1,709 7/22/13 11:25 A
You both should be really proud and happy with your progress.
I had a bicept tendon repair in June 2012 which evolved into frozen shoulder. As of today the pain is receding, but it's still worst in bed. My overhead ROM is improving, but I still can't move my arm behind my back. Needless to say I am limited in my workout options. Hopefully it will release on its own at some point and I won't need another operation.
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Pounds lost: 23.2
Fitness Minutes: (31,310) Posts: 1,709 6/14/13 5:43 P
Good to hear about your success, Sara. My shoulder is pain free now, I'm using 5 pound weights for exercise of the small muscles, and have not yet turned to strengthening the big ones (like the deltoids). I'll look for a plan from PT. But I consider the surgery and the follow on PT to be a huge success. I've been riding as well, not felt any limitations yet.
I just read your post and thought you could use some encouragement from another cyclist sans hiker. Two years ago, I tore the supera? muscle from the back of my shoulder in a cycling accident. Surgery was imminent and never did I have pain like after the surgery. When given the P.T. exercises I went overboard (told to cut back by the P.T.). One objective: get back on the bike a.s.p.! I was walking within a few weeks on a flatter pavement surface, then within 3 months of the surgery, I had been taking my bike for a spin around my yard, until I was uncomfortable. My P.T. figured out real quick what I was up to, but due to the duration of exercising that arm thoroughly; he didn't have a problem with it. My final visit with the dr. was 4 months after surgery, when he released me, with high hopes I wouldn't be out there mountain biking (probably my age). That wasn't going to happen! The shoulder gradually had no pain what so ever and actually is stronger. I road bike, mountain bike and hike. I gained weight after the accident. Prior to that I lost 70 pounds. Here it is two years later, and I'm on a roll dropping the weight again. You will regain all and be cycling and loving it! Have a Great Day!
Pounds lost: 35.0
Fitness Minutes: (31,310) Posts: 1,709 4/21/13 10:22 A
I'm about nine months into rehab from surgery to repair one of the rotator cuff muscles on my dominant side that was torn completely in half in a near fall. The pain after surgery was unbelievable. I spent weeks sleeping in a recliner chair. I wore a sling continuously for a month or more, and whenever I was out of the house for a month or so after that. But slowly the PT exercises and range of motion work has led to a fully functional, if not entirely pain free and not fully strong shoulder. If I keep up with the exercises aimed at keeping the scapula tight against my back, things do well. I suspect I'll be doing these exercises forever.
What experience is out there with exercise and progress after six months, after a year? I've got some bicycle riding and hiking ahead of me.
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