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Thursday, March 21, 2013

Apparently, I've had the rotator cuff problem for 20+ years. It's just getting so bad that I can't stand the pain/weakness, anymore.

WRT baseball and RC: What other sport requires all the players on the field to throw the ball and swing a club?! What other sport generates as high an incidence of RC injury? QED

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    Sounds like it is probably overdue for some attention.
    1862 days ago
    Guess it is time to get this problem solved. Twenty plus years is too long to endure. Wonder what a physio could do forf you?
    1862 days ago
    Good luck with your shoulder!
    1862 days ago
    Kasey, it sounds like just getting older causes tears. I hope you feel better soon Boppy!
    1862 days ago
  • RD03875
    Your quote: "What other sport requires all the players on the field to throw the ball and swing a club?! "
    1862 days ago
    I read that we have minute, microscopic tears developing in all our muscles from the time we're grown, if not from the time we're born. These minute striations don't generally cause problems unless we put the muscle to hard use (think: pitchers or marathoners) - or unless we've reached a certain age where the accumulated micro-tears begin to hurt or to cause a noticeable weakness in using the muscle(s).

    At least, that's what I read.

    I'm not much of a sports fiend, but I think sports medicine is a complex science, especially when it tries to find the middle-ground between strengthening a muscle and overworking / injuring a muscle.

    If it's true about the accumulated micro-tears, then just about any sport will contribute to certain injuries - for example, in the case of torn rotator cuffs (or other shoulder / arm problems), swimming, tennis, weightlifting - to name three of the biggies of the "weekend athlete."

    How, you wonder, do I know this stuff? Hubby has a RCT. He's 67, and it has gotten to the point now where it can disrupt a night's sleep for him. You have my sympathies, Lee. As someone who has seen the effects second-hand, I know it can be miserable to deal with.
    1862 days ago
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