/ Rotor Cuff Injury
I have after several visits to Doctors and Hospital I have been diagnosed as having a rotor cuff injury. I have been offered two alternative treatments.
1. A course of ultrasound and phsio sessions
2. Steroid injections
I am thinking that option 1 would be best, any thoughts?
Start with 1, move to 2 if unsuccessful.
Caveat exemptor - 1 will only work if you actually do your exercises religiously
That is exactly whst the Doctor said.
mine took 2 years to heal,not good
Mine has taken 3 months to heal up to a 90% strength level. Still a few stress positions it doesn't like, but strong enough for most activities (i.e. not done a high brace in the kayak yet!)
Get your theraband, do the exercises. Yes, they'll hurt, yes they'll work.
Keep it up!
theraband everyday - look for exercises on the articles here
Mine is injured also, but miles better since ive started therabanding
Did mine 2 years 8 months ago. Had ultrasound, physio, steroid injection, the lot.
Operation is next Thursday.....
Thanks for the honest replies, I doubt many UKC contributers help out at the Samaritans. To the post which said I am now back to 90%, I only climbed VS on a good day with the wind blowing in the right direction before the injury. As for the time taken to recover, I could well be collecting my pension before I am back climbing routes in the Lancashire Quarries.
I may need to take up sailing.
Dude it is ukclimbing not uksamaritans. These people who took time to give their view to allow you to be realistic about what is ahead are doing so in response to you asking "any thoughts?".why the sarkiness?
Option 1, put depends ultimately what grade of injury.
Wiki says (and this pretty much fits with what I learnt after same injury and surgery)
full-thickness tear demonstrated clinically;
failure to improve after six–eight weeks of physical therapy;
activity levels requiring use of the shoulder.
I was joking, The views expressed are correct and honest. :)
The Doctor has decided on option 1, I have ten ultrasound and physio appointments on consecutive days. Then I go back for another assessment.
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