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        03-17-2014, 01:54 AM
      #21
    Weanling
    Don't be nervous :)

    I actually really enjoyed physio before. I don't know if they do the same things to the back, but they always helped relieve the pain after with some suction thingy and ice.

    But anyways, is it normal for them to suggest physio if they don't know the complete story yet?

    I hope you feel better. That type of pain can drive you insane.
         
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        03-24-2014, 11:51 AM
      #22
    Foal
    Hmm I’m not sure if it’s normal or not… This was my first time going in.

    And I was nervous anyway lol, but I’m so glad I went. The physiotherapist was wonderful and gentle. He took a long time listening to me and offered me the best explanation I’ve been given of what’s probably wrong, and better yet, ways to ease it.

    He says when I initially injured my shoulder 3 years ago he thinks I injured the main muscle attaching to the scapula and it was never able to fully regain strength and function… So all the other smaller muscles on the right side of my back went into overdrive to compensate and have been stretched to the max and injured over the years, causing the pain and that side to be rock hard. In addition with the main shoulder muscle compromised the smaller muscles weren’t able to prevent my pectoral and front muscles from pulling my shoulder forward and causing it to rotate, impinging that shoulder and arm.

    He says with the length of time it’s been it’s not as easy as one injury or problem… It’s many combinations of problems that will take a long time and effort to recover from. We’re just trying to get my back muscles to release right now and once the pain gets better we’re going to work on regaining strength in that arm and my right side back muscles.

    So I have lots of “homework” stretches and exercises ug. But it’s helping slowly. And yup I was sure sore after my first visit- but an achy normal sore not the sharp biting pain I’ve been getting off and on. The only unnerving part was how swollen my back was after and still gets with the stretches… it feels like jelly if I touch it :s

    Thanks for all the wonderful advice and support everyone :) We all just need to get better and back in the saddle now!
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        03-25-2014, 05:15 AM
      #23
    Green Broke
    I promise you, that is normal. And it won't be an overnight fix by any stretch of the imagination.

    Do your stretches, but don't hurt yourself. When is your next appointment? My doc booked me in for 2/3 times a week. Its needed to teach me my exercises, make sure I'm doing them correctly, and to massage out any aches and groans.

    I've gone from less than 45o movement (more like 20!) to full range in three weeks. No one thought it was possible after I nearly fell over the first time the new doc saw me and tried to move my shoulder.

    The physio yesterday had me on cables with weights. I'm allowed to push myself in that aspect, and running, so I feel it, but don't hurt it. She warns me I will be sore as heck the next day, but it's up to me whether I push and have a day of discomfort, or I pander along and let it go slow. I'd rather push myself to a reasonable limit. I know, even on my painkillers, when to stop.

    I wish you the best of luck, and keep us updated!

    Have you thought about paying for a deep tissue massage for your back? I did before I got to see the real physio.. and I was jumping around like a spring chicken for 24hrs until it went OW again.. but well worth it when I was so tight and in so much pain I thought I was going to melt down in tears!
         
        03-26-2014, 10:11 PM
      #24
    Foal
    I am supposed to see him again this week (as you say to make sure I’m doing the exercises right etc) but haven’t set a time yet… 2/3 times a week seems like a lot! You must have quite the schedule balancing everything.

    My health insurance or work doesn’t cover physio unfortunately so I really have to work appointments down to a minimum ($70 an apt) and do what I can on my own :s I was upfront about this and the physiotherapist was wonderful, totally understanding and gave me his home phone for if I have any questions or problems. He made me stay at the clinic and practice exercises for another hour to make sure I was doing them properly. I’m sure once I get to strengthening exercises I’ll have to find a way to make more appointments work.

    I’ve been doing my stretches and things feel a bit better :) Until the shield cover for the barn gutter motor fell on it yesterday lol. I just can’t win! Massage helps a bit but I can barely take any pressure on that side even with heat. The masseuse I was seeing said it was too tight and tense to accomplish much without at least bi-weekly visits, and again sadly, it just comes down to cost.

    I’m glad you’re doing so well DaffyDuck, keep getting better As for the weights and cables… That sounds kinda scary! It’s good that you know your limits. I really need to learn mine so something like this doesn’t happen again I suppose.
         
        03-27-2014, 04:39 AM
      #25
    Green Broke
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    Originally Posted by Ashkat128    
    I am supposed to see him again this week (as you say to make sure Iím doing the exercises right etc) but havenít set a time yetÖ 2/3 times a week seems like a lot! You must have quite the schedule balancing everything.

    My health insurance or work doesnít cover physio unfortunately so I really have to work appointments down to a minimum ($70 an apt) and do what I can on my own :s I was upfront about this and the physiotherapist was wonderful, totally understanding and gave me his home phone for if I have any questions or problems. He made me stay at the clinic and practice exercises for another hour to make sure I was doing them properly. Iím sure once I get to strengthening exercises Iíll have to find a way to make more appointments work.

    Iíve been doing my stretches and things feel a bit better :) Until the shield cover for the barn gutter motor fell on it yesterday lol. I just canít win! Massage helps a bit but I can barely take any pressure on that side even with heat. The masseuse I was seeing said it was too tight and tense to accomplish much without at least bi-weekly visits, and again sadly, it just comes down to cost.

    Iím glad youíre doing so well DaffyDuck, keep getting better As for the weights and cablesÖ That sounds kinda scary! Itís good that you know your limits. I really need to learn mine so something like this doesnít happen again I suppose.

    I'm super lucky that the army pays for my medical, and I go during work time. The hospital is 30 mins away, and then by the time I get transport, up there, wait for the right time (as transport only runs at silly times), have the appointment and get back, I can be out of the office around 2-3 hours. HOWEVER the working environment I am in, and the people I work with are super understanding. They push me to go, and initially when I was in too much pain/whacked out on painkillers they would send me home to sleep it off. (My body has been through everything thanks to stupid prescriptions from an even stupider doctor).

    Yesterday hurt. She massaged first, which I was super looking forward to, but then did something with my shoulderblade that hurt. A lot. I was thankful to get back to the cable weights! They aren't so bad, and your muscles breathe a sigh of relief for the good stretches. I also know myself that building them up doing upper body means that I won't injure it as quickly next time.

    Best thing I have found is looking in a mirror.. forgot to mention! That way you can see where you are sitting your shoulder and how you should be doing them. Look in a mirror when the physio is teaching you so you have it in memory for home. My worst habit is raising my shoulder to my ear, and not using the shoulder blade to work my arm!
         
        03-29-2014, 03:51 PM
      #26
    Green Broke
    I had to have capsule release surgery done.

    I couldn't rotate arm, to pick up cup of coffee in chair, or do movement you would use to get to watch band to take it off.

    Could not extend that arm to pick up something off of floor without pain.

    And when I tried, or moved wrong, felt like burning steel rod in area of arm from shoulder to elbow.

    You could have a spur, have capsule problems like I did, but you need to go to a better doctor. Orthopedist is what you need.

    Shame you aren't here, as would send you to mine.

    But if you are doing PT? Ask them who is best in your area for shoulders as that is who you need to see.
         

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