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Shoulders hurting for 1yr, can't do pullup/pushup; doc said possible SLAP tear; doing rotation exercises 6mo; relieves pain, but hasn't healed?

Shoulders hurting for 1yr, can't do pullup/pushup; doc said possible SLAP tear;  doing rotation exercises 6mo; relieves pain, but hasn't healed?

You need 2 know-: -& U need an MRI-arthrogram of Ur shoulder. These do not heal on their own. A possible SLAP needs to proceed from possible to certain, which should have been done @ the time"possible" was made. Get into see a fellowship trained sports med orthopedic surgeon now! ...Read more

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SLAP tear surgery last week and now the area around my elbow is painful to the touch and hurts so bad to straighten for pendulum exercises, normal?

SLAP tear surgery last week and now the area around my elbow is painful to the touch and hurts so bad to straighten for pendulum exercises, normal?

No: Some degree of swelling that tracks down from the shoulder to the elbow after an arthroscopic shoulder surgery is normal, but if it is quite severe I would definitely let your doctor know. ...Read more

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Do you recover to full strength after a slap tear?

Do you recover to full strength after a slap tear?

Yes w right rehab/PT: Some slap tears are not symptomatic or limiting-many top/successful mlb pitchers have them and compete without limitation; if symptomatic a trial of rehab/pt is warranted; if symptoms persist, surgery is indicated; after surgery with appropriate rehab/physical therapy you should regain full strength. See a sports med specialist w expertise in shoulders who can refer to a good physical therapist. ...Read more

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Treatment for a slap tear?

Treatment for a slap tear?

Several Options: We need to establish a comprehensive diagnosis for you first. For instance, was this a recent traumatic injury or something that came on over time. Arthroscopic recommendations really depend on the level of symptoms and other associated pathology you have. If you are relatively asymptomatic, activity modification and watchful waiting may be appropriate. Learn more: http://theshouldercenter.Com/. ...Read more

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How common is it for a unsuccessful slap tear repair with suture anchors what are symptoms of a retear?

How common is it for a unsuccessful slap tear repair with suture anchors  what are symptoms of a retear?

It is somewhat comm-: -on, especially if one continues in sports or whatever activities caused the tear. The symptoms would B the same that U went 2 the shoulder specialist in the first place. Also if U had injured it again in the same manner. ...Read more

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Can a massage cause a SLAP Tear in the shoulder?

Can a massage cause a SLAP Tear in the shoulder?

How vigorous?: Injuries to the superior labrum can be caused by acute trauma or by repetitive shoulder motion. An acute SLAP injury may result from car accidents, a fall onto an outstretched arm, forceful pulling on the arm (such as when trying to catch a heavy object), rapid or forceful movement of the arm when it is above the level of the shoulder, shoulder dislocation. ...Read more

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First surgery on bi-lateral slap tear is not healing, are there any other options?

? Hip impingement: You may have either hip impingement( where there are spurs that restrict hip motion and can lead to labral tears) or arthritis. These are treated differently. There are open and arthroscopic ways to remove the spurs, but if you have arthritis you made need a hip replacement or hip resurfacing. ...Read more