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Slap Tear Exercises
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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?
I have a SLAP tear in my labrum (shoulder) from football in HS, want to try and play college baseball, any exercises that can help heal/strengthen it?
No, slap tears will: only get worse. an acute repaired is the best, but late reconstruction of the b9icepts and labral area can be done. ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If you have a retear following slap tear repair, is the procedure the same are will there be a different procedure to repair it.
Depends: Depends on what was the first procedure. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the main causes of a slap tear and how long is the recovery once it's repaired arthroscopicaly with a suture anchor?
Repetitive heavy: lifting, shoulder dislocation, age related, and traumatically induced are some of the reasons. Recovery depends on your overall medical condition, whether you smoke, and if you are compliant with physical therapy and follow up with home therapy, and your overall general mood an affect. Complex tears can take up to 6 months given good circumstances but noncompliance can result in longer recovery. ...Read more
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