Riding with a rotatory cuff injury is it possible.
Posted 08 April 2012 - 09:44 AM
Posted 08 April 2012 - 10:39 AM
Traumatic RC injuries in young people have been well proven to be progressive. The tendon retracts, and the muscle behind it rots. THe muscle fibers are replaced by fat and scar tissue. When that happens, the tear, although good surgery can get ti closed, the recovery is dismal, and an ultimate failure to heal will occur. A recent article quotes 56% failure to heal in these larger tears.
At this point in time there a about a bazillion doctors who can fix a RC tear, so get it done before its too late.
Posted 09 April 2012 - 11:36 AM
Posted 11 April 2012 - 10:38 AM
I've got an excellent PTist and a wife who works on me stretching out my arm and shoulder the days I'm not working with PTist. Here it is 12 wks. after surgery and I'm still yelling "uncle" at the PTist and my wife. I've resigned myself to my riding season not starting for another one to two months.
I keep telling myself, No pain, no gain."
BTW, the ortho doc said the RC damage was probably due to "old age" and not an injury.
Get the surgery done.
Edited by estube, 11 April 2012 - 10:50 AM.