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Any Doctors, nurses, trainers, anatomy geeks in the house?

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by Wimbo, Aug 27, 2012.

  1. Wimbo

    Wimbo Active Member

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    I played tennis for a couple of hours last night, which is typical for me. Played OK... felt fine. No falls or crashing into the fence. When I got home, my left shoulder (non-racquet side) started feeling uncomfortable. Within an hour I couldn't move it much without pain. I had a hard time sleeping last night, and this morning it still felt the same. If I am sitting motionless, it feels fine. If I bend my elbow joint, it feels fine. But, if I lift my arm at the shoulder in front of me or behind my I get a sharp pain that is localized in the front deltoid area. My shoulder is also sensitive to touch around the outside part of my clavicle, where it meets the shoulder. Again - no impact or even use of the left side yesterday... just tennis (and I am right handed). Any ideas?

    I am a little concerned it is a clot or something like that. It's the first time i have had what feels like a sports injury, but I can't identify what happened or why it would be injured.
     
  2. ninja

    ninja Numbnuts

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    Hitch a ride with Mike Jenkins and have Dr. Andrews take a look. Rub a little 'Tussin on it and it will be fine.

    Sounds like you pinched a nerve or pulled some muscle or irritated something. Try some ice on it and see is it gets a little better.
     
  3. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    Sounds like you might have a rotator cuff injury. Those take a while to heal. I did slight damage to mine and I basically couldn't do bench presses for 2-3 months.

    Check this page out. It might help you diagnose it. You may need to read into page 3 or 4 before you find what you're looking for though.
     
  4. jobberone

    jobberone Kane Ala Staff Member

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    Bursitis or tendinitis most likely. I'm guessing lying on that side is intolerable. Take ibuprofen or Anaprox around the clock for a couple of days and see if its better. If not or it gets worse then see your doctor.
     
  5. RamziD

    RamziD Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like a rotator cuff tendonitis. If you can tolerate it (i.e. no history of bleeding ulcers or severe kidney problems), take ibuprofen 600-800mg three times daily with food for the next 7 days and rest your shoulder. You can do gentle range-of-motion exercises.
     
  6. jobberone

    jobberone Kane Ala Staff Member

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    Don't do any range of motion exercises right now. Let it calm down first. You can actually put it in a sling for a day or so for comfort just be sure to take it out on occasion.
     
  7. RamziD

    RamziD Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, this, actually. Just avoid activity for now, especially anything overhead.
     
  8. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    Don't listen to them! You must amputate!
     
  9. Wimbo

    Wimbo Active Member

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    thanks for the replies. Just curious... anyone responding actually have medical knowledge/experience, or are you guys just browsing WebMD from a PC at a Holliday Inn Express?
     
  10. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    What Jobs actually means to say is don't do any range of motion exercises other then a straight forward and back motion with your arm cocked at 45 degrees, holding a 12 oz can.

    No extra charge, just pay your normal Co-pay to Jobs and your welcome.

    :)
     
  11. danielofthesaints

    danielofthesaints Well-Known Member

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    Even if you got a trained professionals advice on this board, you're best decision is to go see a doctor, who can take a look at you in person. To diagnose your condition, there is a lot more that could be involved than just a brief story of what happened and how you feel now that could go into a diagnosis. So, go see a local doc :thumbup:
     
  12. Kangaroo

    Kangaroo Active Member

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    I think Jabber is one of the Local Doctors on the board

    Now on exercise for range of motion when you get healthy you can look at Indian Clubs 1lbs ones. They have some good flexibility drills to help with the shoulder and stuff . I am about to add them into my workout routine. I do Aikido and my shoulders are tight and on some pins it hurts like a well lets just say it hurts a lot.
     
  13. jobberone

    jobberone Kane Ala Staff Member

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    :laugh2: You're hopeless. :)
     
  14. Yeagermeister

    Yeagermeister Active Member

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    That exercise is also know as The Sarge
     
  15. Doc50

    Doc50 Original Fan Zone Supporter

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    It would be unusual to have such tenderness and limitation in a non-stressed joint; not likely tendinitis or rotator cuff injury since you did all your activity with the right arm.

    You need to have that checked out. And yes, I'm a Doc.
     

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