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So about 15 years ago i damaged my right shoulder racing motocross,dislocated it and damaged ligaments,struggled with it on and off since then,anyway just after xmas was at work and it partially came out again.I,ve now got a damaged rotator cuff but worst of all i,ve torn the bicep muscle and hell its painful.I,m having treatment on it and wearing a brace but it,s bloody painful to try and work with but just got too much hedging to do to rest up.Anybody else done similar?

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Ouch jeez yours sounds pretty shitty.
I’m currently under the consultant for both shoulders (scan on each, cortisone in one so far, with offer of keyhole surgery to worn socket etc.)
The first thing I did do though …..and you’ll not possibly find this very useful …..I stopped hedge trimming !!
Any trimming jobs I now delegate and just do the raking and clearing , at least this way I can still manage to work around the intense pain that hedge trimming aggravated it with and carry on climbing, which seems to aggravate it less .
Like I said though , yours sounds a lot worse . I can’t see how you’re going to get repaired quickly unless you take some step back action and give the injury a rest , even if it means taking a financial hit and bringing in a more competent subby to help than you may currently have at your disposal ? Obviously I don’t know your set up.
All I experienced and continue to experience is when shoulders go wrong, Christ do they take a bloody long time to mend
I wish you luck Gary, but I think you’re going to have to look after number 1 here mate if you’re to stand any chance of recovery ️‍🩹

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As above really.

I got a really good sports physio to help with mine (nowhere near as bad as yours), and have managed to get on top of it now with specific exercises and avoiding things that aggravated it.

Like hedge cutting!

 

Delegate!

 

Good luck with it, sounds brutal.

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39 minutes ago, gary112 said:

So about 15 years ago i damaged my right shoulder racing motocross,dislocated it and damaged ligaments,struggled with it on and off since then,anyway just after xmas was at work and it partially came out again.I,ve now got a damaged rotator cuff but worst of all i,ve torn the bicep muscle and hell its painful.I,m having treatment on it and wearing a brace but it,s bloody painful to try and work with but just got too much hedging to do to rest up.Anybody else done similar?

Yep . Live on Omeprazol ( 1 a day ) and 1x 400mg Ibuprofen + 1x 500mg Co-codamol twice a day . ( morning and night ) .  Left shoulder was completely smashed to matchwood so is now a metal ball on a spike pushed into the humerus . Next to useless .  Consequently the right shoulder does all the work resulting in two snapped tendons . The rotator  cuff is none existent on the left . So Gary I feel your pain and it seems you feel mine 🙂

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4 minutes ago, Mark Bolam said:

As above really.

I got a really good sports physio to help with mine (nowhere near as bad as yours), and have managed to get on top of it now with specific exercises and avoiding things that aggravated it.

Like hedge cutting!

 

Delegate!

 

Good luck with it, sounds brutal.

Yeah i got a good sports therapist who is trying to get it usable for me but shit it,s painful Mark,the worst pain is the torn bicep it,s swollen all to shit like a tennis ball,i look like f&&king popeye

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5 minutes ago, Stubby said:

Yep . Live on Omeprazol ( 1 a day ) and 1x 400mg Ibuprofen + 1x 500mg Co-codamol twice a day . ( morning and night ) .  Left shoulder was completely smashed to matchwood so is now a metal ball on a spike pushed into the humerus . Next to useless .  Consequently the right shoulder does all the work resulting in two snapped tendons . The rotator  cuff is none existent on the left . So Gary I feel your pain and it seems you feel mine 🙂

Definately Stubby,its a killer mate,cant sleep,taking ibuprofen like smarties and been on tramadol for the last 8 years with it,but the worst is the torn bicep muscle,its took the pain up another level

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57 minutes ago, gary112 said:

Definately Stubby,its a killer mate,cant sleep,taking ibuprofen like smarties and been on tramadol for the last 8 years with it,but the bworst is the torn bicep muscle,its took the pain up another level

Sleep is as you say elusive . Tramadol ( the white and green caps ) did help when I was in hospital . Bloke I work with does boxing ( for charity ) He is a bit of a " silver back gorilla " he tore his bicep right off , it slid up towards his deltoid . He took a round house swing and his opponent  stuck his elbow up to cover and it went strait into the muscle and ripped it off .  

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8 minutes ago, Stubby said:

Sleep is as you say elusive . Tramadol ( the white and green caps ) did help when I was in hospital . Bloke I work with does boxing ( for charity ) He is a bit of a " silver back gorilla " he tore his bicep right off , it slid up towards his deltoid . He took a round house swing and his poignant Stuck his elbow up ti cover and it went strait into the muscle and ripped it off .  

Yeah the tramadol and the ibuprofen together help a bit, but not enough

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1 hour ago, Stubby said:

Yep . Live on Omeprazol ( 1 a day ) and 1x 400mg Ibuprofen + 1x 500mg Co-codamol twice a day . ( morning and night ) .  Left shoulder was completely smashed to matchwood so is now a metal ball on a spike pushed into the humerus . Next to useless .  Consequently the right shoulder does all the work resulting in two snapped tendons . The rotator  cuff is none existent on the left . So Gary I feel your pain and it seems you feel mine 🙂

My grandad had pin and ball fitted. He did all the physio exercises religiously after the op but still can't raise a straight arm from dangling up more than 45°. Straight out ahead or to the side? No chance. Shoulders are complicated. No doubt about it.

 

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