04 Aug 2003 15:50:42
DMan
Tendonitis anyone?

My first day of physical therapy for shoulder tendonitis. I've been
stressed waiting to hear bad news like - you'll be back in the water
by Christmas if you don't exercise. No way. I should be ready to go
back in just a couple weeks. The doctor visit coincides with summer
swell, O'Neill return of wetsuit for repair, and plain old pain right
in the shoulder joint.

Good news: I haven't lost much in the way of range of motion - even
though it hurts like hell to paddle after about 20 minutes. Probably
no need for surgery. Probably no need for cortisone shots. Probably
after a few weeks of ultrasound, stretching, icing, and special
strengthening excercises, I'll be back in the linup.

The first treatment included heating pad for 10 minutes then
ultrasound (about 5 minutes) to loosen any nasty bits from the joint.
The heat increases blood flow to the area washing away the nasty bits
once loosened. (Did something just bump into my hypothalamus?)
Stretching the afflicted area for about 15 minutes. Finally icying
down the shoulder for 10 minutes with my arm moved in a couple
different positions to minimize swelling.

Anyway, if it hurts you should take care of it asap. Tendonitis only
gets worse without proper care.

Bad news: Wetsuit may come back long after the OK to go back into the
water.


04 Aug 2003 16:54:13
XPEH
Re: Tendonitis anyone?

mareekon, cannabis sativa makes me feel 10 years younger, no pains and aches
here my man, just that surfed out feeling, dig?

p.s. any of you socal mareekones got any good nuggets the past couple of
days? in my opinion the swell was forecasted better than it turned out, but
what are ya gonna do?

"DMan" <[email protected] > wrote in message
news:[email protected]
> My first day of physical therapy for shoulder tendonitis. I've been
> stressed waiting to hear bad news like - you'll be back in the water
> by Christmas if you don't exercise. No way. I should be ready to go
> back in just a couple weeks. The doctor visit coincides with summer
> swell, O'Neill return of wetsuit for repair, and plain old pain right
> in the shoulder joint.
>
> Good news: I haven't lost much in the way of range of motion - even
> though it hurts like hell to paddle after about 20 minutes. Probably
> no need for surgery. Probably no need for cortisone shots. Probably
> after a few weeks of ultrasound, stretching, icing, and special
> strengthening excercises, I'll be back in the linup.
>
> The first treatment included heating pad for 10 minutes then
> ultrasound (about 5 minutes) to loosen any nasty bits from the joint.
> The heat increases blood flow to the area washing away the nasty bits
> once loosened. (Did something just bump into my hypothalamus?)
> Stretching the afflicted area for about 15 minutes. Finally icying
> down the shoulder for 10 minutes with my arm moved in a couple
> different positions to minimize swelling.
>
> Anyway, if it hurts you should take care of it asap. Tendonitis only
> gets worse without proper care.
>
> Bad news: Wetsuit may come back long after the OK to go back into the
> water.




05 Aug 2003 01:50:10
Timothy B. Maddux
Re: Tendonitis anyone?

I feel your pain. Had to stop swimming because
of shoulder tendonitis, fortunately it didn't
get affected by paddling. I remember well combos
of ultrasound, heat, ice, and workouts of internal
and external rotation. And lots and lots of ice.

--
.-``'. Tim Maddux, Postdoctoral Investigator, WHOI
.` .`~
_.-' '._ All your wave are belong to me!


04 Aug 2003 22:14:35
Doc
Re: Tendonitis anyone?

The exciting world of rotator cuff, mano. You know it's bad when the
shoulder stuff swells up, squashes the arm nerves and you can't feel your
forearm and hand.

Stretch and exercise, followed by ice and aspirin. The three axes of your
shoulder movement. Repeat daily, more reps, increase weight and work to
where you can do real work with it. Rest the rest of your body, let it
concentrating on healing. Do Not work your other arm so hard to compensate
that you develop the same stuff in the other arm . Been there, did that,
last year. I'm a work dog, didn't have any choices, but if you do, take it
easy on yourself.

The soft freezer packs, those silvery ones with the blue goo in 'em, they
work good. bend them over something in the freezer so they fit your shoulder
better.

hope that's of use

doc..............


"DMan" <[email protected] > wrote in message
news:[email protected]
> My first day of physical therapy for shoulder tendonitis. I've been
> stressed waiting to hear bad news like - you'll be back in the water
> by Christmas if you don't exercise. No way. I should be ready to go
> back in just a couple weeks. The doctor visit coincides with summer
> swell, O'Neill return of wetsuit for repair, and plain old pain right
> in the shoulder joint.
>
> Good news: I haven't lost much in the way of range of motion - even
> though it hurts like hell to paddle after about 20 minutes. Probably
> no need for surgery. Probably no need for cortisone shots. Probably
> after a few weeks of ultrasound, stretching, icing, and special
> strengthening excercises, I'll be back in the linup.
>
> The first treatment included heating pad for 10 minutes then
> ultrasound (about 5 minutes) to loosen any nasty bits from the joint.
> The heat increases blood flow to the area washing away the nasty bits
> once loosened. (Did something just bump into my hypothalamus?)
> Stretching the afflicted area for about 15 minutes. Finally icying
> down the shoulder for 10 minutes with my arm moved in a couple
> different positions to minimize swelling.
>
> Anyway, if it hurts you should take care of it asap. Tendonitis only
> gets worse without proper care.
>
> Bad news: Wetsuit may come back long after the OK to go back into the
> water.




04 Aug 2003 23:01:03
glenda
Re: Tendonitis anyone?

"Doc" <[email protected] > wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
> The exciting world of rotator cuff, mano. You know it's bad when the
> shoulder stuff swells up, squashes the arm nerves and you can't feel your
> forearm and hand.
>
>
> The soft freezer packs, those silvery ones with the blue goo in 'em, they
> work good. bend them over something in the freezer so they fit your shoulder
> better.

So do bags of frozen peas. I was partial to the Safeway brand when I
had rotator cuff problems.

g.


04 Aug 2003 23:52:54
shaft®
Re: Tendonitis anyone?

Worthless therapies otherwise you would of got better...

training the same muscles groups using the same movement
every day is one of the dumbest things you can do to your
body. It creates an imbalance.

The best thing you can do is to vary your workouts and incorporate
a routine to stretch the tendons and muscles in susceptible areas.
And lay the fuck off for a spell.

Your diet can also have a profound effect on your soft tissue health
and resilience.


"Timothy B. Maddux" <[email protected] > wrote
> I feel your pain. Had to stop swimming because
> of shoulder tendonitis, fortunately it didn't
> get affected by paddling. I remember well combos
> of ultrasound, heat, ice, and workouts of internal
> and external rotation. And lots and lots of ice.




05 Aug 2003 06:33:12
DMan
Re: Tendonitis anyone?

[email protected] (chubs) wrote in message news:<[email protected] >...
> [email protected] (DMan) wrote in message
>
> DMan, the climb to the summit is a rough one, but the road to the cemetary
> is downhill. Get out of rhe water and be a Legend.
>
> salamus

One needs to be well known before becoming a legend. So I'll need to
stay in the water until that happens. All I ask of living is to have
no chains on me.


05 Aug 2003 06:58:28
DMan
Re: Tendonitis anyone?

"Doc" <[email protected] > wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...

Thanks to all for the advice. The therapist has put me on hold for
upper body exercise for a week or two to evaluate the progress. Just
stretching and ice. Oddly, she noted my "relaxed" posture as an
agitant.

I have to sit or stand up straight in a natural comfortable position
focusing on my shoulder blades. The exercise (25 to 30 times a day)is
to squeeze the shoulder blades down and toward the center without
arching the back. I feel it in my shoulder but the center muscles in
my back really get worked.

If I put my elbows against my sides holding my arms out at 90 degrees
and to the front, my left arm can rotate almost 90 degrees where my
right arm (the injured side) can only rotate about 50 to 60 degrees.
My motion is restriced by about 30 degrees but with that one motion.

Has anyone seen my wetsuit? I sent it down to O'Neill in SoCal two
weeks ago.


06 Aug 2003 10:35:14
Surfer Bob
Re: Tendonitis anyone?

[email protected] (glenda) wrote:
> ...I was partial to the Safeway brand (frozen peas) when I had rotator cuff
> problems.

WHAT?!?!? Glenda, you are VERY lucky your arms didn't fall off. Do not
prompt others to tempt fate too- they may not share your incredible
good fortune.

For rotator cuff problems, use only Birdseye or Lucky Farmer brand
frozen peas.


06 Aug 2003 19:33:49
DMan
Re: Tendonitis anyone?

[email protected] (Surfer Bob) wrote in message news:<[email protected] >...
> [email protected] (glenda) wrote:
> > ...I was partial to the Safeway brand (frozen peas) when I had rotator cuff
> > problems.
>
> WHAT?!?!? Glenda, you are VERY lucky your arms didn't fall off. Do not
> prompt others to tempt fate too- they may not share your incredible
> good fortune.
>
> For rotator cuff problems, use only Birdseye or Lucky Farmer brand
> frozen peas.

I have political problems with Birdseye so where can I purchase Lucky Farmer brand?