Re: another rotator cuff injury?
my first question to you would be have you seen a doc to have this evaluated at all yet?there are just so many different areas in that shoulder area that could be the problem ya know?a doc would be very helpful in just really evaluating the movements you still are abe to do and what you can't right now and be able to give you a much clearer idea of what may have been affected in that injury.unfortunetly,the only real true way of really seeingwhats up in the shoulder would be with an MRI.this could be just a sprain or strain or something a bit deeper into your shoulder.seeing your doc for that eval and seeing if doing PT may help you is a good way to really find out where you are at.i'll tell you one thing,when i had my shoulder MRI done since we were already pretty certain i did tear my rotator cuff just based on the type of pain and the fact that i couldn't lift with my arm fully extended,i was really kind of shocked at the overall wear and tear damage i had in that one little area.i am as we speak,recouping from my rotator cuff surgery,hence the crappy typing,one arm is in a sling,of course my right arm.you really do need this looked at by your doc just to make certain everything is really okay in there.an x ray wouldn't beable to tell you much about the 'real' in depth problems so that wouldn't help a whole lot,but the MRI,if really needed after your doc evaluates this,would give you the best possible info.knowing what the problem is will allow the best possible healing or treatments.otherwise,this could become a more chronic type of problem.you just need to know what you did.good luck,hopefully you just strained the muscle.please keep me posted as to what you find out,K? **
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