Re: Elbow pain/weakness with rotator cuff tear
Hi there! After I tore my supraspinatus pain slowly got worse, to begin with when working I´d not notice it, actually I´d no idea what this new "sensation" was about. However nights would keep me awake with a "nasty" pain. After 2 months I experienced worsening pain that extended to "tingling" fingers of the arm in case, a heavy pain on the frontside of my shoulder and my right cheekbone gave a nasty sensation. After the surgery that, I say "saved my life", my PT explained it was the vascular sack producing far too much fluid because of the damage in my rotator cuff. Pressure of this fluid and a swollen periosteum were the cause of these pains. When insight in the cause of this injury grew, anatomy, muscle deterioration, bloodflow and genetical factors together created a situation that makes tearing more and more easier with increasing age. Persons likely to get mixed up in this should do preventive and right fitness training to strengthen and make themselves less vulnerable to these injuries. Later on in training I got a severe tennis elbow on the arm in case which got better when my PT allowed me to use his short wave appliance that´s used to diminish swellings. Also he advised me to use ICEPACKS both on elbow and shoulder every night to prevent swellings, less pain and to stimulate bloodflow.
Last edited by kolbrun2606; 08-13-2012 at 04:44 PM.
Reason: I forgot part that I wanted to write