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Old 03-06-2013, 06:32 AM   #1
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Therapist hurt my shoulder during stretches

I had shoulder surgery about 8 weeks ago for a rotator cuff tear, torn cartlige, bone spurs. I have been going to physical therepy twice a week and progressing fairly well. Two days ago I was at therapy and I was on the table and my therapist was stretching my arm. He does this each time I go to therapy and although it hurts I can see that it is helping as my range of motion is increasing regularly. Anyway he was pulling my arm out to the side and then up past my head. He usually does this fairly slowly up and then down. This time he was talking and I think he got distracted becaus he lowered my arm and then pulled it back up much quicker than usual and as he did there was a loud "pop" sound in my shoulder and it hurt alot. He stopped and looked shocked and even said, "what was that". He ended my session after that and put the ice and electric stimulator on my shoulder. That night I was in more pain than I've had in several weeks and could hardly move my arm without hurting. The next day I was still hurting much more than usual.
I'm wondering if anyone else has had this happen and if anyone knows what that popping was? I'm worried that the torn tendons that the surgeon repaired may have been torn again. Also if that's the case I would think the only choice I would have is to have surgery again to fix it. Any thoughts?

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Old 03-15-2013, 01:46 AM   #2
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Re: Therapist hurt my shoulder during stretches

Your shoulder muscles might have getting loosened which is not at all a good symptom so you must seek for the orthopedist who has been doing your surgery.

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