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Old 10-08-2016, 06:37 AM   #1
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Any one had trouble with rotary cuff tendinitis?

I've been trimming like a madman. Last week out of nowhere my right shoulder (I'm right handed) started to ache like crazy. Its been hurting all week. I can't think of anything I would have done to injure it, so I'm thinking overuse is biting me.

I'm thinking of getting a sling to bear at night to make sure I'm not sleeping on it, as I'm guessing I do some.

Probably the overhead motion nailing trim off is taking its toll. I've had overuse issues in my elbows before.

After doing some research online, its seems like overuse is the culprit. I'll trying nailing off with my left arm next week.
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Old 10-08-2016, 07:40 AM   #2
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It could be overuse or it could be your neck.

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Find a good sports medicine doctor and go see them. These don't recover well, and even less so when you have to use it.

That's what I'd tell my kids - I don't generally take my own advice.

I had to learn to sleep on my back, take NSAIDS daily, especially before sleeping, work with an ice pack on my shoulder, do things differently. It takes months this way.
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Do you mean rotator.

Try icing it after work. See a orthopedic. We all pull muscles when we are in our prime. Good luck.

Or............Be a man, like Blacktop. Bite on a piece of rawhide and keep working.
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Do you mean rotator.

Try icing it after work. See a orthopedic. We all pull muscles when we are in our prime. Good luck.

Or............Be a man, like Blacktop. Bite on a piece of rawhide and keep working.


I got a load from Amazon today. Ice packs, some ointment that's supposed to reduce inflammation, and a compression harness deal.

Its been feeling better. The inflammation comes and goes though. For some reason it's the worst when I wake up in the morning.
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I feel your pain bro!! Been dealing with my shoulder for about 10 months. Chiropractor seems to help some. Light exercise. Ice packs. I think resting it lots helps the most
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I got a load from Amazon today. Ice packs, some ointment that's supposed to reduce inflammation, and a compression harness deal.

Its been feeling better. The inflammation comes and goes though. For some reason it's the worst when I wake up in the morning.
Do you sleep on your side? My shoulder hurts in the morning because I sleep on my side. It's been this way for years now. It's not getting better.
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Bummie Is right ,,,,,You need a rest! Just a short one !
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Or............Be a man, like Blacktop. Bite on a piece of rawhide and keep working.
I'm not crippled yet ! are you?
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No caffeine. Aleve. Those'll get you through.

Of go talk to someone who digs ditches or lugs bags of concrete all day. They'll make you feel better.

Yep, callin' you a sissy. You're to young to be whining.

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I met a lot of people in physical therapy that did not have rotator cuff tears. Just severe strains and pulls. They were doing the same exercises as me.

Here is a test for you. Hold your arm straight down. Top of hand facing forward, fist clenched. Have someone put slight pressure on the top of your hand while you try raising your arm up straight forward. If it hurts like hell ,you may have a problem and should see a Doc.

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My elbow has been killing for a couple weeks and can't carry much weight with that arm. It's coming for us all Spencer!
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My elbow has been killing for a couple weeks and can't carry much weight with that arm. It's coming for us all Spencer!


I have my bouts with golfers elbow as well.
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I have my bouts with golfers elbow as well.
Im about to soak it in ice water for a while.
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Im about to soak it in ice water for a while.


I was using cordless nailers to trim large custom homes and slinging 16' 1x's around a lot when mine really flared up. After my work load dialed back and I gave up the cordless nailers mine got a lot better.

I screwed my elbows tearing off roofs and stocking new homes with drywall when I worked at a lumber yard.

I got a rubber band thingy off Amazon to do stretches that helps a lot of people. Might look into it if you keep having problems.
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I met a lot of people in physical therapy that did not have rotator cuff tears. Just severe strains and pulls. They were doing the same exercises as me.

Here is a test for you. Hold your arm straight down. Top of hand facing forward, fist clenched. Have someone put slight pressure on the top of your hand while you try raising your arm up straight forward. If it hurts like hell ,you may have a problem and should see a Doc.

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Should see a doc ! Should get cut ! And will be a crip just like you! !!


Yeah that sounds great !!!!!
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Spencer,

Were the things you got from Amazon Voodoo wraps or floss bands? I got those for my tennis elbow and, when I remember to use them, they work well. Don't know how they would work on a shoulder but maybe it's something different.

I got some serious pain in my shoulders in 93. Didn't do anything at all about it until 2005. Always felt I should just get over it, stop being a sissy.

2005 I went to an ortho. My acromion was arthritic, growing down and irritating the hell out of my rotator cuffs. They call it an impingement. Tried anti inflammatories.

Ah, relief! Short lived. Doesn't get rid of the cause.

Around 2010 tried PT. Nice people. Didn't help.

Next step was cortisone shots. Every once in awhile. Helped. Would eventually become a problem again.

Another shot in the right on in March 2013. Didn't help. Always put off surgery because it meant no income. At all. For 6 months minimum. Couldn't deal with that guilt.

So that summer I couldn't deal with it any longer. I think 20 years was enough. This MRI (freaked out, couldn't do closed) found a partial tear. Depending on the severity, sometimes they don't even fix those.

They spent a lot of time in my shoulder. I was told that every week at PT. "Man, they had to do a lot in your shoulder. It was a mess."

Ground away the arthritic stuff, repaired the partial tear, showed me pics of all this frayed stuff that they repaired. I believe it all got messed up from the impingement.

But the doozy was when he told me a had a full width rotator cuff tear. Totally torn from my humerus. No ****, that's why I couldn't lift my arm.

Felt so much better knowing that I needed surgery for damage, not just pain. Less guilt.

Get it checked. Soon. The job can take it's toll on our bodies. Lord knows my feels like crap lately. But keep up on it so you don't do further damage.
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Yeah that sounds great !!!!!
Nothing wrong with my shoulders now. What's your problem. I know 2 guys like you that did nothing. Now they can't raise their arms above their shoulders.

Must be because I use mesh and hot mud.
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My right shoulder has been bugging me for a couple months, usually really painful first thing in the morning, after I get working I can get through but it hurts like hell after work and the next day again. Some things I just can't lift with my right, so I'll use my left... I should probably consider doing something about it.
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I suggest copious amounts of whiskey.

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