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    Thank you. That is reassuring. I just had the surgery on Wed.

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    A really good therapy either to heal your shoulder or post op is the BFST (blood flow stimulation therapy). It promotes blood flow to the area accelerating the healing and lubricating it to prevent re-injury. After surgery, cold therapy is the best. Put a cold compress on it until all swelling is gone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldZaskar View Post
    I've had a SLAP since 1990 - diagnosed in 2000. Might have it repaired this year, because of new injury. But the SLAP only bothers me when I throw a football, paint crown moulding... I ride (a lot), lift weights - shoulder presses, dumb-bell flies, bench, etc.

    This is similar to my experience.

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    Dislocated my right shoulder and tore my labrum mid October in an otb crash. MRI showed no rotator cuff tear. Dr recommended no surgery, just immobility for 5 weeks followed by PT. In the 5 weeks of immobility my shoulder basically tightened to a point that my range of motion got really bad. Progress has been very slow and frustrating. Sleeping is painful and disrupted. The pain my physical therapist puts me through 3x per week is intense but I am seeing progress. They said my shoulder becoming so tight makes the therapy rough but will make me less likely to have instability issues in the future. I guess I will find out if this is fixable without surgery...

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    Wish you the best of luck with PT. I was told there are no alternatives to surgery.

    For what it's worth, I was able to get back to riding pretty fast, though it's definitely not back to 100% yet (7 months post-op).

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    My recommendation is to get on youtube, and type in "active release therapy"., Or, "Active release shoulder." See what's being done to resolve shoulder injuries. You might think, "this is a joint-capsule" and being non-muscular, minimally vascularized tissue, os not amenable to traditional soft tissue treatments. However, once the scar tissue, adhesion are broken down, the tissues are aligned, you have a better chance of resolving the issue.

    Furthermore, make sure, and this may seem overly obvious, that you are not sleeping on that shoulder.

    IMHO exercise rehab alone will not correct a SLAP issue.

    Also, you can check "graston shoulder" on youtube, see whats being done.

    There has been a long running conversation which is better, graston or Active release, but IMHO the conversation is academic. Both should do well.

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    Thanks for the info. I just watched a few of the videos on active release and was happy to see some of the techniques my physical therapist is already using. I am pretty stressed about my situation as I am unable to do my job until my shoulder heals. I am honestly much less worried about riding and more worried about my career. Again, I appreciate the reply.

    And as far as sleeping on it, definitely not an option at this point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pigfish View Post
    Thanks for the info. I just watched a few of the videos on active release and was happy to see some of the techniques my physical therapist is already using. I am pretty stressed about my situation as I am unable to do my job until my shoulder heals. I am honestly much less worried about riding and more worried about my career. Again, I appreciate the reply.

    And as far as sleeping on it, definitely not an option at this point.
    okay so for you they are not merely exercising it, that is good. I have not had an MRI but I might have a slap lesion of about 10 days duration. I am not at the point to get the ART although I am sure it would do better than not, manual therapies are tough on the acute patient., everything hurts too much...

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    An update on my shoulder:

    Injury was mid October and I have been doing physical therapy for about 2.5 months after 5 weeks immobile (too long). No surgery at all. I was pretty discouraged after 7 weeks of therapy because I stopped seeing progress and even regressed. Dr started talking surgery or "manipulation under anestesia" to break up scar tissue. I tried a new therapist who is a shoulder specialist and saw rapid progress. I missed 3 months of work, but am finally back at it and will be ready to ride this spring. Still doing pt 1 day per week, but I see the light at the end of the tunnel. My range of motion is still limited, but at least I can function now and it is slowly improving. The recovery was way longer and harder than I would have ever imagined, but apparently it can be done without surgery. When I dislocated I was happy because I thought they just put it back in and I am good....not so much.

    Good luck to everyone else dealing with a similar injury. Its no fun, that's for sure.

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    I work as a treatment advisor for a company that sells medical grade wraps for soft tissue injuries, and I talk with people every day about rotator cuff tears, etc. The shoulder has the widest range of motion out of any joint in our body, and thus the most easily reinjured. You have to take it easy, that is most important. I recommend a sling during most of your day. I highly highly recommend the BFST wrap. Not because I work for the company but because I get to hear of the success it has on a daily basis. Our bodies natural ability to bring blood flow to an injured area is a slow process. This wrap simply speeds up that process. A lot of people use it post op to increase the circulation and speed up their recovery (once all swelling and inflammation are gone). I posted a link in a previous post above. I wish you guys the best. Anything to increase the circulation will be beneficial...but without the heavy heavy exercises/stretching.

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