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Old 9 February 2018, 22:04
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Go to the ortho I recommended. He is expecting you.
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Old 9 February 2018, 22:10
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Go here https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4B...4CnenW61nm_HOQ and check out the videos that closely match your issue.

This dude is a life saver when it comes to pain and mobility impingement.
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Old 9 February 2018, 22:37
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You have syphilis.
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Old 9 February 2018, 23:01
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Alright, dumbass. I'm going to tell you what every medic tells every team guy when said team guy says "Hey, doc, it hurts when I do this."

Stop doing that. Don't do that until the cause of the problem has been 1) identified, 2) treated, and 3) you have recovered from the treatment.

Dumbass SF guys...of course, when SF medics are hurt, they do the exact same shit as everyone else on the team, which is not #s 1-3 above. I managed to turn my shoulder injury, repair, and rehab into a much longer ordeal than it had to be because I was a dumbass.

Go get a referral from your PCM. Let a doctor examine
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Great. Now he's gonna drop his pants and back up to every white lab coat he sees.
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Old 9 February 2018, 23:20
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Great. Now he's gonna drop his pants and back up to every white lab coat he sees.
Sure, but on the bright side, it'll take his mind off his shoulder.
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Old 10 February 2018, 01:46
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(Well, that escalated quickly...)

SB, thanks for posting those links, always looking for better ways to manage things. Took a minute to get over the "Snap into a Slim Jim!" delivery, though!

HM, good luck.
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Old 10 February 2018, 10:53
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Alright, dumbass. I'm going to tell you what every medic tells every team guy when said team guy says "Hey, doc, it hurts when I do this."
Last fall, a couple of days after Labor Day, I woke up in the middle of the night feeling as if someone was twisting a knife in my lower back. I took Motrin and Flexoral and pushed on for three weeks; I even attended an open water survival class. I finally got an MRI. Turned out I had osteomyelitis in my L3 & L4. Three plus months later, after a week in the hospital, a week on bed rest at home, and nine weeks on a PICC line with antibiotics, I'm finally trying to get back in shape.
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You have syphilis.
What, like you're a doctor?
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Old 10 February 2018, 13:45
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Last fall, a couple of days after Labor Day, I woke up in the middle of the night feeling as if someone was twisting a knife in my lower back. I took Motrin and Flexoral and pushed on for three weeks; I even attended an open water survival class. I finally got an MRI. Turned out I had osteomyelitis in my L3 & L4. Three plus months later, after a week in the hospital, a week on bed rest at home, and nine weeks on a PICC line with antibiotics, I'm finally trying to get back in shape.

What, like you're a doctor?
You have syphilis.

Seriously, I'm glad you are recovering bro.
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Old 11 February 2018, 01:05
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You have syphilis.

Seriously, I'm glad you are recovering bro.
Thanks brother. Literally LOLd.
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Old 11 February 2018, 08:36
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Go get a referral from your PCM. Let a doctor examine you, and figure out who you need to see.
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Old 16 February 2018, 08:29
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Go here https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4B...4CnenW61nm_HOQ and check out the videos that closely match your issue.

This dude is a life saver when it comes to pain and mobility impingement.
I’ve been following that video protocol and with taking Motrin the pain is just about nonexistent. Amazingly so. But I still have an appointment with Jimbo’s doc.
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Old 16 February 2018, 14:08
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Go here https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4B...4CnenW61nm_HOQ and check out the videos that closely match your issue.

This dude is a life saver when it comes to pain and mobility impingement.
Those videos are great! Thanks for sharing that.
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I’ve been following that video protocol and with taking Motrin the pain is just about nonexistent. Amazingly so. But I still have an appointment with Jimbo’s doc.
Glad to hear you're on the mend.
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Old 16 February 2018, 22:23
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I’ve been following that video protocol and with taking Motrin the pain is just about nonexistent. Amazingly so. But I still have an appointment with Jimbo’s doc.
Great.
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Old 8 May 2018, 13:45
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MRI results are back. Partial tear of the rotator cuff. I got a cortisone shot, so we’ll see what that does and assess after 6 weeks.
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Old 8 May 2018, 19:25
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MRI results are back. Partial tear of the rotator cuff. I got a cortisone shot, so we’ll see what that does and assess after 6 weeks.
I'm glad you got a diagnosis. Could be a lot worse. I hope you heal quickly.
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Old 9 May 2018, 03:34
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MRI results are back. Partial tear of the rotator cuff. I got a cortisone shot, so we’ll see what that does and assess after 6 weeks.
While not great news, it’s good news. Sounds like you’ve eluded a serious injury for now. Keep on the treatment plan, rest it, and have a beer.
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Old 9 May 2018, 06:14
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MRI results are back. Partial tear of the rotator cuff. I got a cortisone shot, so we’ll see what that does and assess after 6 weeks.
How bad was the pain? Always heard/read that Cortisone was just to mask the pain, and not possible side-effect free?
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Old 9 May 2018, 12:07
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I can't believe with all the great medics on this site nobody cured this for you. Change your socks....

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Old 9 May 2018, 12:07
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Go to the ortho I recommended. He is expecting you.
Money shot.

A neurosurgeon is not the guy you want for a shoulder.
Shoulder surgery sucks big time. AVOID it at all costs.
Get a DEFINITIVE diagnosis first.
Best of luck in getting better!!!
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Old 9 May 2018, 17:20
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How bad was the pain? Always heard/read that Cortisone was just to mask the pain, and not possible side-effect free?
Yes and yes. The pain was bad enough that I was picking up my arm with my other arm to avoid the pain sometimes. I just need pain relief but I think I’ll schedule the surgery in the fall when I have time to recover.
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