Just had surgery; need some motivation, please!

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  1. tennistim777

    tennistim777 Rookie

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    Hello, everyone. I just had shoulder surgery 2 weeks ago. Arthroscopic and a distal clavicle excision done during the same procedure. Just started PT this week, and I can tell I'm a long way out from hitting again. :( Watching Wimbledon and my new Tennis Channel are helping in my recovery. Has any one else gone through this procedures, and if so, what were your results and recovery time? Take care, and thank you, in advance, to all that reply!!
     
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  2. wao

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    Over the past two years I tore both ACL's and a partly tore rotator due to a spur, he also cleaned out areas where bursitis(?). The knees took 6 months before I could do some light hitting and the shoulder took me about 3-4 months though I was still rehabing the knee. On the positive side of it I am now playing 2-3 times a week and the body is holding up. For me the PT and home rehab was key to recovery. GOOD LUCK
     
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    Do you have Karate Kid on DVD?
     
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  4. Loco4Tennis

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    lol, funny

    hey tennistim777 , ill go hit some serves next time,,, just for you!!, i'll even try to stick them on the fence :), my average is 3 out of 60 ball hooper, ill see if i can do one better for you

    by the way, now its a good time to run up your TW post-count #, see you on the board, speedy recov...
     
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  5. Phil

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    That's good to hear, but you do know that eventually, you WILL be heading into surgery again?
     
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  6. xnarek

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    I dont know what kind of shoulder injury i really have, includes shoulder blade causing pain on the shoulder, and inflaming. Something like that. But my doctor said that i wont be needing a surgery, i just need physical therapy, iceing, and something to pill( or what its called) to stop the inflaming.

    But the doctor said that even now i can play 2-3 times a week o_O Just not hard.
     
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  7. vantageboy

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    hang in there

    had the same procedure-47 years old when i had it--took 15 months to get back--u might have arth./ pain:) from it but it is liveable--playing 2 times a week.keep up with your p.t--don't cheat on it.good luck
     
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  8. Say Chi Sin Lo

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    Yeah man... I had shoulder surgery in January and I was watching the Australian Open. It can be a bit depressing at time watching them swing their arms like there's no tomorrow. But you'll get through it. When you're done with rehab, your shoulder should be twice as good as before. (I'm still trying to get back my timing strokes, but I can tell you surgery+rehab definitely produce heavier balls)

    Now that you know a little bit about shoulder mechanics and shoulder pain, this thought will probably pop up in your head from time to time as you watch tennis...

    "Damn that **** looked like it hurt!" Particularly on kick serves and forehand on the run...
     
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  9. Il Mostro

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    Intensely work out the rest of your body. This will help release your frustration and will pay off when you begin playing again. Best of luck; it doesn't sound like fun.
     
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  10. Say Chi Sin Lo

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    You'll find that to be somewhat challenging. Once your shoulder is out, there's a lot of stuff you can't do. You can't run. Upper body is out. Your only option is legs, and even that's restricted to machines. You can't do squats cause you can't carry the bar on your shoulders.
     
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  11. wao

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    I hope not. It's been a tough two years.
     
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  12. bee

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    I'm assuming you had a rotator cuff repair and the distal clavicle resection. I was offered that and chose to go with just the rotator cuff repair. For me, once I could start swimming the breast stroke my recovery progressed very rapidly. This breast stroking was much more effective than the overpriced and barely helpful physical therapy treatments that I went to just a few times.

    My surgery went well. It was about 4 years ago and I was playing well after 6 months. Good luck with it.

    Keep the breast stroke in mind. It's just right, I think, for the recovery.

    Bee
     
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  13. bronco_mba

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    I had arthroscopic sub-acromial decompression/distal clavicle resection at the beginning of February. I was rehabbed and back to playing in about 2 months. I chronicled my recovery process in a thread titled "Shoulder Issues...and I've Tried Everything."

    Follow your rehab program to the letter, and you'll be good as new before too long.
     
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  14. netman

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    Had the same. Followed rehab religiously. Played basketball 4 weeks after the surgery, tennis 2 months later. 10 years down the road and no issues.
     
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  15. tennistim777

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    Thanks everyone. It is getting slowly better everyday. I can actually sleep on that side now. Still a ways away from tennis, though. I'll keep you posted. Thanks again!!
     
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    Care to elaborate on that Dr. Phil ?
     
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  18. WillAlwaysLoveYouTennis

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    I can't comment directly for the shoulder, but for surgeries yes. I play left handed, and have broken my left wrist twice, and had to have surgery for repair and still am in rehab regularly simply because of the pain factor. Although I no longer play competitively for years, it's frustrating and disappointing to not be able to play as I wish, besides the concern of doing more damage so hitting tentatively if at all. I seriously injured both knees in a car accident also some time ago, and had a series of 3 surgeries to repair over a few months time.

    Keep with your rehab and therapy, and really try to stay within the parametres set. If they say don't lift over a certain weight, don't. Things like that. It's better in the end. And as someone else said, swimming is a great therapy, and I did go back to doing that more as a exercise with little strain.
     
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