Labrum Tear

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  1. tennisenthusiast

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    I think it is all coming together for me. Symptoms I have been experiencing since 3 years and non-arthogram MRI are all pointing to a labrum tear. That explains why I hear popping and clicking from my shoulder to certain stretches and positions, weak shoulder and deltoid.

    Thing that frustrates me I have been seeing a physiatrist since 2 years why couldn't he piece them together?

    What should I do now? My shoulder is all messed up. Is surgery only option? I also have AC joint issue which is secondary.

    Can they cover both AC joint and labrum in one sitting for an arthogram MRI?
     
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    The challenge with labrum injuries is related to the debate in the ortho field on the value of those repairs due to the outcome of those surgeries... If you could play a couple of times a week with some discomfort I would leave it alone.

    On the positive note, may be your labrum just frayed and then surgery is not as bad... did they do some manual testing (o'Brien test and etc) to confirm MRI findings
     
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    What I wrote in your AC rehab thread still applies to your labrum issue.
    If there's too much pressure around the shoulder region due to unresolved soft tissue restrictions, this can be a factor to chronic pain and the body's ineffective ability to heal itself.


     
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    RogueFLIP, wish I could present how desperate and frustrated I am, in this thread. I have tried physical therapy but that is not working except for me spending money which I cannot afford any more. Massage is the only thing I have not tried.

    Your reasoning sounds very logical to me but how can I get rid of it? What is the first step that I need to take?
     
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    I'm not saying massage is the answer, just you probably could use some soft tissue work done.

    I'd suggest you get in contact with a MFR therapist:

    http://myofascialrelease.com/find-a-therapist/

    Of course, those therapists listed are only the ones who have paid to be on that listing, there are plenty more around the US.

    Anyhoo, get in contact with a therapist, tell them your situation, let them tell you how MFR may be able to help you. If what they say resonates with you, then you take it from there.

    A good self-treatment resource is:

    http://www.mfrselftreat.com/

    Obviously this is no guarantee of anything, and of course there will be others who have their input and opinions.

    Good luck.
     
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