Reoccuring injury

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  1. MTXR

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    So for the last 2 years, I have had a rotator cuff injury around the same time every year.

    This year, I noticed the pattern and tried to eat well and pay more attention to my health.

    But again...I recieved the same injury! I have tendanitus(sp?) with my rotator cuff and sprains the same as the previous 2 years.

    I am beginning to think that it's merely an overuse injury and that the large amount of play in the spring and mid summer is really putting strain on my shoulder. I even scaled my playing down this year a little and this year it happened slightly later in the season.

    Anyone have reocurring injuries like this? This injury puts me out for about 6 months. Once I am healed up, I could go all out again with no problems.

    I think i may need to start lifting weights....

    What do you guys think?
     
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  2. 0range

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    Start strengthening your rotator cuff muscles. Do a google search or talk to a physio (much better than me trying to explain it here.)
     
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  3. Roberto

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    I would recommend that you went to your doctor. You might have a rotator cuff tear and if so, that will not heel by itself.
     
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  4. MTXR

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    The previous 2 years its I have been to the doctor. They just send me to physical therapy and i need to stop activity for a long time.

    I think it really comes down to strengthening my shoulders... I might have to start lifting weights...
     
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  5. larry10s

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    its not lifting weights you need rotator cuff rehab. which includes SPECIFIC exercises and flexibilty exercises. would still see a doctor first before seeing a physical therapist. not to pour salt on a wound but did you not think if you did not take care of your shoulder YEARROUND it would not /will not happen again?
     
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  6. MTXR

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    i saw the doctor first on both occasions and they sent a referral to the PT.

    I try my best to take care of it.
     
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  7. 0range

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    Did you see the PT? sometimes they can do wonders.
     
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  8. MTXR

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    yeah i saw the PT for the past 2 years..not this year though since i just got injured again and its pretty much the same thing...

    I have all the exercises and what not from the past 2 years... I just have to give it like 6 months and it will be healthy again..
     
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  9. larry10s

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    get an mri see the doc and if you keepfailing "conservative" treatment you know what the next step might be(surgery) or some behavior modification
     
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