Shoulder Injury

Discussion in 'Health & Fitness' started by kenshireen, Mar 2, 2008.

  1. kenshireen

    kenshireen Professional

    Aug 25, 2004
    I am 61..been playing many years. I have a severe spin serve out wide... really snap the racket head.
    After a match, the next day I could barely raise my arm.. There was much tenderness in the crook of my shoulder..rotator cuff area.. Went to an orthoped.. he did some strength test and X-ray and said he thought it was RC tendonitis since I had strength... Said to take some ibuprofen before I play.. and wait... I said lets get an MRI to see what's going on.

    My shoulder hurts when I throw a football or serve... the downward snap in particular..
    Not extreme pain but enough to know it is not normal.. Also when I hit a backhand and open up coming through.

    Any advice would be appreciated... Also anybody know a good orthoped in the Atlanta Area.. I have been less than happy with the one I go to.

    thanks, ken
  2. Ocean Drive

    Ocean Drive Hall of Fame

    Jul 24, 2007
    I am having bad shoulder problems right now in both of them and I played through it for the summer, I would advise you to stay off the tennis as long as you can until it is healed. The ibuprofen will reduce the inflammation, I take diclofenac which is stronger than ibuprofen. Ice it two times a day at least.

    Hope you can recover soon and that it isn't too severe.
  3. bronco_mba

    bronco_mba Rookie

    Jan 10, 2008
    Southern California
    I posted this in another thread in this forum:

    Dr. Xavier A. Duralde
    Peachtree Orthopedic Clinic
    Orthopedic Surgeon to the Atlanta Braves since 1998
    Specializes in shoulders

    Credentials are impressive (Harvard A.B., Columbia M.D.)

    Offices in Atlanta and Peachtree

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