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kenshireen 03-02-2008 11:01 AM

Shoulder Injury
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

Ocean Drive 03-02-2008 04:26 PM

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.

bronco_mba 03-03-2008 09:24 AM

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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