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Discussion: Wha' happened?

in: Soupbone; Soupbone > 2016-10-07

Oct 7, 2016 6:14 PM # 
Sorry to learn about your 'messed up' shoulder. Hope it gets better before ski season begins; you had a great Birkie last February. What happened?
Oct 7, 2016 9:45 PM # 
matzah ball:
sounds painful, hoping it doesnt turn out to be deal buster
Oct 8, 2016 4:14 PM # 
I must of ripped some muscles from my shoulder area reaching for something behind the dryer.
No MRI yet but X-rays showed no bone issues. Not sure how long this is going to let me down. But it's pain was unbeliveble. Still is bad even with pain drugs.
Yep it time to recover this thing, as soon as I get an MRI I will know what stupid damage I have done to myself
Oct 8, 2016 4:31 PM # 
Bummer! Can't begin to imagine the pain side of this. Hope it heals well and soon for you.
Oct 8, 2016 5:22 PM # 
Too bad; hope it isn't serious.

But as I found out a couple of years ago, as we age, bone density declines, and some guys even develop osteoporosis. But we ALL lose bone density no matter how active we might be. And this bone loss also weakens the point where muscles attach to the bone.

In my case, I just dropped 18" off a platform, landed off-balance, and caused an avulsion (detachment) of my hamstring muscle up in my butt. It probably should have been surgically repaired, but my doc told me my bones were already too weak. As a result, my running times went from 9 min/mile to 15 min/mile and have stayed there. But fortunately without further pain.

There is a lot of literature on the internet:

...Muscle strain is a common injury, especially in individuals to warm up sufficiently. Severe strains are a rupture of a tendon-bone attachment with separation of muscle fibers. Severe strains may require surgical repair....

I assume you didn't warm up before you stretched to reach that sock behind the dryer. :-)

You're a lot younger than I was when I was injured. So you should have more options. But I wouldn't depend only on your doctor's advice or an MRI report. I'd do some reading to try to analyze your situation yourself, and ask good questions. Good luck!
Oct 9, 2016 3:49 PM # 
Hope the MRI shows clearly what to do. I had a shoulder tear and a missed repair; further injury occurred 5 years later. By then the muscle in the area had basically deteriorated to gristle and it was found during surgery to be irreparable.

So good luck and get it fixed if necessary.

Birkie and Korte this year!
Oct 11, 2016 4:08 AM # 
Hope it heals quickly, Charlie! Maybe even in time for Sprint San Francisco (Dec 10-11)!

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