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Shoulder Pain - Who can help?

Michael0124

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No video of my crash. Probably not that interesting. Basically I got cut off, then they crashed right it front of me, I tried to ride over their bike but was unsuccessful and went out over the handlebars. When it became apparent that I was going to land directly on my head I put my arm out to save my brain and drove my arm out the back.
That sounds really painful, not liking the visual of it in my mind
 

Baggsy

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Went to physio for mine. They seemed to think it was my neck, it wasn't. One of my shoulder blades gets twisted a little, and I had a small tear in the other shoulder. What ended up helping was shoulder massage at the physio place.
 

ReSTored

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Doctors will be able to do nothing for you, except prescribe pain meds which you should stay away from. MD's are all about surgical procedures to correct (they hope) mechanical issues.

Go to a physiotherapist, describe in detail the issue and they can probably outline a program to resolve this for you.

Stay away from chiropractors (i.e. witchdoctors) who are generally, IMHO, total BS artists.
 

Klaatu

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After my accident they told me I just dislocated my shoulder. The pain didn't go away for weeks, I kept going back to my doctor.
I finally made my doctor send me for an MRI. I had a massive rotator cuff tear and had to have surgery.
 

Trials

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After my accident they told me I just dislocated my shoulder. The pain didn't go away for weeks, I kept going back to my doctor.
I finally made my doctor send me for an MRI. I had a massive rotator cuff tear and had to have surgery.
Ooooooo I think that's kinda what I did to my knee, it rotated in a direction it was never made to rotate :|
stop talking about injuries, too many of them sound familiar :| did you ever go off the back of the bike and land on your tail bone? that one really hurts.
 

Evoex

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Header pipe burn on the calf of your leg 😱 that's gotta be the worst.
Did the motorcycle not come with an instruction manual?
 
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GreyGhost

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paging @GreyGhost you`re doing it wrong.
That's option number one. It wasnt going to work that time. I was going to do an impression of a lawn dart followed by that ad where the watermelon explodes on the road. I was wearing a helmet but it only has an inch or two of crumple zone and I wasnt liking those odds. My arm taking one for the team slowed me down enough that I could rotate and the helmet never touched .
 

Trials

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Lawn dart :| I don't think I've had that crash yet,
:unsure: unless I count the hasty exit from the back seat of the Volkswagen Beetle through the front windshield.
... that one hurt a little bit too, no helmet.
 

sburns

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Insurance never found out ...

Doctor it is..

Thank you all
Also an ultrasound might be worth it, this is how I found out I had a muscle tear on my back shoulder blade. When it acts up shoulder problems happen. I've had numerous left shoulder problems. What @bigpoppa advised in post #4 is right on though.
 

Trials

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Also an ultrasound might be worth it, this is how I found out I had a muscle tear on my back shoulder blade. When it acts up shoulder problems happen. I've had numerous left shoulder problems. What @bigpoppa advised in post #4 is right on though.
Works pretty good on your kidney, if the thing is swollen up 3 times it's normal size you can kinda see that
in a blurry sonogram kinda way. Helps tons when the tech tells you what you are actually looking at (y)
 

PrivatePilot

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Doctors will be able to do nothing for you, except prescribe pain meds which you should stay away from. MD's are all about surgical procedures to correct (they hope) mechanical issues.
Yeah, no.

Starting out with a physiotherapist isn't' a terrible idea, but physiotherapists are NOT doctors, and I can speak from first hand experience that after spending 6 months going to physio for my original right shoulder issue without resolution (my wife had unlimited physio coverage through work at the time, so no loss) I finally went to my doctor, was referred to a specialist, who referred me to a surgeon, who then requisitioned an MRI and found the problem - completely torn supraspinatus tendon separated from the bone. 25 years of physiotherapy wouldn't have fixed the issue - it would be like rubbing a smashed door on a car and hoping the dents would work themselves out when it really needs a physical repair.

So, my point being....starting with physio isn't always the best choice. Let a doctor refer to you to it if he/she thinks it's worthwhile and go from there.

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After my accident they told me I just dislocated my shoulder. The pain didn't go away for weeks, I kept going back to my doctor.
I finally made my doctor send me for an MRI. I had a massive rotator cuff tear and had to have surgery.
Yep, this certainly comes to mind having had a full rotator cuff rebuild myself, and headed for another from the sense of my specialists appt last week with my shoulder surgeon again.

Definitely go to a doctor OP.
 

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