Thread: SLAP tear
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Old 09-19-2006, 06:31 PM   #1
Greg Battaglia
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Ok, so I was diagnosed with a SLAP tear in my right shoulder by means of physical examination so far. I haven't yet had an MRI, but all the tell-tale signs/symptoms exists for a SLAP tear, right on the button. So, now what? I have an appointment with my doc next Thursday. I know that labral tears cannot heal on their own due to the avascularity of the labrum and generally require surgery. Is there any possible way to recover from a SLAP tear and continue to live an active Crossfit lifestyle WITHOUT surgery? I would really like to avoid surgery, 6 months of inactivity will kill me. If surgery is the only way then I guess I'll have to accept that, but I'm not too excited about that probably truth. Anyone know what my options are?
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