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Old 11-18-2008, 10:51 PM   #1
Felipe Cruz
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Acromion type 3

I just came back from my ortho and found out that I have a type 3 Acromion.
Is my crossfit life over?? Can anyone give a glimmer of hope on my genetic
let downs?
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Old 11-19-2008, 02:51 PM   #2
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Re: Acromion type 3

Put your shoulders in your ears anytime your elbows approach the height of your shoulders and you will be fine.
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Old 11-19-2008, 08:35 PM   #3
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Re: Acromion type 3

...also, step forward with caution if (heaven forbid) you stumble across anterior deltoid pain. This would indicate possible supraspinatus impingement (as I am going through right now). Do what I should have been doing: Listen to your body.
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Old 11-19-2008, 10:30 PM   #4
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Re: Acromion type 3

What about kipping, deep dips etc. Also what are the long term
ramifications? Can you guys also suggest stretches and strengthening exercises I can do? Thank Guys for your post.
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Old 11-19-2008, 10:37 PM   #5
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Re: Acromion type 3

I think there's a surgical option. Not sure on the details or ramifications but you could explore it.
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Old 11-20-2008, 07:22 AM   #6
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Re: Acromion type 3

Not sure if it's appropriate, but surgery can definitely be used to scrape away protruding bits of bone and open up more space in the joint.

But, as with any surgery, there are certain downsides (cost, loss of training time), and possible downsides (risks): they might screw it up.

I would not do the surgery unless you were actually having pain from the movements you want to do, and if adjustments in form were not sufficient. But I *would* do it if those fail . . . not being able to lift your arms overhead is pretty significant loss.
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Old 11-20-2008, 09:26 PM   #7
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Re: Acromion type 3

This might sound dumb but can I still do kipping pull-ups???
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Old 11-25-2008, 01:16 PM   #8
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Re: Acromion type 3

Do they cause pain?
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Old 11-25-2008, 02:54 PM   #9
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Re: Acromion type 3

It may not be painful in the beginning, But I'm looking at the long term aspect.
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Old 11-25-2008, 04:27 PM   #10
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Re: Acromion type 3

I will say that I don't know much of shoulder issues than what I have endured myself and read on the internet. But my doc and PT said that when I was having shoulder issues I had 2 options.

Shaving down the bone to make space for my shoulder to properly move around (Which sounds what you have). Or I could strengthen it so the muscles in my shoulder would pull the joint apart a bit and hold everything in so that it didn't get all FUBAR.
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