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Old 04-06-2014, 06:03 PM   #1
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Shoulder Pain Advice

It's odd, but I really think I injured my shoulder shoveling snow here in NY. I think that is where it happened, but pretty sure I aggravated it about 8 weeks ago at CF. Felt serious pain while doing hand release pushups and burpeees and immediately stopped. Took 3 full weeks off and have gone back and modified all my workouts.

The pain is gone but there is still an ache when I try to stretch my arm across my body. The pain used to be intense when putting a shirt on. Could not wash my hair for about 2 weeks.

I would say the pain is middle to back of the shoulder. Can do pushups, pullups, T2B, snatches. Can't do overhead presses, overhead squats and sumo deadlift high pulls really aggravated it.

I know I should see a doctor, but I'm trying to avoid the financial burden of the MRI and have been able to rehab injuries before without seeing a doctor. Any help would be great! Thanks!!
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Old 04-06-2014, 06:34 PM   #2
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Re: Shoulder Pain Advice

Tough to say what you have but seeing a doctor doesn't mean you need to get an MRI, most things are diagnosed without them. They are just confirmatory if you are bad enough for surgery.
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Old 04-06-2014, 06:42 PM   #3
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Tough to say what you have but seeing a doctor doesn't mean you need to get an MRI, most things are diagnosed without them. They are just confirmatory if you are bad enough for surgery.
Thank you. I'm not sure who to go to. Should I go to a chiro, pt or directly to an orthopedist?
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Old 04-06-2014, 08:00 PM   #4
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Re: Shoulder Pain Advice

All should be able to diagnose you, go to someone you have a relation with that you trust. If you don't have anyone that you like or know of, then an orthopedist should be able to figure it out and refer appropriately.
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Re: Shoulder Pain Advice

Like Sean said, a trip to the doctor should rarely result in an MRI without some conservative treatment first.

Go here, http://www.livetheactivelife.com/ (WFS). Tell him I referred from here. He's a friend, talented doctor, and one of the owners of a great affiliate. His goal will be to get you back to where you want to be, and will likely understand what your goals are moreso than most other doctors.
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Re: Shoulder Pain Advice

Key word....EIGHT weeks ago!
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Old 04-07-2014, 12:41 PM   #7
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Like Sean said, a trip to the doctor should rarely result in an MRI without some conservative treatment first.

Go here, http://www.livetheactivelife.com/ (WFS). Tell him I referred from here. He's a friend, talented doctor, and one of the owners of a great affiliate. His goal will be to get you back to where you want to be, and will likely understand what your goals are moreso than most other doctors.
Thank you for this. This is about 15 minutes from me and I have already contacted him for an appointment. I will keep this thread updated.

I did the rotator cuff tests and believe they were negative so this is something else....I think.
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Old 04-09-2014, 06:17 PM   #8
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Like Sean said, a trip to the doctor should rarely result in an MRI without some conservative treatment first.

Go here, http://www.livetheactivelife.com/ (WFS). Tell him I referred from here. He's a friend, talented doctor, and one of the owners of a great affiliate. His goal will be to get you back to where you want to be, and will likely understand what your goals are moreso than most other doctors.
So, had to come back here to update. Went to see Dr. Sean today as per your recommendation. He thought it was pretty cool that a referral came from someone in Carolina.

So, explained my pain and he presented some amazing ideas on pain, pain management and how we function with and without it. He's a great teacher and great presenter.

He then fixed me. Literally. I had such limited range of motion in my left shoulder prior to treatment and I left and my shoulder felt almost 100% better. I left there thinking he is a wizard. He gave me an honest assessment of my injury, how long I will need to see him and what I can do moving forward.

Anyone in NY with any type of pain should not hesitate to see Dr. Sean.
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Awesome Frank! Happy to hear!


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So, had to come back here to update. Went to see Dr. Sean today as per your recommendation. He thought it was pretty cool that a referral came from someone in Carolina.

So, explained my pain and he presented some amazing ideas on pain, pain management and how we function with and without it. He's a great teacher and great presenter.

He then fixed me. Literally. I had such limited range of motion in my left shoulder prior to treatment and I left and my shoulder felt almost 100% better. I left there thinking he is a wizard. He gave me an honest assessment of my injury, how long I will need to see him and what I can do moving forward.

Anyone in NY with any type of pain should not hesitate to see Dr. Sean.
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Old 04-11-2014, 03:22 AM   #10
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So, had to come back here to update. Went to see Dr. Sean today as per your recommendation. He thought it was pretty cool that a referral came from someone in Carolina.

So, explained my pain and he presented some amazing ideas on pain, pain management and how we function with and without it. He's a great teacher and great presenter.

He then fixed me. Literally. I had such limited range of motion in my left shoulder prior to treatment and I left and my shoulder felt almost 100% better. I left there thinking he is a wizard. He gave me an honest assessment of my injury, how long I will need to see him and what I can do moving forward.

Anyone in NY with any type of pain should not hesitate to see Dr. Sean.
Any chance of explaining a little as to what he did to make it better. It is always interesting to know what sort of treatment people receive.
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