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Old 12-01-2013, 08:55 AM   #1
Bill Lee
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Crossfit-Friendly Orthopedist in Minnesota

Can anyone recommend a Crossfit-Friendly orthopedist in the Twin Cities?
The last guy I saw for my bum shoulder told me to never push or press, especially overhead. As you can imagine, the rest of the experience didn't go so well.

Thanks in advance for your help.
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Old 12-01-2013, 09:34 AM   #2
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Re: Crossfit-Friendly Orthopedist in Minnesota

What'd he say the problem with the "bum shoulder" was? Sometimes not doing the movement that hurts is the right answer whether it's the one you want or not.
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Old 12-01-2013, 11:06 AM   #3
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Any ortho who works with athletes (should not be a shortage in Minneapolis) should work. Odds are they will tell you the same thing though. Remember, he went to school and knows a thing or 2 about joints. For some reason crossfitters think all doctors are part of some sort of conspiracy.
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Old 12-01-2013, 11:15 AM   #4
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Re: Crossfit-Friendly Orthopedist in Minnesota

I've accepted that maybe I just shouldn't put anything overhead. But it's hard to take when the doctor telling you this is derisive towards Crossfit. Not snatching, not jerking, but Crossfit.

So I'd like to see someone with better bedside manner and who shows a little interest in getting me as functional and pain-free as possible.

As far as the shoulder goes, I was impinging and he prescribed strengthening the rotator cuff muscles. So he sent me across the hall to the PT who gave me exercises to do. I went back for progressions every week or two and after 6 weeks they proclaimed me cured. Problem was, I sure didn't feel cured.
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Old 12-01-2013, 11:18 AM   #5
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Gotcha. There are honestly probably a ton of sports specialists there with u of m and Augsburg.
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Old 12-01-2013, 01:39 PM   #6
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Re: Crossfit-Friendly Orthopedist in Minnesota

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I've accepted that maybe I just shouldn't put anything overhead. But it's hard to take when the doctor telling you this is derisive towards Crossfit. Not snatching, not jerking, but Crossfit.

So I'd like to see someone with better bedside manner and who shows a little interest in getting me as functional and pain-free as possible.

As far as the shoulder goes, I was impinging and he prescribed strengthening the rotator cuff muscles. So he sent me across the hall to the PT who gave me exercises to do. I went back for progressions every week or two and after 6 weeks they proclaimed me cured. Problem was, I sure didn't feel cured.
You aren't going to cure impingement without surgery. You can rehabilitate the soft tissue damage it causes, and you can improve posture and strength of the muscles in the area to help minimize the symptoms, but it won't cure it. Surgery to shave the bone causing the impingement is the cure.

I would seek out a 2nd opinion and, as a previous poster advised, try to find an ortho who works with athletes.

Is it acceptable to you to always avoid overhead activity?

It was not for me. I chose to have surgery (2 weeks ago) for severe and chronic impingement. They also fixed a SLAP lesion while in there, but we had significant debate about whether to even fix it. The impingement was the real issue.

Before deciding to have surgery I consulted with a physiotherapist who I trust very, very much and who is typically opposed to surgery for most conditions. In light of the problems I was having, and the radiology reports, she told me to have the surgery. When done by the right doc, for the right patients, it is a very successful surgery.
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