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    Well I injured my sholder 6 weeks ago at work and I've just been told by the Physio that she is going to recommend i see a specialist :( Its really starting to frustrate me cause I cant do much at all :( and the worst thing is the surf has been so good lately and all I can do is watch. Don't get met started on Snow either, I just hope it comes good before i go to Japow

    anyhoo that is all
    Is out of the sling :WOOHOO:

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    That blows SDJ at least the recoperation should be covered by your employer/whatever worker comp is called these days.
    How many days till it snows again?

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    Is it your drinking arm?
    Winter is here!

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    hmmmmm.
    just started thinking about this situation with my elbow.
    hope its gets better for ya sdj
    dislocating body parts hurt. ALOT !!!!

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    A mate dislocated his shoulder in Japow back in Feb, had a reco of the rotor cuff, loads of physio, and still could not ride this winter.

    He is hopeful of being good for our Colorado road trip next Feb, but even that is looking unlikely at this stage.

    Yep, he's a 'boarder! I guess that happens when your knuckles drag on the ground huh [img]tongue.gif[/img]
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    Originally posted by pow pig:
    A mate dislocated his shoulder in Japow back in Feb, had a reco of the rotor cuff, loads of physio, and still could not ride this winter.

    He is hopeful of being good for our Colorado road trip next Feb, but even that is looking unlikely at this stage.

    Yep, he's a 'boarder! I guess that happens when your knuckles drag on the ground huh [img]tongue.gif[/img]
    i'd prefer a shoulder over an acl like you skiers seem to get!
    i disco'd my shoulder in japow in feb to, but rode my remaining week, been to physio and specialist....specy says 2 i can wait up to 2 years before having reco, so choose when i'm not going O/s for riding. took it easy this season.... for the first few minutes at least. currently 95% chance of repeat injury until surgery

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    Originally posted by SDJ:
    Well I injured my sholder 6 weeks ago at work and I've just been told by the Physio that she is going to recommend i see a specialist :( Its really starting to frustrate me cause I cant do much at all :( and the worst thing is the surf has been so good lately and all I can do is watch. Don't get met started on Snow either, I just hope it comes good before i go to Japow

    anyhoo that is all
    are you in sydney? book in to see nick stepkovich at SSRS in hornsby...total genius physio. highly recommended for shoulder injuries.
    and if you are after a surgeon, david duckworth at the SAN in wahroonga if you can get in. he took all the hassle out of getting MRI and no waiting....he pulls strings at the medical imaging places to get you in the same day.

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    Same SDJ,actually saw Doc today after physio's recommendation.Off tomorrow for x-ray's and ultrasound.......I've been carrying this for a long time so maybe its time to fix properly..You're right tho its so restrictive. Hard to get a good nights sleep :(

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    Originally posted by foxpuppet:
    </font><blockquote>quote:</font><hr />Originally posted by SDJ:
    Well I injured my sholder 6 weeks ago at work and I've just been told by the Physio that she is going to recommend i see a specialist :( Its really starting to frustrate me cause I cant do much at all :( and the worst thing is the surf has been so good lately and all I can do is watch. Don't get met started on Snow either, I just hope it comes good before i go to Japow

    anyhoo that is all
    are you in sydney? book in to see nick stepkovich at SSRS in hornsby...total genius physio. highly recommended for shoulder injuries.
    and if you are after a surgeon, david duckworth at the SAN in wahroonga if you can get in. he took all the hassle out of getting MRI and no waiting....he pulls strings at the medical imaging places to get you in the same day.
    </font>[/QUOTE]im in newcastle.. but if i have to i will travel to sydney to get it sorted.
    jahoota yep its my drinking arm and man its weird drinking with the other

    the scary thing is ive had the Xrays and ultra sounds and they showed nothing according to the report but my physio is a bit sus about the ultra sound and thinks it needs to be re done, and she is saying its very hard to treat cause everything seems to be irritating that she gives me to do. the first doc i started seeing basically sent me home and just said to have a few panadol and if the pains still there in 2 weeks come back. well im not seeing that doc anymore.
    Is out of the sling :WOOHOO:

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    Was there any mention of tendon damage (torn or snapped) and does anyone know if this is repairable....?

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    Dr Neil Halpin in Newy is also a good specialist.

    He's in the Lisa Tynan physio building. New Lambton I think... 49526859

    Not 100% sure he specialises in Shoulders, but I can guarantee he'll send you to the best

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    kool thanks guys and gals. The Physio is leaning towards tendon damage but with a potential dodgy ultrasound cant be certain. I go back to the GP tomorrow so we'll see what he has to say and were he will refer me to
    Is out of the sling :WOOHOO:

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    you need an MRI, the ultrasound and x ray can't see the torn ligament. That's why you need to go to a specialist/surgeon, u can't get anything back from Medicare unless you hAve an MRI referall. Did your shoulder go numb for a while and feel heavy? Possibly similar injury to mine, a subluxation, dislocate and relocate in one move,nice huh! I couldn't sleep well either. However if you can see nick, he really will get it much better. I couldn't even lift my arm to level with my shoulder, within one session I could get it nearly vertical... This guy works on triathletes and his practice is a training school for physios from o/s. 02 94774848 is his number, i've been to a fair few physios over the years but this guy is really great andnot too pricey, doing it for the love!

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    Top shoulder expert in Australia is David Sonnabend, but I don't know if he is open to new clients. Based in Sydney.

    He worked on my whole shoulder and put a few other bits and pieces back together, as I used to dislocate out the back if you shook my hand!

    LOL, you should have seen some people who thought they had broken me. But I am a rubberband person, so it was no big deal.

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    Originally posted by Boardingbuny:
    Dr Neil Halpin in Newy is also a good specialist.

    He's in the Lisa Tynan physio building. New Lambton I think... 49526859

    Not 100% sure he specialises in Shoulders, but I can guarantee he'll send you to the best
    Great recommendation if SDJ dislocated his groin!

    And good luck getting an appointment - it's end of footy season and he'd be busy I'd say...

    He's highly recognised as a groin surgeon, and treats lots of footy players, mostly Knights. He was also the guy who ratted on Joey's drug habits!
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    [/qb][/QUOTE]i'd prefer a shoulder over an acl like you skiers seem to get!
    i disco'd my shoulder in japow in feb to, but rode my remaining week, been to physio and specialist....specy says 2 i can wait up to 2 years before having reco, so choose when i'm not going O/s for riding. took it easy this season.... for the first few minutes at least. currently 95% chance of repeat injury until surgery [/QB][/QUOTE]

    Well I'd prefer neither! Sore legs from skiing is the only pain I "enjoy"!

    My mate did his 3 days into a 15 day trip. He was the missing link in our annual Hotham week this year! He could have also rode and "taken it easy" but is saving himself for OS. A wise choice for sure but only if this northern winter is good!
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    well i was refered to a Dr Steve Brindley at Sandgate and my appointment isnt till 8th of dec so im hoping Physio can get it sorted cause im not keen on being out of action that long. I better start working on drinking beers lefthanded now i guess
    Is out of the sling :WOOHOO:

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    Originally posted by SDJ:
    well i was refered to a Dr Steve Brindley at Sandgate and my appointment isnt till 8th of dec so im hoping Physio can get it sorted cause im not keen on being out of action that long. I better start working on drinking beers lefthanded now i guess
    I wouldn't wait, once you get into the specialist it takes a while for the process, get into anyone you can, my gp gave me 10 to phone up and get in asap.

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    Had my ultrasound today....radiographer said he could see tendon damage without giving me any details.Asked if there was much in fixing and he said there were plenty of options available....so something this painful does'nt appear too serious. Off to Quack next tThursday.. [img]smile.gif[/img]

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    Back from doctor and results of ultrasound reveal full thickness tear of supraspinatus tendon,bursitis and tendinous impingement and advanced degenerative change at the AC joint... Apparently surgery is the only remedy. The problem being the recovery period is 12 months. First 6 weeks is spent in a sling with minimal movement and the next 4 weeks still not able to return to work! The next 4-5 months will involve rehab....Oh well guess i'll hve to find other interests because swimming,surfing,paddling and even skiing are out for a while... :( Good luck with yours SDJ.... [img]smile.gif[/img]

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