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    my left shoulder hurts.........in the front where the joint rotates. it's not too keen on being over my head........it's not an injury yet - just sore. cancelled biking & i'm just doing what i need to do. what's best? ibuprophen & rest? get out there & run it? for sure did it paddling {it's not my casting arm!} on wed. & i'd like to go biking this wed. advice? Steve.
    Steve Garro. www.coconinocycles.blogspot.com

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    I assume you have already downloaded and read this booklet:

    http://www.pva.org/site/News2?page=NewsArticle&id=9451

    For any musculoskeletal injury, until you can get it more fully evaluated:
    Rest
    Ice
    Compresson (ace wrap)
    Elevation (to handle swelling, less appropriate for a shoulder injury)

    NSAIDs are OK as long as you are not on blood thinners and you take them with food.

    (KLD)
    The SCI-Nurses are advanced practice nurses specializing in SCI/D care. They are available to answer questions, provide education, and make suggestions which you should always discuss with your physician/primary health care provider before implementing. Medical diagnosis is not provided, nor do the SCI-Nurses provide nursing or medical care through their responses on the CareCure forums.

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      #3
      Ask a PT to show you exercises to strengthen your rotator cuff and then for your shoulder in general. Do them religiously and it'll help you immensely.

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        #4
        Steve - we need to face the following facts: 1. We are old. 2. We are ex-ultradistance exercise overdoers. 3. 4 hour one-off rides, 3 hour 21 mile nordic skis. Crutch walkin' exercise junkies.
        I am having anterior shoulder pain too from 'too much fun' nordic skiing. I think I have bicepital tendonitis with a painful click as it leaves the bicipital groove.
        My wife rationally says , "instead of doing 3 hours, do 1 hour." Well I am not even warmed up in one hour. My physical reality is not aligned with my mind and enthusiasm. It really sucks. Let me know what you are going to do. I hope it heals up soon.
        Jon

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          #5
          Originally posted by arndog View Post
          Steve - we need to face the following facts: 1. We are old. 2. We are ex-ultradistance exercise overdoers. 3. 4 hour one-off rides, 3 hour 21 mile nordic skis. Crutch walkin' exercise junkies.
          I am having anterior shoulder pain too from 'too much fun' nordic skiing. I think I have bicepital tendonitis with a painful click as it leaves the bicipital groove.
          My wife rationally says , "instead of doing 3 hours, do 1 hour." Well I am not even warmed up in one hour. My physical reality is not aligned with my mind and enthusiasm. It really sucks. Let me know what you are going to do. I hope it heals up soon.
          Jon
          you nailed it, bro. my shoulders are trashed from 20+yrs. of ultra-endurance racing & world touring. i dislocated my shoulders more then a few times. i get clicking & popping, too. right now i'm in the "be nice to it & wait" stage. i *think* it's coming around........just been trying to catch up on work. if i keep my hands below my nipple line it's all good. doing the "chicken wing" is irritating. i know what you mean about exercise - 1hr doesn't get me anywhere & doesn't do much for my attitude. we'll see Wed. if i feel good i'll go biking. if not, i'll do a mellow paddle. gotta escape the paved world somehow! Steve.
          Steve Garro. www.coconinocycles.blogspot.com

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            #6
            Yikes. It sounds like you're experiencing what I've been going through with a partial labrial tear in my shoulder. It manifested as bicep tendonitis from wc bball and xc skiing. The ortho said over-use and my PT and Sports Therapist claimed it's postural or structural. I have been doing three months of subscapular exercises, stretches and cut out the heavy weights in bench and shoulder presses and I go days without pain. Still handcycling and swimming....For some of the exercises check out the website Webfoot posted:
            http://www.mckinley.uiuc.edu/handout...nditioning.htm

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              #7
              Steve, how is the shoulder doing? I am having problems as well, trying to get an MRI now to see exactly whats going on. Good luck!

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                #8
                Originally posted by Oldtimer View Post
                Steve, how is the shoulder doing? I am having problems as well, trying to get an MRI now to see exactly whats going on. Good luck!
                it's coming along - it's healing, but slowly. what really pisses it off is crutch walking. good luck with that MRI, O.T. ......... Steve.
                Steve Garro. www.coconinocycles.blogspot.com

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