Torn shoulder and upper arm muscles

Discussion in 'Manflu Corner' started by Drillman, Jul 14, 2018.

  1. Drillman

    Drillman Member

    Location:
    North Yorkshire
    Currently suffering from the above. No real idea how i did it. Dosed up on painkillers to little effect. Any suggestions of ways to speed up the healing process and how to relieve the pain so i can get on with stuff?

    Currently struggling/am unable to even operate tractor spool levers etc!
     
  2. bobk

    bobk Member

    Location:
    stafford
    Recuperation , it's all you can do .
     
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  3. Not what you probably want to hear but a combination of resting the affected muscles and take some Diclofenac (prescription only now I believe).
     
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  4. Cowcalf

    Cowcalf Member

    Location:
    North of Scotland
    drink , drugs and wild sex !
     
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  5. 40 series

    40 series Member

    Rest never a good time for it
     
  6. milkloss

    milkloss Member

    Location:
    East Sussex
    Is the muscle over the top of the shoulder? If so try not to repetitively use the particular movement that hurts....... easier said than done!

    Also hold the bottom of a stick vertically with the good arm, grip higher up with the bad arm and relax it. Use the good arm to move the stick in circular motions to excercise the damaged shoulder without further damaging it. The bad shoulder must be relaxed as the good arm does the work. Aids healing and mobility.
     
  7. Sharpy

    Sharpy Member

    Location:
    Ardrossan Ayrshire
    I tore my rotator cuff 15 years ago. I manned up and got on with it. HUGE mistake.
    After a month I got it looked at, had left it too long, still weak to this day. I also damaged the other shoulder abusing it to do my work
    Go see a pysio, pay for one to get started soonest, to reduce the long term damage.
     
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  8. A1an

    A1an Member

    Rest and physio.

    Physios are highly under rated.
     
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  9. Dry Rot

    Dry Rot Member

    Location:
    Scotland
    I sympathise with you. Did the same about a month ago. Still feel a bit off walking down the field. Pain killers were useless and I took to my bed for a couple of days.

    Sorry, not what you wanted to hear.:( But they're right. You need to rest. Pain is Nature's way of telling you to slow down.
     
  10. Drillman

    Drillman Member

    Location:
    North Yorkshire
    Had physio on it twice now but made the mistake of keeping going
     
  11. M-J-G

    M-J-G Member

    Location:
    Sunny Scotland
    I've torn both of mine, rest is the only cure, cutting out the tasks/actions that caused them is the only prevention.
     
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  12. mo!

    mo! Member

    Location:
    York
    Did mine a fortnight ago when I got knocked over trying to load an uncooperative half blind bullock. The black eye has gone but I still can't sleep on my right side.

    Rest, anti-inflamatories, see if the doc will give you some proper strength ibuprofen gel and get to a physio.
     
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  13. driving that ford common problem i've been told :p
     
  14. Drillman

    Drillman Member

    Location:
    North Yorkshire
    Actually the physio said it was as a result of having my arm at an unnatural angle for extended periods of time when i was younger. when i told him i was a farmer he then laughed and said so you had a landrover then........
     
  15. Drillman

    Drillman Member

    Location:
    North Yorkshire
    Update. Doctor gave me some stronger happy pills and physio to do. Arm isn't perfect but at least it works. That will do me.
     

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