More like 12-16 weeks after the operation.
I went to the doctor yesterday about my shoulder and he says ive torn a rotator cuff and cant do weights for 6 weeks. What are your thoughts on this, is this true it needs 6 weeks to heal. What sort of size/strength and weight loss am I likely to have after 6 weeks off. Also should I stick to the bulking diet that Im currently on whilst not doing weights what about creatine, protein powder etc or is this just a waste and will I just get fat from a bulking diet whilst not doing weights. Anyone else had a similar injury, how long did it take you to heal.
Ps I very down about this major setback
More like 12-16 weeks after the operation.
dam that sucks man, i know how you feel.
maybe you could put a super leg program together, mostly squating, and some core workout stuff so your body still gets good work in. and if its your dominant arm thats hurt, you can work on the weaker arm to help it catch up while you rest the other.
rushing recovery is a sure fire way to a longer recovery, at least in my experience.
ive hurt both my shoulders permanently (distal clavicle osteolysis), as well as my right sternal clavicular joint. so some never really heal.
i think zinc, glucosamine, and chondroitin are good things to supplement for recovery.
yeah, i would take more tha 6 weeks too.
Keep training your lower body and your other arm. Bench with it, press, pull etc.... Do everything you normally do. After about 8-10 weeks start very very light on the injured arm and work through a PAIN FREE range of motion. Just work on getting it strong through a good ROM, stretch and keep training the other arm to get whatever cross over effect you can. good luck.
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Thanks for the replys guys.
Unfortunately its my weaker arm/shoulder.
Foreman rules do you mean you had an operation and had 12-16 weeks recovery ?
I will do legs from next week on however im not sure about straight leg deads they may put pressure on the rotator a bit.
Anyway what about the diet should I continue my bulking diet whilst only doing leg weights or will I just get fat without the upper body work.
Don't do squats with a torn rotator though.
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well i have it time ago , i´.am a nurse i know when the problem is big.
most of the doctor use prevention, but all depent on how u fell.
of course, stop bro, in my case stop the higt weigth, i remember that i stop ,pu like 3 diclofenac shoots an take ubuprofeno, and the rest coming alone, i take 1 week off, , when start again use low weight.
thats my situation.
if u MD give u a recipe. the most usefull drug is dexametasona 4mg /ml.
Originally Posted by alexvega
If you only took off one week off Alex then you didn't tear your rotator cuff, you probably just slightly injured a muscle.
Do not start with the bum arm until your Ortho gives you the nod!!!!
(Hopefully you went with a sports specialist)
I picked an aggresive young guy who had worked with some of the RedWings & Lions
to do legs I used leg press, seated leg curl, and extension machines...
(Check for ones with a stack and pin setup, this is easy one arm operation)
And if you can stand the pressure on the sore shoulder, use a hack squat with a stack and pin setup
Continue to work with the good arm - (Your abs will become strong)-
Get ready for some possible mental depression when the arm is strong enough to start lifting again... You won't be able to just do your old workout, and that's gonna suck- Make a strict plan of recovery before this happens
You may also want to concentrate on fine tuning your diet, if you can't concentrate so heavily on lifting -
Originally Posted by Oz lifter
I might be going through the same thing. What kind of pain did you feel before going to the doctor? Pretty bad or just discomfort?
Well I have a torn cuff also. You expience pain and you'll know as your bench press will fall through the roof. Mine has dropped about 150 lbs in the last 3 months.
Originally Posted by AKIRA
AKIRA sometimes the pain was worse than others like at the end of the week after a full week of weights it would be really sore with any movement then after a weekend rest it would feel a little better. As soon as you do weights again it gets sore though.
Tough old man how long did it take for your rotator to heel, you got any advice for me to make it heel quicker.
Rocco32 why cant you do squats ?
BTW ive been putting ice on in the morining and night and will start using heat soon as well.
Ummm...........if you dont let it heal properly you will make it worse and probably have to take off 6 months.Originally Posted by Oz lifter
Do as your Doctor says..............and NO weights at all for the entire 6 weeks.
Has your Ortho recommended physical therapy?
You should 'with permission' be raging, to start doing rotations
MM he didnt really advise me to do anything all he said was dont do weights ?
well if u are talking about to tear, definily
it take long time to recovery.
in my case it dont´n hapened
I agree with u MR Foreman Rules
I'm curious how you got the injury. I had what i thought was a slap tear in my arm, but the pain went away.