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ajc12 posted:
I am a 20 year old female that was enrolled in a Jiu Jitsu class at school. During the first few days of class, while learning a new technique on falling, I happened to land incorrectly on my left shoulder. There was no pop or any other sign that something was wrong, just a feeling that something wasn't right. Over the next few days all movement in the shoulder was painful, sleeping was impossible; the constant feeling that the shoulder would pop out was unnerving.
I began PT 3x a week for 2 months and nothing changed. The range of motion improved but then the joint began to stick when reaching above the head; she suggested I see an orthopedic doctor. X-rays were taken with unremarkable results. An MRI with contrast was next with results showing: blunting along the anterior/inferior labrum (suggesting a nondisplaced Bankart lesion), mild tendinopathy in the supraspinatus; I still don't really know what either of these mean. The Orthopedic doctor said she found a tear, and that 6-12 months of PT after an hour surgery isn't worth it in her opinion; so I should do more PT instead.
I have been an active person my whole life: playing softball, golf, soccer, lacrosse, basketball, and rowing in college. Not being able to move my shoulder with out it hurting is hard for me, I can't even throw a ball to my brother it hurts that bad. I want to be able to go back to the way things were before.
Long story short, should I stick with the PT or push for the surgery? It has been 3 months already and I can take it anymore!

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Anon_22455 responded:
It's hard to tell you on the internet what to do.
But you can ask you physiotherapist's opinion on that subject or you can seek a second opinion from another orthopedist surgeon.
 
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Haylen_WebMD_Staff responded:
You might also want to check in with another PT and review your exercises - perhaps there is more you can do to speed the process along.

I feel for you - I have a partial tear and spent many months in PT. Best of luck for pain relief soon!

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ajc12 replied to Haylen_WebMD_Staff's response:
Has the PT helped at all?? I like I would rather go through the surgery at this point if it would help me get back to my normal.


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