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ozzman
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It happened, not sure exactly why, but it happened. Actually I have a fair idea of why it happened, my A/C joint is sore and tender, perhaps due to overcompensation when pressing to avoid pain in a couple of fractured points in my hand (those are healed BTW)

But now like a stupid idiot, ended up effing up my shoulder. Pressing movements are out, and will continue following IA's Simple Power-Based routine except for the pressing movements. During those days I will concentrate more on arms exercises (that I have neglected for long) and sled pulling.

In the meantime I am taking Cissus for quicker healing and may add glucosamine as well

Does anyone have any advice for the most efficient and rapid recovery?

Ozzman


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trouble
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Stop stressing the joint. You'll need a rest period. Find and use Traumeel cream to reduce inflammation and promote healing. To glucosamine, add glucouronic acid or glucuronolactone, to hit the lubrication/connective tissue repair biopolymers from a different angle. To this end, add bran to your whey.

Patience, and time, with a little supplement help, will help. You may want to do some reading on phyto- and mineral supplements for bone repair, so that you need not spare grip..

After pain and inflammation has subsided, you know the routine for shoulder rehab. Talk to p-funk about it, if you need pointers.


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ozzman
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Stop stressing the joint. You'll need a rest period. Find and use Traumeel cream to reduce inflammation and promote healing. To glucosamine, add glucouronic acid or glucuronolactone, to hit the lubrication/connective tissue repair biopolymers from a different angle. To this end, add bran to your whey.

Patience, and time, with a little supplement help, will help. You may want to do some reading on phyto- and mineral supplements for bone repair, so that you need not spare grip..

After pain and inflammation has subsided, you know the routine for shoulder rehab. Talk to p-funk about it, if you need pointers.

Do you think sled pulling will stress the joint? Granted it is a shoulder harness, but there was no pain at all when pulling. Not so when doing even the lightest bench press (bar).

Still looking for glucouronic acid .....but with different terms I have found some products that have glucosamine HCL and glucouronic acid.

Thanks.


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trouble
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Negatory on the sled work. Its a classic rotator cuff overuse injury, eh?

Yes sir, get the combo product - send me a link for it, will you please? I can add it to my supps recommenation list. I gram, twice a day of the glucosamine and whatever that translates to on glucuronic acid in that product.

Bulk Nutrition was carrying the latter in bulk (as the lactone).

I didn't know you had decided to try the shoulder harness. I got one and I think its great. What is your impression of it, as opposed to using a belt (which is not designed for that purpose, esp if you use a d-ring mounted on it, in the back - that struck me as very poor mechanics)??


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vitaplus
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Get a foam roller, get the new Mike Robertson DVD on Upper body maintenance and see and ART specialist

I had the same problem and got it corrected in 3 weeks easy.

You can PM me if you want and I will give you more details.


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ozzman
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Is it "Inside-Out: The Ultimate Upper Body Warm-up" ?

and PM sent.

Even if it is 3 weeks I realize it may take a while.


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Posted by: @ozzman
It happened, not sure exactly why, but it happened. Actually I have a fair idea of why it happened, my A/C joint is sore and tender, perhaps due to overcompensation when pressing to avoid pain in a couple of fractured points in my hand (those are healed BTW)

But now like a stupid idiot, ended up effing up my shoulder. Pressing movements are out, and will continue following IA's Simple Power-Based routine except for the pressing movements. During those days I will concentrate more on arms exercises (that I have neglected for long) and sled pulling.

In the meantime I am taking Cissus for quicker healing and may add glucosamine as well

Does anyone have any advice for the most efficient and rapid recovery?
Ozzman

Active release technique.

activerelease.net for a practitioner near you.


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D Sade
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A/C injuries are nothing to mess with. Failure to properly recover could lead to gradualy disintegration (my left joint is toast) and will put a serious hurting on shoulder/bicep/pressing movements.

Rest, with a slow phase-in back to heavy work - along with the supp suggestions - would be ideal, IME.


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ozzman
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Active release technique.

activerelease.net for a practitioner near you.

actually it is activerelease.com

Thank you.

I found a doctor about 30 mins away from here. I'll have to check it out...everyone seems to point to ART.

And yes Matt, I am taking this seriously and will have to do a long and slow recovery, to make sure. I wonder other than pressing movements, what else shouldn't I do?

I mean, can I do rows? Heavy ok?

Can I do back squats? Front squats? box?

Can I do triceps extensions, pushdowns?

Biceps curls? Hammer, reverse preacher?

And of course, I know that the old " if it hurts when I do X, just don't do X!!!"

Ozzman


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I just made an appointment with an ART specialist. Scott in a different thread had mentioned how painful shoulder rehab using ART would be.. If anyone is interested will post progress. If not, I'll post anyways.


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Yes, please post your experience. I'm very interested. I had an a/c joint problem and had to have surgery. I had surgery about 2 1/2 years ago but have only been able to bench pain-free for a few months now, really. I couldn't image doing dips ever again though, that's how I aggravated it in the first place.


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Posted by: @ozzman
I just made an appointment with an ART specialist. Scott in a different thread had mentioned how painful shoulder rehab using ART would be.. If anyone is interested will post progress. If not, I'll post anyways.

Definitely interested in how this goes. Can you describe briefly where you experience pain (top/front/back/side), and when (during the motion, after the set, intermittently throughout the day, etc.).


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Definitely interested in how this goes. Can you describe briefly where you experience pain (top/front/back/side), and when (during the motion, after the set, intermittently throughout the day, etc.).

I would place the exact point of the pain right on the joint located between the front delt and lateral delt. The pain when not taking ibuprofen is constant, tender to the touch.

Looking back it got aggravated progressively with each workout. Wednesday it became apparent that even after warmup, the pain instead of subsideing was increasing, even machine bench pressing with 10 lbs made my shoulder click, click. It was also apparent that if I went on with my works sets I risked long term injury. So I stopped. And here we are.

Monday I will go the appointment and I'll try to post the same night on how it went.


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trouble
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Traumeel. Traumeel. Traumeel. Traumeel. Traumeel. Traumeel. Traumeel. Traumeel. Traumeel. Traumeel. Traumeel. Traumeel. Traumeel. Traumeel. Traumeel. Traumeel. Traumeel...

Get the hint? It will remove that swelling and tenderness *very quickly*.

Promise.


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Posted by: @ozzman
I just made an appointment with an ART specialist. Scott in a different thread had mentioned how painful shoulder rehab using ART would be.. If anyone is interested will post progress. If not, I'll post anyways.

actually I should have said very painful for rotator cuff stuff. No idea what AC joint will be like.


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