General Health | Rotator cuff impingement

I've been recently diagnosed with rotator cuff impingement in both shoulders caused by lifting weights improperly. I was using more weight than I should have and was lifting too fast. I cannot extend my arms straight up, to the front or back without an intense throbbing pain.
I'm doing psysiotherapy twice a week along with rotator cuff exercises, mild stretching, and taking suppliments like MSM, Glucosamine sulfate, Chondroitin, silica gel, cal-mag and Vit C.

Is there anything else that I could take to help with the healing process and for those who have had this, how long did it take to get better?




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6/26/2006 2:23:18 PM
This can be a very discouraging injury and can take a long time to heal especially if you push it too early on before you fully recover. You will want to do stretching exercises so you don't get "frozen" shoulder. MSM,glucosamine, chondroitin are all good but there is a another natural ingredient that tie them all together and that is Protectin. email me if you want more info. It may help in your recovery.

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3/28/2006 1:49:47 PM
I had that very condition and it took me a long time to recover.Hmmm I put deep cold and froze my shoulder with a bag of peas b4 a work out and also saw a physiotherapist.Go slow and also freeze your shoulder after a workout for 10 mins.This is what worked for me.

11/7/2005 11:06:09 AM

I was diagnosed with a similar condition. I had a cortisone injection which is a steroid used to get rid of the inflammation. After that the pain was alot worse. I lost use of my arm for 2 months. I took ibuprofen etc to further help with deflammation but they didnt help. I have been going for physio and strentgh exercises . It took nearly 3 months b4 i noticed a difference. If given the opportunity to have the injection i would not recommend it. It weakens tendons and muscles. Use ice and rest it for a while. No overhead lifting. I take supps as well. They take bt 6 weeks to notice any diff.

Personal Trainer
6/21/2005 7:37:48 AM
Sounds like you are doing everything imaginable to help it along. Make sure you're not starting to use it too early or you'll extend the problem. You didn't mention about ice. make sure you ice it several times a week (10 min sessions) to help the imflammation.


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