Tag Archives: Shoulder

Rotator Cuff Stuff

1 Apr

Well the ultrasound results came in, and it turns out I have a “small focal partial thickness tear in the supraspinatus tendon”. Booooo.

I emailed the results to Tim, and he said:

Well there could’ve been better news, but then again, luckily the news could’ve been much much worse.

So from here:

Quick Pros: 1. You will recover 100% 2. no invasive treatment required (surgery etc) 3. We’ve already began treatment/exercises for it as I suspected this was the injury initially
Quick Cons: 1. You will need to tone down/stop most upper body work 2. BJJ break for a while 3. Possible but unlikely need for cortisone injection

Boooo! I’ll learn more when I see him next.

The shoulder got better for a few weeks, then plateaued, and now it’s been getting noticeably worse.

I trained hard on it in the afternoon (before I got the news), but in the evening just stuck to drills with Meagan, the other cripple. I don’t want to take a break from BJJ! I’m just starting to hit my stride again. When I see Tim next week I will try to negotiate – maybe I’ll try and trade bench for BJJ. I guess I’ll stay off it until then, just in case. Oh, except for tonight – I’m going to roll with a few girls from other clubs, and it’s so infrequent that I want to make the most of it.