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Old 03-09-2014, 11:50 PM
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Unhappy torn rotator cuff.

Just diagnosed with torn rotator cuff today. On 8th hole today just lost all strength in right arm. It's been getting worse but today blew it out. So bummed. Been playing about a year. (42 years old). My 2 boys and all my buddies play. My favorite thing to do in life. (One of them. Haha). Anyone have a good encouraging story of a rotator cuff "recovery". Feeling depressed. So bummed.
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Old 03-09-2014, 11:55 PM
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Sorry to hear about your injury. I hope you have a speedy recovery!
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Old 03-10-2014, 12:16 AM
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Dang man, that's a bummer. I'm sorry to hear that. Just rest, relax and you'll be back in no time.....think positive. My advice would be to make sure you don't rush your way back because you love the sport, think longterm and don't risk re-injury. Keep your head up.
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Old 03-10-2014, 12:18 AM
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Sorry to hear that - on the bright side - haven't you wanted to work on your LHBH for those R>L shots?
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Old 03-10-2014, 12:20 AM
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Bummer. Just start playing short courses with your off hand. It will suck at first but you'll get better. Then when you heal you'll be a bad ass.

I've got a torn labrum, but fortunately it is in my off arm. Once I screw up my good arm I am screwed.
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Old 03-10-2014, 12:35 AM
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Man, sorry to hear that.

I've rehabbed from two pretty bad disc issues and I know what it's like to want to play and not be able to. Lots of YouTube got me through. Best advice is stick to the PT and make sure your nutrition is in line. Give your body all the advantages you can to heal. Lots of sleep will help too, that's when your body repairs itself.

I didn't do all those things with my first injury and the healing process was much shorter the second time because I went all out.

Hang in there, you'll appreciate it a lot when you finally get to throw again.
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Old 03-10-2014, 12:41 AM
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Best advice is stick to the PT and make sure your nutrition is in line. Give your body all the advantages you can to heal. Lots of sleep will help too, that's when your body repairs itself.
This ^^^^ - Great advice!! It's all about nutrition and rest.
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Old 03-10-2014, 12:46 AM
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Thanks guys. Maybe I'll get out there and try lefty in a couple weeks. Hadn't really thought of that. Would be bad ass to have that in the bag. I know this isn't permanent and there are much bigger problems in the world and I have a ton to be grateful for in my life, BUT, this winter has sucked here in Maryland and spring is soooo close. You know what im saying. I'm just venting I guess. Thanks again guys.
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Old 03-10-2014, 01:04 AM
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Sorry to hear it man, but just tell yourself you'll be stronger when you come back. I broke my back a couple years ago, and I still play disc golf and snowboard.
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Old 03-10-2014, 01:09 AM
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I tore my rotator cuff as well two years ago. I healed up and still play very often, but thumbers/tomahawks are off the dinner plate. I don't throw flicks as often either. On a bright note backhand shots don't hurt at all and you can play very well competitively without those other shots. Hang in there, rest is key!
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