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- Dec 23, 2006
Did they say where the supra tears where?? Articular, bursal? Footprint/myotend junction?
Given that they are partial thickness tears they MIGHT be amenable to other forms of treatment but it also sorta depends how messed up the tendons are in general. My other forms of treatment i mean rest, PRP, things that may increase tendon healing but it depends on a few factors. But if your just gonna keep injuring them nothing u do is gonna help.
The slap tear is gonna be fun to deal with...your biceps is just gonna keep on pulling on it that that isnt gonna heal...
In general assuming you do no invasive treatments id refrain from doing exercise movements which narrow your outlet so nothing which ABducts your humerus past like 80 degrees and no overhead movements ofcourse. Keep that in mind if you bench elbows flared. Since they are calling impingement once you start narrowing that outlet your gonna be effing up ur tendons bit by bit until you have a bigger issue.
As for your slap year.... your long head of biceps is gonna keep on pulling on that. So in my opinion you have to take the pressure off that. thats kinda tough but if it were my shoulder id try to limit positions that are actively pulling on it moreso then others ( i.e incline dumbell curls ). Id try shifting some of the force to the elbow and keep pressure off the shoulder. So id do more preacher bench work, hammer curls etc.
The left tear @ 40%(6mm) is an anterior articular surface tear of the supraspinatus.
Right tear is 20% (5mm) anterior bursal surface tear.
Also got my knee mri's back which show some meniscal degeneration on one..and the other one is seen as mild..both normal. Old Osgood Schlatter disease is also seen from when I was a teen.
Neck mri: Mild degeneration which is said to be normal. Very small disc protrusions at C4-5, C5-6, and C6-7. None are big enough to touch the spinal cord or nerves so he doubts the neck is contributing to my arm pain or slight atrophy of the triceps etc.