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isobars



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2012 7:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

zirtaeb wrote:
Brushing teeth, combing hair, pulling up your pants, lifting 5/8" sheetrock, in 4x8' sheets over your head, mudding and sanding ceilings, pruning trees over your head, or hitting tennis serves as hard as you used to be able to.

Well, not really. The exercises should very explicitly target and isolate the specific muscles stabilizing the scapula. Non-specific exercise and/or weights over about 5 pounds recruit different, bigger muscles and not only miss the target muscles but can easily exacerbate existing problems.

The only bursas I've "cured" were subpatellar (below the kneecap) and greater trochanteric (outer hip) bursa, and neither technique would help BB's subscapular bursa.
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beaglebuddy



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2012 12:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Isobars, I've got the hip bursitis too, how did you cure that?
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gobbdogg



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2012 6:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Would tnat be a snapula? Sorry, couldn't resist.
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YippieYo



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2012 11:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Sorry about your topic, beaglebuddy. Guess I blew that to hell,


it's the Iso - LeeD/zirtaeb show! I'm choking....... all... oxygen.... sucked... out... of.... room... (gasp)

Our resident 2 experts on every single topic.... I wonder if both of you guys were in a room together whether a back-and-forth conversation could actually happen. Or maybe both of you would talk simultaneously to see who would talk the loudest and thus win the argument.


Very Happy
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isobars



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2012 2:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's what so great about bulletin boards: everybody gets to type simultaneously, yet everyone gets heard. BTW, it's tough to get as old as Lee and I without amassing lots of facts and opinions. Besides, I'm not qualified to argue facts with Lee on many WSing topics; it sounds like he has 10 X the experience I do.

beaglebuddy wrote:
Isobars, I've got the hip bursitis too, how did you cure that?

Egg-crate mattress pad.

After > a year of left hip bursa pain with any pressure made it difficult to sleep on my left side (it also often ached during daytime activities), I tried the mattress pad. It felt pretty good immediately, and within a week or two it never bothered me again day or night. The cheap Walmart pads help for weeks to months, or you can go online and find much higher-quality egg-crate pads.

I'm sure you've Googled your "snapula" and will try the non-surgical approaches before cutting. I take very few surgeons' word about needing surgery until I'm convinced by my own research and lesser treatments that surgery is necessary.

Mike \m/
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 1:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks but I've got a memory foam mattress topper on top of a memory foam bed and I still can't sleep on my right side unless I sleep on a heating pad.
Multiple cortisone shots in the hip and scapula have not helped.
I see another specialist next week, it's been VA doctors up till this point now they have outsourced it to a private doctor Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 8:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yours sounds worse than mine, but memory foam didn't help my hip bursa. Maybe your switch from VA to "real" doctors will help, but it's no guarantee, and you may have run through your medical options already.
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