Hi all, thank you all so much for responding. Words cannot describe how thankful I am to have stumbled upon this website, and to met all of you!
skeye: I'm sorry to hear about
your shoulders, but unfortunately, I know exactly where you are coming from. I was a high ranked shot put and discus thrower in high school, and received numerous recruitment offers. I hurt my shoulder about
two years ago, and suffered what I believe to be a labrum tear. After an inconclusive MRI and PT that did not help, I gave up and learned to deal with the pain. Currently, I am not in tremendous pain, only occasionally. Part of the reason I did not seek help for my back immediately was because of my shoulder injury, and didn't want to add my back into the mix! But you are absolutely correct about
athletes being taught to push through the pain. Box jumps are now my least favorite thing ever! I agree, even before my injury, I think that they are rather unsafe to most of the population! I will definitely talk to my doctor about
ordering an MRI, and I am sure that PT is in my future. I am lucky to know a very good place with distinguished staff. Thank you, and happy early birthday!!
AnnaBanana: Hi, thank you for responding. I will for sure look up that exercise, I am very happy that it has done wonders for you. I actually have already been to PT for other injuries (what can I say, I'm accident prone) and I very much like and trust them. I will for sure talk to my doctor about
getting an MRI. Thanks again.
SisterPam: It was a total red flag for me as well. As soon as I got home, I told my mom what happened at the appointment, and I was like, "time to find a new doctor." I guess that I am spoiled when it comes to doctors in the past (My GP is the most wonderful lady ever!), and was totally turned off by my appointment. I can relate to him only being in it for the money. I was floored when he gave me the options, and immediately asked for my decision, as I would have liked to consult with my parents. It didn't help that the office seemed to be a bit 'unprofessional' as well (After x-rays I sat in a 'private waiting room that wasn't so private, in only a gown and paper shorts, no undergarments, until a nurse could bring me through the entire practice to my consultation room! I though that was a bit odd, but maybe because I don't have any other previous experiences?) I left the appointment pretty edit off (sorry, excuse my French). Thanks again!
Thanks again for all the responses, I appreciate it so much, I cannot even describe it. I will update how my other appointment goes.
Megan please note I have edited a word in your post. Healing Well has a few rules in place. One of the rules is on language. Since we never know the ages of the our readers he likes to keep it clean. Thanks.
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