PT

7:39 AM

Does this stand for Physical Therapy or Pain and Torture?

I'm not sure. Right now I'm voting for the latter.  I did something to my shoulder last March.  It really hurt for about a week.  Several times I almost dropped the kid because of the pain.   I took Advil like it was candy and it started to feel better.  In October re-tweaked it and the pain never went away.  Finally in December I saw doctor.  He thinks it is a partial tear in the rotator cuff.  One cortisone shot later he recommended PT before we go to the next level.

After the first PT appointment, after she poked and prodded, I about couldn't use my right arm.  I see her twice a week and the next day the pain level in my shoulder is much higher than it was before the appointment.  She says the exercises are working.  My range of motion is better and she already sees my right arm getting stronger.   At this very moment I highly doubt it.  My shoulder hurts like hell.

I really, probably should have gone to see a doctor much sooner than I did.  Because I waited, my shoulder has gotten weaker and the other muscles in that shoulder are compensating to do the daily tasks that need to be done.  So in the mean time I'm going to Pain and Torture to retrain those muscles to work on their own again without any help.  I'm hoping this works.  I don't want to have surgery.

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  1. I'm hoping it works too. It may be one of those situations where the pain gets worse before it actually gets better.

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    1. I don't know why I never thought of that before. Of course it will be painful to get it stronger. Thanks!

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  2. Oh no! PT is "painful" but so worth it! I was hoping my doc would order PT for my ankle but rest is what I get for now :) Ihope it gets better soon and NO surgery!!!

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    1. yeah, they said rest it in a way that means no heavy lifting or raising my arm above my head, however resting as in a sling will completely limit the mobility and then it will be worse. good luck with your ankle.

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  3. Oh this sounds just awful, I'm so sorry to hear about this. I really really hope that it doesn't come to surgery either. I hope that you feel better very soon!

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  4. OUCH!! that sounds totally awful, I hope the PT works and you start feeling less sore.

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  5. Oh man - hang in there! And feel better - I'll send you some good thoughts.

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