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supermad 03-12-2010 01:32 PM

Torn muscle
Noticed a lump in my back on Sunday, just behind my shoulder. No pain, so I thught it was just swollen. Went to see doc on Tuesday because I could no longer pull or rotate arm. Doc says it might be the teres minor completely torn out of the shoulder. MRI on Monday morning to confirm.
Has anyone else torn this out? Or know anyone that has? And if so what kind of recovery might I be looking at?

iron_worker 03-12-2010 01:34 PM

If you tore it right off I would imagine it would require surgery?

Not experienced with this type of this but others might help.


supermad 03-12-2010 01:38 PM

Yeah IW. I'm figuring on surgery to reatatch. I'm wondering more about time off work and more importantly, time out of the gym.

But the high side is that it looks like I'll be able to consetrate on becoming a PT.

Pitysister 03-12-2010 02:35 PM

if you completely ripped it off it's attachment point, i believe the only alternative is surgery...and i think usually from 4-8 weeks for recovery.

supermad 03-16-2010 02:29 PM

only a small tear. No surgery at this point. Two weeks off and light therapy. Will have recheck in two. God I hope it heals on its own.

Pitysister 03-16-2010 04:49 PM

don't forget after therapy when all is good...get that sucker massaged out.

Pirate 03-20-2010 08:53 AM

How do you tear a muscle and it not hurt excruciatingly?

supermad 03-20-2010 06:11 PM

don't know why it did'nt hurt but the MRI showed a partially torn muscle. it was just sore like after a good workout. no real discomfort for two days

supermad 04-01-2010 05:50 AM

Not a tumor. Partial tear. Undergoing therapy and trying to avoid surgery

mikeymikeyo 04-03-2012 05:05 AM

Torn muscles are terrible! Take super long to heal, and you almost certainly damage them a few times before they ACTUALLY do get to heal.

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