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Posted by: tracy | 2008/09/30

torn shoulder ligament

i just wanna know if it is possible to have a torn shoulder ligament in both shoulders from water skiing. and what would treatment be for this, is there surgery involved and how much pain would a person be in. and could they go back to work or be booked off. and when they could go back to gym etc.

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Dear Charmaine,

To tear a ligament the shoulder usually suffers a dislocation and often then results in recurrent dislocations,but with lesser trauma it is also possible to tear such a lgament. You would know when it happens though, as the actual injury is usually very painful.
Other conditions around the shoulder may also be responsible for the pain if there is no history of a very definite injury- these may be rotator cuff tendinitis, calcific tenditis, referred pain from the neck and so on. Before one starts discussing treatment the diagnosis should be confirmed - you may give us more detail of your symptoms, how it first sarted, how old you are. etc. And you may well have to consult with an expert to make sure what we are dealing with

All the best,
DR Joe de Beer

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