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AvatarBobby Braxton

Hey, Im a 36 yr female I had a type 4 SLAP tear, torn bicep tendon, 20% rotator cuff tear, and bone spur in my dominant shoulder. Injury pain was off and on, but constant pain since July, the worse was when trying to sleep and my arm always felt like it was going to fall out of my shoulder. Im a CrossFitter and I had stopped overhead things, pull ups etc in July and by Nov. I wasn’t improving so I had surgery. Repaired my labrium with 5 anchors, re attached my bicep tendon, cleaned my rotator cuff up and removed bone spur. MISERABLE, thats all I have to say, being in the sling immobilized for 6wks miserable, it wasn’t until 10 weeks that I could use bands and start getting strength back. PT is miserable, I’m 4 months out and still off work and still trying to get my ROM back. (I feel like I’m never going to get my ROM back, and I work my butt off everyday with mobility) If you do it be prepared for a long 9 months to a year for recovery. Get a good PT, one that is specific for athletes as my first PT was not knowledgeable with CrossFit.  Re tears are very common, be careful, I would try to avoid surgery at all costs, this really beats you up physically, emotionally and mentally. Best of luck.