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Old 11-20-2018, 07:52 PM
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I had it on my right shoulder - out of golf 6 mos. Had it on the left shoulder - out 3 mos. and came back way to soon. Just had left shoulder DONE AGAIN on 11/8 and my surgeon said MINIMUM of 6-7 mos. before I even start chipping/pitching again.

I so wish I had taken better care of my body (we all probably do) when I was younger - football, martial arts, having a 4 wheeler wreck and a career in Law Enforcement has taken its toll.
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Old 11-21-2018, 08:55 AM
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I had a rotator cuff repair on my dominant shoulder and was back to playing golf in 16 weeks, which is when the surgeon gave me the thumbs up to start playing again. I was chipping and putting at 6 weeks when I got out of the sling. PT 3 times a week plus exercises at home every day.



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I'm trying to get real about this. If you are a golfer who had rotator cuff surgery or shoulder replacement, how long was it before got back to playing golf? I had hopes of playing after a month in the sling and 12 PT sessions for a broken shoulder, but right now my optimism for playing any time soon is pretty low. A neighbor who had shoulder replacement said it was a year before he could play. Damn. Wish I had asked for a Priority Golf fee refund.

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Old 11-21-2018, 09:01 AM
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I'm trying to get real about this. If you are a golfer who had rotator cuff surgery or shoulder replacement, how long was it before got back to playing golf? I had hopes of playing after a month in the sling and 12 PT sessions for a broken shoulder, but right now my optimism for playing any time soon is pretty low. A neighbor who had shoulder replacement said it was a year before he could play. Damn. Wish I had asked for a Priority Golf fee refund.
Also keep in mind not all rotator cuff injuries are the same. There are actually four muscles that make up the rotator cuff and depending on which one(s) is/are damaged will determine the length of recovery time.

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Old 11-21-2018, 09:42 AM
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Also keep in mind not all rotator cuff injuries are the same. There are actually four muscles that make up the rotator cuff and depending on which one(s) is/are damaged will determine the length of recovery time.

George
Thanks to all for advice. My deal is a fractured shoulder, in two places. Doctor said four weeks in a sling, four or more weeks of PT (Pain and Torture), and we'll see what's possible. But, he said, in any case "You'll never paint a ceiling with that arm again." Not that I wanted to. Just let me swing a golf club again.
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Interesting thread as I started feeling discomfort in my left shoulder a couple of months ago. It started to become more and more painful and about 3 weeks ago it got too bad to play golf. I finally went to the doctor last Friday and his diagnosis was either bursitis or tendinitis. He gave me a shot of cortisone in the shoulder last Friday. He said at the time I could be playing the next day. Well, it has been 5 days now and I am still experiencing some discomfort but not like it was before. I have a tee time for Friday so we will see if I am actually going to play or just go out and chip and putt. Anybody have any experience with cortisone shots in the shoulder and how long it took afterwards for the pain to completely go away ?
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