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post #1 of 7 Old Aug 12th, 2007, 8:37 am Thread Starter
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Not good news

Got back from our ride to Michigan and had a sore shoulder. Finally went to the doctor who ordered up some x-rays. Got a letter yesterday from the orthopedic surgeon with an appointment for the 23rd. This morning got a letter from my doctor, said that x-rays of my left shoulder (not the one I went to see him about) shows a lot of degenerative changes and to expect a call/letter from the orthopedist's office to discuss treatment options.
That doesn't sound real good. Did speak breifly with the doctor and he is pretty sure that the rotator is fine but to expect a long talk with the surgeon. He also sent me a prescription for Hydrocodone 7.5 to tide me over should it get too uncomfortable before they get things fixed. They seem to work just fine, probably should not drive for a while after taking one of them.
A cortisone shot is not an option, had a doctor do that to that shoulder (been bothering me off and one since I crashed on loose gravel in '78), was very uncomfortable and only helped for a couple of weeks. Wasn't worth the discomfort balance against the relief I got. Doubt that therapy is an option either. Prtty much have real good range of motion but doesn't feel good at all to do some things.
The right sholder, the one I went to see him about, well he says that the x-rays showing a small amount of air within the joint capsule. Wonder what's up with that? Got a leak somewhere? That one is feeling just fine now so maybe the air is gone.

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post #2 of 7 Old Aug 12th, 2007, 8:50 am
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Gunny, keepin' you in my thoughts and prayers that there will be a good outcome to this...

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post #3 of 7 Old Aug 12th, 2007, 5:08 pm
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Get better soon, gunny. Don't let it get you down.
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post #4 of 7 Old Aug 12th, 2007, 5:37 pm
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Magnesium Malate
Started taking it when I had shoulder joint pain so bad would wake me 2-3 times everynite. I would have to move and massage the shoulder to get it to stop, go back to sleep for couple hours then do it again (got real old)
Someone told me about this, (I stated big, 6 tabs a day) after about 3 weeks it started getting less painful, over time i reduced the dosage. I now take two with my vitamins in the morning. Been taking it for 5 years now.
Several Pro MX racers(Rob Keller, Monster Mike Jones, Dickie Velore) take the stuff with very good results. These guys take a pounding on their joints, we talked about it at the pro nationals in 03.

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post #5 of 7 Old Aug 12th, 2007, 6:02 pm
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Originally Posted by UncleRock
Magnesium Malate
(I stated big, 6 tabs a day)Rock
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One capsule of BioCare Magnesium Malate taken three times a day with food or as professionally directed

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Not sure if you're aware of Glucosamine? It's also good for a preventative as you get older, and also for your pets. Helps ward off hip failure/pain. My vet recommends it for dogs from age 5 and up. For people I've heard starting around 40 or so.. .funny it's about the same age isn't it?


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There is also a 100% natural help available - the humble potato. I have gout and use the potato to control it instead of drugs (Gout in your left foot makes changing gear rather difficult!). The last time I had a major attack it took just 24 hours to subside. This is a remedy that came from 'The Swiss Nature Doctor'. It also enabled my cousin-in-law to walk down the aisle as a bridesmaid instead of on crutches - she has (or had) major hip problems.

The simple solution - juice a raw potato, with skin (well scrubbed of course) and sip it slowly allowing it to mix with your saliva. Repeat at 12 hour intervals. Try to use organic potatoes to avoid any toxins from the soil. NEVER use green potatoes or parts of them, and this is especially true for pregnant women as the green parts are highly toxic to foetuses.

Raw potato juice can be a bit lacking in taste, so juice a carrot along with it. Add a little ginger root if you like it spiced.

I don't know why it works, or how, but it does - and what does it cost to try it?
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