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Man thats a bummer I tore a rotator cuff just before turkey season a few years go and it sucked carrying and shooting a gun glad it wasn't bow. I agree with others about getting it done soon. I live in Canada tore it in april and couldn't get surgery until august. My buddy in Florida tore his in july had surgey 2 days later and was done rehab almost before I started and my recovery was way longer than his !
 

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Gets some drt gear and rig up a winch to your saddle and the rope.
 

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I have a brother who had that happen along with a bowling team mate.

My brother unfortunately the surgeon nicked a nerve or tendon and had lots of complications. Including follow up surgery. His hand does not function properly and never will. He can't even peel a potato. He struggles to take fish of the hook too.

as others have said 6-8 weeks I think is typical.
 

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Yikes! I appreciate the info, but it's not what I wanted to hear. I doubt I have a full blow out. I have no pain while my arm is in a resting 45 degree position. Its when I try to extend my arm or lift more than a 12 oz beer that I feel discomfort. I'm seeing a specialist tomorrow morning and we'll plot a course from there. If surgery is needed, I'll try to get that scheduled asap. I'm pretty worthless now so I might as well get on the road to recovery.

I found out this morning I actually have video footage of the incident. My ring floodlight security cam captured the entire ordeal. It looks like I bent down to lift up and got stung by a hornet. Its pretty comical.

The only thing keeping me sane through this is that I arrowed my biggest MI buck on Friday the 13th. I was actually lifting a garbage can with his rib cage, partial hide and scraps when I injured my bicep. That old buck got the last laugh on me.

Are you kidding me? This is terrible news thill! Just remember that I live down the road from you about a mile and if you need anything, just ask. Maybe you injured yourself on Friday hauling that brute solo and just finished the job yesterday. And, I am always available to share more of our favorite 12 ouncers at any time. Hell, I'll even buy this time. I believe it is my turn. ;) By the way, again, nice buck!
 

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Sorry to hear it Thill. I guess the bright side is it didn't happen 10/1 and you have a full year to recover and be ready. Listen to your doctor and follow all instructions including PT to the letter. Heal fast.
 

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September 15 I had rotator cuff, long bicep and labrum surgery. It's been 9 weeks and just starting to get range of motion. Will be February to March before I can resume normal activities. Up to a year before full strength restored. Put it off for four years so kept getting worse.
 

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Completely tore my left biceps early last May. I was back playing softball sometime around mid August. Its a litttle tender for about a week, but I didn't think recovery was too bad. I do a lot of lifting, and I don't notice any difference in strength or appearance besides the little scar.
Get it done ASAP and you'll be good in no time!
(My surgeon was phenomenal if you need a reference)
 

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Completely tore my left biceps early last May. I was back playing softball sometime around mid August. Its a litttle tender for about a week, but I didn't think recovery was too bad. I do a lot of lifting, and I don't notice any difference in strength or appearance besides the little scar.
Get it done ASAP and you'll be good in no time!
(My surgeon was phenomenal if you need a reference)
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I tore my bicep last night while taking out the trash! Seriously, I can't believe it! I was trying to lift up a garbage can full of heavy stuff to dump it into our large garbage bin to take it out to the curb for the morning pickup and as soon as I lifted up I hear a loud POP POP! I felt immediate pain and lost all strength in my right arm. My right bicep is now a different shape than my left bicep. My doc recommended a specialist (who happens to be a friend), I facetimed him tonight and he said it sounds like a textbook rupture. I see him Thursday morning.

In the meantime, no more hunting off the ground and I have to have someone help me with all the heavy lifting related stuff. It sounds like I have clearance to pull a trigger from the ground and that's about it. I need a hunting caddy. This really sucks!

Anyone dealt with a ruptured bicep before? How long was the recovery?
I ruptured my right bicept two years ago playing pickleball.Hurt like hell and bulged out quite a bit. Tried everything . Hot, cold, meds. Finally a friend told me about Blue Emu cream.Twice a day morning and evening. Pain went away in a week continued until jar was empty. Started playing again in two months no surgery no pain. Try it.
 
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