I have been suffering from shoulder pain for 4 or 5 years and finally got to the point where I had to do something. I went to see Dr. Benton Emblom and he diagnosed me with a tear in the labrum as well as arthritis. He performed the surgery about the middle of April and I was concerned because we had a big family vacation planned for the last of May. After my surgery and with Dr. Emblom stressing how important rehab was, I was determined to do exactly as I was told.
In 2013, I hurt my shoulder my senior year in high school. After softball season ended, I went to see Dr. Emily Casey the day after graduation to get checked out. I was very nervous because I had already signed a softball scholarship. So when my MRI results came back as tendonitis I was relieved. But after an entire summer of PT, then PT during my basically entire Fall semester of college, and 1 cortisone shot later, the only option left was surgery.
So on December 17, 2013 I had surgery. While in surgery Dr. Dugas found out that I had a SLAP Type II.