Hi Dr. Mark. I have been diagnosed with a SLAP tear in my right shoulder. I have been told the only "cure" would be one of two surgical procedures. One would be to cut one of the bicep tendons and leave it off and the other would be to tack it down but I'd be in a sling for six weeks. Since I support my family by housepainting, that would be out of the question. Any other options that you may know of? Thanks!