Slight shoulder muscle tear
Monday, September 27, 2010
Too much tennis has caused a slight shoulder muscle tear - so I'm icing it 20 mins a day (bag of frozen peas in tea towel), and massaging the area with baby oil (with my other hand!), and focusing on training legs/core while the shoulder area recovers.
Still doing very light chest/back/shoulders/arms workouts, which seems to help, certainly not painful, and stops loss of muscle tone altogether.
If you have an injury - don't stop exercising altogether! Treat the area diligently, and keep on exercising other body parts. And test/rehab the injured area with rotating range of movment, light stretching, and when it's on the mend move to light weights, but stop if any pain.
Too many people use an injury as an excuse to stop all exercise.