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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.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
GIULIACLIFFORD 10/20/2010 3:43PM

    sorry to hear you've got an injury! Hope you'll get better soon. So true about injuries being an excuse for not exercising. I too am much guilty of that.

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SCREWIE 9/28/2010 2:06PM

    Hi Dom!

Hope your shoulder gets better soon. So true about not using it as an excuse to give everything up! That's what I did years ago when I got an elbow injury shortly after signing up with a gym. It took months to recover and I stopped doing anything.

Then again, I have never liked gyms so I didn't need much of an excuse. Hopefully now that I have found a way to exercise without going to a gym I wouldn't stop doing other stuff.

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MRSUKYANKEE 9/27/2010 3:20PM

    Hope your recovery goes well and as quickly as it can!

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ASMARTERWAY 9/27/2010 3:10PM

    Hi Dom,

Thanks for stopping by my blog again. I have a shoulder injury but it is permanent, so I sympathise. I never let it stop me though, and when it's bad I just do light weights or exercises to put it through the motion without pressure or strain.

I hope I still have time to spark and work out despite my busy schedule.

Cheers... Jonathan

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