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The Shoulder Report

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Tiny bit of arthritis on top of the shoulder and most of the pain is soft tissue meaning muscular, properly called right shoulder posterior impingement.

The Plan:
physical therapy twice a week for 4 weeks with an option to extend if needed.

Predicted Outcome:
full recovery except for the arthritis.

Not sure yet how swimming over the next couple months will go. That will be on a play it by ear basis. If swimming hurts, well, then I shouldn't be swimming. That means I can't register for a September triathlon for at least a few weeks until it's clearer how fast my shoulder is rehabbing.

I see the PT on Monday, and their office is less than a mile from my house. Feels very good to have a plan in place and hope for the recovery process.
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    Yikes! How did you hurt your shoulder? I had to have my right shoulder rebuilt due to "impingement".

    PT is a pain. But I am sure you will stick with it.

    Thanks, Bruce
    1538 days ago
    I am glad it isn't permanent. Hubby has a real bout of Arthritis in his shoulder as well. But the good news, movement is good for that, so hopefully you will be able to distinguish between good/ not so good movement the next few weeks. PT should be a great thing though -- I bet you learn tons!!!

    1541 days ago
    Great work getting things figured out and lined up!
    1541 days ago
    Stick with the plan! I'm sure that the plan will work. emoticon
    1541 days ago
    1541 days ago
    Hope recovery goes smoothly!
    1542 days ago
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