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Watch Out For Injuries

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Always, always, ALWAYS make sure you do a good warm-up before starting any exercise.
I've followed that advice for 53+ years & the only injury I ever had was a jammed ankle when sliding into 2nd base.
Two months ago I didn't follow my own advice & started playing catch with my softball playing granddaughter. On the second pitch I experienced a sharp, immobilizing pain in my right shoulder.
When the swelling went down my doc said those terrible words, "Rotator cuff tear".
I had surgery 3 weeks

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ago & have found that there are more bones connected then the old song says.
For the first two weeks I couldn't even walk because even holding my shoulder with a sling caused pressure on my shoulder joint.
What have I learned? A year of concentrated rehab isn't worth taking short cuts. WARM UP!
- Submitted by POPEYETHETURTLE 6/5/2011 in Exercise | 1 Comments
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SISTERDOE 6/6/2011 12:27:00 AM

    I always seem to learn the hard way. Hopefully I can keep this advice in mind. Thank you.

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