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Shoulder Update

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Doc said I re-injured the rotator cuff. For now, he gave me a steroid shot. He said if it is no better in 2 weeks, then I get to have another MRI and if it shows that there is another impingement on the tendons, he will have to go in and remove more bone. He said over time you can get calcium deposits that will impinge on the tendons again. He is hoping the shot will work.

He was also very explicit once again that I was not to do any strength training with my shoulders due to my first shoulder surgery. Once again I forgot that little detail which caused my first rotator cuff injury. He also said no swimming as many swimmers end up with this surgery. He said I should stick to the treadmill or biking and even horsebackriding is ok.

So I have a conundrum...I can't swim due to shoulders, no resistance training with shoulders which pretty much rules out strength training. Going to be interesting figuring out how to do Pilates, but I did it for the last year without a problem. I think it was when we decided to start doing strength training on my shoulders.

Now, I have issues just doing the treadmill because I have heel spurs and plantar fasciatis. I also have bursitis in both hips. For that, he told me to swim, but I can't swim because of my shoulders.

Of course, because of my neck, horsebackriding isn't good. Swimming is better.

OMG, I feel like I should just put myself in a plastic bubble and not move emoticon
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