I have not posted much lately as I really have not been fishing much since our trout trip back in early April. Mainly due to work and trying to keep peace with my wonderful wife, but also due to my shoulder/arm pain. Well my work has not declined, and my shoulder/arm pain has not either. Finally went to the Dr a couple weeks ago, and the first thing out of her mouth was rotator cuff injury. Sad to say, that was pretty much what I expected. I have been on muscle relaxers, and some souped up Ibuprofen for the last 3 weeks with no relief. Had x-ray's on Friday, and the tech said the same as my Dr, and that she would see me in a few weeks for an MRI.
Have not heard anything yet, but my fishing/posting will be limited for a while. May try to get out when I feel up to it, and will post more when I can.
Sorry to hear about your shoulder. Depending upon the tear, and your lifestyle, you may be able to avoid the surgery. I've lived with a cuff tear for 15 yrs now having decided at the time to try PT (and rest initially before PT) and delay surgery. I don't try to throw a football 50yds like I used to (or throw anything of significance for that matter) and it has been good, but did take several months initially. If you don't keep up the exercises/stretching you may get frozen shoulder (could get it even after surgery, ask the surgeon). You'll know more once you get the MRI.
Finally got in with the orthopedic on Wednesday. He said bursitis and arthritis in both shoulders plus arthritis in my neck with a degenerated C6 disk. Gave me cortisone shots in each shoulder, a shot in my rump, a script for anti inflammatory, and PT 3 days per week for 6 weeks.
One question, how will PT help with bursitis and arthritis?