About three weeks ago, I screwed my left shoulder up by lifting a cooler out of the bed of my pickup. I heard a pop and knew I had made a mistake. The thing that sucks is, just prior to this injury, I had just gotten back to my regular routine in the gym. I was feeling great, making good gains, and getting stronger.
So, when I injured it, I figured I would stay out of the gym for a week or so and see if it got better. Of course it got worse and I finally listened to my wife and had the docs check it out. At this point, it was keeping me up at night. It really sucked because it would actually wake me up. So they gave me a muscle relaxer and vicodin, which made it feel better. Or wait, not feel at all. But that stuff ran out quick and now, here I am. The doc referred me to a physical therapist and I finally went in today.
He beat the crap out of the area by pushing around and grinding in deep where it hurts most. He also used some type of roller that he said would break up the scar tissue in there. And yes, this area was injurred several times in the past.
Anyway, I have a couple more weeks with him, and he told me if I don't get better, I would have to go to a specialist (aka. surgoen) So, it has been driving me crazy not being able to work out. I lost a lot of muscle and gained some fat around my belly.
What would you do in this situation? regarding working out, etc.
I went to the gym for the first time today and road the seated stationary bike for thirty minutes. Then I did some crunches and that was about it.