Hey there, I've injured (grade 1 sprain) my shoulder ligament (unsure of which one it is), I can raise my arm etc. above 90deg, but when I raise it with my forearm at a certain angle, it hurts a little bit... enough to stop me from all chest and tricep compound exercises.
I know its a ligament, because the doctor said so, and it feels like a ligament injury. It's not severe or anything, just very annoying as its stopping me from lifting.
a) Should I keep my arm in a sling to prevent shoulder movement until its better? or is it best to promote shoulder movement (ie. stretch it around every few hours) in the recovery process?
b) how long does this sort of thing take to recover? I'm guessing i'll be out for about 6-8 weeks.
c) Any suppliments (ie. magnesium etc.) that I should take? I already take one glucose+fish oil tablet a day (which I doubt does much), and have already cycled voltaren for a week to reduce inflammation.
d) Any other procedures you recommend (apart from rest), that will enable a speedy recovery?
e) does booze slow this recovery process down? I dont drink much, but I do drink. I'll consider stopping it all together if it has a significant effect on my recovery.
Suggestions appreciated and good advice repped.
ps. I'm in the middle of a creatine cycle as well.
Thread: Shoulder ligament injury