Have you ever had a shoulder injury? What was it like and how did you make it better?
Well, I am struggling with a shoulder injury right now. I’ve had 3 different diagnosis and all I know is that it’s still injured and I have to be careful. Am I still climbing? You bet! I took 6 weeks off this summer to no avail. My experience (and this is in no means a recommendation for anyone) with injuries has been that unless it’s something major, there usually isn’t anything that can be done about it. Therefore, it’s better to blow something out and get it fixed than nurse an unknown and forego what you need to do in life, which in my case is work (I sit at a desk typing (or using Dragon) for hours) and climbing. Sometimes, the desk work is harder than climbing. You might think that odd, but I think it has something to do with the stationary position. At least when I’m climbing, I’m getting blood into the area by using it. I just have to be careful how I load it.
I’m in Physical Therapy right now, actually had it this morning and currently my arm is partially numb from the elbow down. It’s kind of annoying, but I’m getting some tissue work done this afternoon that will hopefully assist with any impingements. I’m eager to hear your story so please share something.