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So, for a little while I have been battling some nagging shoulder pain. Nothing major, just a little ache if I move it a certain way.
About 2 hours after weight training on Sunday (no obvious injury at the time), I can't move my arm -- especially not raise it. Lots of ice, but I keep running -- it's just a shoulder.
Today I go see the doctor (general practitioner). Initial assessment, tendonitis/bursitis and a potential rotator cuff problem. I mention that it's 7 weeks to my goal marathon.
He suggests a corstisone injection. Felt pretty good for an hour, then basically the same.
So, I need positive boomer thoughts that will help me recover enought to run my race. Then we will deal with a potential rotator problem...
What? our handsome runner needs healing vibes, no puede ser!!! You can get all the vibes and hugs you need my frend. Here is to feeling better. Take care, be well for that upcoming marathon.
I hope it feels better. Best of luck with it. Post race if not sooner try to get an MRI. My DW had shoulder problems that were misdiagnosed for a long time. What was a potentially fixable problem is now a joint in need of replacing. It sounds like things are early enough that you will be fine. Just make sure it gets well soon!
It's really annoying to have your running be affected by a pain or injury that really has nothing to do with running. I also had some arm/shoulder problems that bothered me for a while a couple of years ago.
Good luck on finding the source of the problem and recovering without discomfort.
- Runnin' in Rochester
Originally posted by Elaine3112:
All together now........
What she said!
Seriously John I hope your shoulder heals and it won't bother you come marthon time. That could really prove troubling especially for someone with your speed!
My DW suffered through a similar problem last year that came out of nowhere, the doctor told her she had a "frozen shoulder" and that it could take anywhere from 3 months to two years to heal. Luckily she was free from pain within 6 months with no recurring problems.
Here is a link to a discussion on frozen shoulders:
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Here's wishing a speedy recovery to a speedy guy!
Good luck John and heal fast.