I’m tired of hearing several times a week from people I know, or come across, the “too” word when it comes to exercise!
I’m sure you hear it as well from your co-workers, neighbors, parents or grandparents. “I’mtooold to lift weights, or my knees aretoosore to walk, run, ski or fill in the ______. It pains me to hear folks say “I’m intoomuch pain to do this or do that.Tooheavy,tooweak,toobusy…blah, blah, blah.
Surgery was exactly four weeks ago and after spending the first three weeks in a right-arm (sling which severely hampers the ability to type) I have been released to begin rehab work. In addition to the resurfacing procedure of the joint, the surgeon repaired my bicep tendon which had become frayed by the interaction with the raw bone. The first few sessions consisted of the therapist performing passive circumduction. We quickly moved to pendulum swings and then pulley work to extend range of motion frontal and then abduction. Because of the nature of the surgery and the need to cut through the infraspinatus to get to the joint, I will be restricted to just 20 degrees of external rotation for another three weeks. However, I can already tell that the severe pain from the osteoarthritis in the shoulder is gone and that this was absolutely the right decision. It will allow me to get back to full competition after rehab.