I’m nearly 49 and have not been physically active beyond some walks and a little bit of golf for the last several years. I am not obese but could stand to lose 15lbs (6’1” and 210lbs).
I see some jr high kids that I know this past Friday afternoon. They are tossing around the nerf football and I join them for a few minutes. I threw the ball four times, about 25 to 30 yards, but sky balls. I feel no pain and they were beautiful throws. I tell the kids I’ll see them later.
Saturday morning, arm feels tight and starting to feel like I “threw my arm out” back in my baseball days. By Saturday night, I am in excruciating pain and hardly sleep. Miserable all day Sunday. Can’t hardly move my arm without screeching in pain. I have the day off today and go to my dr. She tells me what I already know. I damaged my rotator cuff to some degree.
I’m supposed to do exercises for two weeks. If no better, therapy for two weeks. If no better, cortisone shots. If no better, I don’t know what they do.
So I start these exercises today and I am so far away from being able to do what they want me to do, it’s not even funny. If what they want requires finishing at a 10, I am at 1.5 at the moment.
For those that have been down this path, my question is, do I push myself and my shoulder/arm pain to get the range of motion or do I just try to do a little bit more each day? Second question, is this thing going to hurt like this the entire recovery? It’s awful!
Getting old isn’t for sissies!