I started physical therapy this week for a rotator cuff injury. I guess one would call it an injury. It's not painful as much as it is constantly sore. I don't know how I injured it. Maybe just sleeping on that side, or due to enthusiastic weeding in the garden? It's not serious, and doesn't seem to be a tear. I'm fairly confident it will get better with therapy and I won't need surgery. I live in hope.
As one ages, it always seems to be something. That's a phrase all the old ladies in my life have used. Now I'm old and I have earned the right to say it. Cliches have power.
Looking back over my life I must admit it has always been something. Looking forward I assume there will be something else and more, both good and bad.
I do like going to physical therapy, it reminds me of going to the gym, and having a personal trainer. Maybe if I actually still went to a gym I wouldn't have this injury? No way to tell unless I went to a gym after I heal. Not going to happen. I just don't want to.
It does feel good to be exercising my upper arms, though.
Glad the PT will help with the soreness.ReplyDelete
It is always easy for me to talk myself out of exercising but I ALWAYS feel so much better when I DO exercise.
It will get better but may take time, just a guess but I am fairly certain. Anyway, you are welcome to sue me if I'm wrong.ReplyDelete
Keep up the PT and look after yourself with extra care and pampering.
I read that as long as we can do most of what we want to do, we are young-old and when our health changes and we get stuff like joint pain etc. we become old-old, but that there is a long stretch between the two stages.
Good that you like going to physical therapy. I do, too. The exercises definitely strengthened my lower back.ReplyDelete
You can always continue the exercises at home. In fact I'm sure they will encourage you to do so.ReplyDelete
Well, at least you enjoy it. That's a huge plus! The more you move, the more you'll keep moving. (True for all of us, obviously.)ReplyDelete
I'm glad that you are doing Physical Therapy to work with that rotator cuff injury. It's definitely part of the arm system that does a lot of work. Roger tore his rotator cuff years ago. Not reparable. Arm still works. yay! Take care there, and I hope all goes well.ReplyDelete
Yes, it's important to keep moving.ReplyDelete
Sometimes I feel, though, when a new ache or creakiness appears, "is this going to turn into something big?"
I hope your injury resolves itself without any further treatment or surgery. I must say I've tried physiotherapy twice for different conditions and it was totally useless. Whether that was my fault (not doing the exercises properly) or the physio's I don't know. Neither of them showed any interest in why I had given up.ReplyDelete
I had rotator cuff surgery. Stick to therapy and avoid that if you can. Glad it seems to be working for you!ReplyDelete
Haha! I felt the same way when I had a few weeks of PT last month - it felt good to have a "personal trainer"! But now I'm on my own again and you'd think someone was torturing me to get down on the floor and do those exercises - but they, unfortunately, only work if you do them. Good luck with that rotator cuff...ReplyDelete
"Rotator cuff" - a first for me. Thanks for that. I'm presently engaged in delivering speech therapy exercises for VR (my wife). It turns out I have a talent for this obscure form of instruction: crisp, sympathetic and useful. Whatever, she's improving to the point where I find myself nodding off at the sound of the oft-repeated passages. Afternoons get shorter. Life proceeds.ReplyDelete
You are VR are in my thoughts.Delete