MISSION STATEMENT: Welcome to my Blog! My goal with this blog is to inform and to inspire my sixty plus readers! You are never to old to exercise! Keep moving! All opinions, thoughts and statements are mine based on 69 years of living! Injuries and surgeries past and present will be discussed! If I recommend a product or a lifestyle change it is something that I myself have used or have experienced! All nutrients and supplements I recommend may appear to be harmless but please check with your MD! Some may interfere with your current medications! This blog will be ongoing! Posts will be made when I feel I have worthwhile opinions, thoughts and statements! I may go back and review past posts to make changes if I feel necessary! Before undertaking any exercise routine please check with your health care provider!






Friday, March 27, 2015

SHOULDER PAIN

 I was diagnosed with Frozen Shoulder or Adhesive capsulitis, which is an inflamed shoulder capsule and connective tissue affecting the shoulder joint, in 2007, it was very painful and made normal activity such as putting my belt through my pant loops painful and difficult!  I am theorizing it was caused by repeated wide grip incline bench presses. Self induced therapy included no activity except for walking and basic stretching exercises for my shoulders for several weeks. Then I began using very low weight, high reps with dumbbells when I finally decided to go back to the gym and no bench presses in any fashion for quite some time! The question now is whether my discomfort is due to rotator cuff tendonitis: affecting the tendons and muscles that help move the shoulder joint, bursitis: inflammation of the bursa; small fluid filled sacs that cushion bones, tendons and muscles; or shoulder impingement syndrome: an impingement of tendons or bursa ? Confusing? Obtaining a true diagnosis will require possible x-rays, ultra sounds, and MRIs. There is discomfort but no extreme pain as in frozen shoulder! Repeated overhead activity in my opinion is the underlying cause for all the preceding ailments! Rest and cold compresses will help! Taking an anti-inflammatory is a common treatment. The doctor would probably have me eliminate both standing and seated presses, pull ups and possibly dips and not do any exercises that would raise my arms above my shoulders! I will make changes immediately, including rest to some extent!  If my discomfort persists I will visit the doctor! After my knee surgery!