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, September 11, 2015

SHOULDER IMPINGEMENT

The verdict is finally in! I needed to heed my own advice and consequently sought medical advice after several months of discomfort! A visit to an orthopedist, a shoulder specialist, three sets of X rays confirmed I have rotator cuff impingement! As mentioned in a previous post this was one of several conditions I had mentioned I may have! It was not bicep tendonitis, bursitis or a feared rotator cuff tear! Impingement is where your tendons are compressed or impinged during shoulder movements resulting in discomfort! The cause in my opinion may be years of overhead movements from various activities. Treatment is simple: ice, basic stretching exercises that target the area and OTC pain medication. I always stretch and hold between sets of exercises, now I will hold longer and repeat more often. Temporally I will eliminate overhead exercises! I did receive a cortisone injection.