I’ve just finished week six of the eight-week happy-shoulders protocol, and I am not as happy as I would like to be. I’ve been resting my arms and taking six to eight Advil a day—which I hate doing. But THE INTERNET TOLD ME this is what I needed to do, so I am trying it.
The Internet also said that my shoulders would start feeling better almost right away but not to fall for it: I have to continue the anti-inflammatories for the full eight weeks if I want to actually heal.
Things have gone according to plan with my right shoulder, but my left shoulder—not even the one I originally injured, by the way—hasn’t even reached the “feeling better but don’t be fooled” stage. So I don’t know what to do about that. I’m willing to continue to rest it as long as it takes, but being on Advil for more than two months? Ugh, no.