Sunday, June 28, 2015

Grumpy shoulder

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.


  1. Are you sure you don't have a tear? Strain would be helped with rest and drugs, a tear...not so much.

    1. Hmm. I really don't think so, since both injuries were not sudden but seem to be more from overuse. I really don't understand why the left one hurts in the first place, actually, unless I did it when I was on my push-ups kick.