I've had a niggling shoulder issue for.... I don't know....weeks? ...months? I haven't exactly been ignoring it, I've just had other more important problems to deal with. Right elbow/forearm/wrist, left side of my neck, wonky hips, broken toe. Hey, some bits are still functional - my belly button works just fine. It sits there, perfectly belly button-like.
Over the past few weeks the shoulder's worsened though, with pain hampering certain movements. I've never had good range of motion in my shoulders, but I knew I was in trouble this week when doing my bra up became a contortionist exercise.
I had the physio take a look today and after a painful game of Do this... Now move it this way... Now that way.... Does that hurt? he diagnosed shoulder impingement. Oh yay. Just what I needed; another part that doesn't work properly.
It would appear to be caused by my cruddy sedentary desk job - like most of my other problems. Sitting at a desk for prolonged periods? Worst. Idea. Ever.
It won't be slowing me down though. Some intensive physio, ice, rest and then a rehab program should sort out the shoulder. Meanwhile, I'll be getting on with things regardless. I might not be doing any boxing or overhead presses for a while, but there are plenty of other options. Yesterdays weights workout has my glutes and hamstrings sitting up and taking notice, and this morning I banged out a nice sweaty gym cardio session. RPM is definitely a goer, and with a little modification, some yoga and Pilates will be fine too.
Injuries make me cranky, but I'm not letting my inner Eeyore take control of my thoughts.