I’ve been taking it easy the past several weeks due to a sore right shoulder. My best guess is I injured it loading/ unloading the kayak after a long paddle. Jim and I had worked up to doing between 15-18 miles without any problems. This progression was slow and methodical over the entire Summer. Didn’t want to risk any injuries….
At the onset of the soreness I began treating myself by taking NSAIDS, icing/heating the area, and doing a series of shoulder exercises using Thera-Bands. But when all this didn’t seem to offer any improvement I scheduled an appointment with my Orthopedist.
The examination showed I have full range of motion and no acute pain when manipulated. This is encouraging. But I do have occasional numbness and tingling at various times during the day- Crazy! The doctor wants to know more and is scheduling an MRI to be sure there’s no micro-tears in the cartilage. From there it will probably be a round of physical therapy.
Sure I’m frustrated by all this but not discouraged. There’s way too much invested in this trip to let this circumstance be a limiting factor. My doctor agrees. He’s committed to making sure the mid-to-late October start date isn’t delayed.