I went to the doctor last year, he indicated I had tendonitis in my left shoulder. He did all the movements to check for rotor cuff issues and I had mobility.
I got a cortisone shot on my shoulder in the back. The pain went away, but there was still some clicking and popping and sluggishness to the shoulder.
The Doctor attributed this to likely a small tear in the rotator cuff. He advised to take aleave or advil and continue my lifting and stretching routine (which was apart of my physical therapy from when I saw him a year ago)
I went and played 63 holes over the course of 2 days. 3-18’s and 9 (it was awesome).
Now my shoulder is sore, and worse than it was.
I can not strectch my arm behind my back. It hurts to slide my left arm into my golf bag strap,
It is sore to raise my arm up and run my fingers through my hair.
But none of this hurt when golfing.
I can still swing, and I can golf. I just have issues with anything else.
None of the over the counter NSAID seem to do anything!
It is slightly better than it was 4 days ago, but I cant imagine golfing in the next week or 2.
I don’t want to seem like a pain and keep returning to my DR, if it is just muscle fatigue my parts are just over golfed!
But how do you know the difference between muscle fatigue, soreness and damage?
When is it time to seek a second opinion.
I must mention my Dr is very good, he did a heck of a job repairing my right shoulder labrum from a few years ago and handles most all sports related injuires in the area.
Should I just let time heal, since I am 6 month until the start of next golf season?
Am I over thinking this?