Originally Posted by jballen1
Sorry to hear about the shoulder! From my experience, mind you that I am no doctor, you may feel better in 2 weeks, but the ligaments aren't what they used to be. I would avoid paddling that soon if I were you. When I dislocated my shoulder, the hardest thing to do was reaching behind my back. Be careful with that thing and I suggest seeing another doctor and trying to get an MRI!
I saw one of the best shoulder docs around when I did mine. He pretty much nailed it on rehab, pain, time everything. Get a second opinion. I landed on mine and it hurt so bad I thought I had shattered things. I did get xrays. When he found out I didn't have insurance he reccommended against the MRI. He gave me some shot of lydocaine and something steroidal.
Under the local I could do all the movements he asked which told him everything was attached and working. He said if it gets better to do these things ( a set of movements ) in two weeks it is this problem.
If not then you will need surgery and the MRI is a waste of money.
That set of movements did get better. No surgery, no mri and now I am about 99%. I did see a PT for about three months.
Bummber about the trip. Good excuse to get out of carrying heavy shit and drinking and imbibing all the time. Get some good scrips. Lots. Tell hiim how incredibly bad the pain is.
If you really rest this maybe you can guide. With how painful you say it is don't paddle Hells. Think long term. Let this heal.