Last week I started a few months of medical visits -- I'm now at 2 down 3 or 4 (depending on how you count the blood draw) to go. I was musing as I walked back to work that my copay is somewhere between my 1 day net and my 1 day gross salary at my first "real" job.
This problem arose during the holiday trip. I didn't know if it was because of too much knitting (repetitive stress) or too much hauling of too heavy bags between too many trains on too many short connections. I mentioned the possibilities, and he didn't finger either of those (and I didn't force it).
2 problems. The first one, which we'll be treating (with exercise at first, and then PT if that fails) is my rotator cuff. The second one is my "AC". I asked what that stood for, and while he answered me, what I remember is "just remember AC -- it's easier". The hope is that if I make my rotator cuff happy, my AC issues will also disappear. (If it doesn't, there's this injection...)
I have 2 more thera-bands (yellow and red) and 3 new exercises:
- close the knot at the end of the band into a door at or below shoulder height. Hold, thumb up and pull away from the door.
- Now do the same thing facing in the other direction. One will exercise one set of muscles, the other one another.
- Step on the knot, and with the arm straight, thumb up. and the arm at about 10 degrees forward of out to the side, pull up -- only "to the horizon" -- not over my head.
10 to 20 pulls, 1 time per day, 4-7 days per week.
And bless his heart, he suggested that I do these on BOTH arms