Hello everyone, i need medical advice soon. Well this is going to be a long post but please read it all. I am 16 years old and i am 5 10 205. Last year as a junior during a football game towards the end of the year i seperated my shoulder. A grade one, or two seperation, they didnt know even though they took x rays.
I took of about 6 weeks of any lifting to let it heel, and it never did. So i went back to the doctors ( a sports doctor- highly reccomended in my area) and he gave me a cortozone shot in my shoulder, and told me that in one month i will be a 100 percent to go back and lift.
So i started out hesitant to even bench, but then i started benching more(only once a week) and for a couple of weeks of that my shoulder feels like crap again. I cant bench , it clicks, and i can feel sharp pains shooting through my traps and whole shoulder.
So i went back today to discuss my options with him. He gave me three options
- stop lifting and dont lift the rest of your life ( this guy must be insane) 2. Keep on lifting and come in every three weeks for a cortozone shot ( i dont know about this everyone ive talked to said dont do it) 3. to get surgery done to it and dont lift for 3 months ( the surgery is just to clean out the inflamation and maybe some spurs that may have occure , its not tendon surgery).
Well number three easily sounds like the best choice but I have a problem and that is I am supposed to be attending the Nike football combine in
Chicago in mid april. I believe i can play at the Division3 or a community college level.
But i go to a small school who doesnt get recognized much, so the combine is really my only way of showing what i got. But if i get cortozone shots until the combine ( so i can still bench and train to get my 185 max reps up) and then get the surgery done after that, the three month rehab period is butting right up to when my two a day practices start, and i will be weak as hell coming into the season. Please i need some help.
I have been thinking about it all day today. I have talked to my coaches, my trainer at the school and stuff but i want some peoples opinions who wont make a decision based on whats better for them.
Of course all of my coaches said skip the combine and get surgery right now because there not worried about my future, there only worried about next year. But please I dont know what to do . thanks for any responses i am gratefull.