My training partner has been out of the gym since last October. Off and on he has complained of shoulder pain but as it would come and go he never really worried too much about it. Well in October it started to become so painful that he stopped working out. He says that he feeel the most pain when his arm is straight over his head(like when he would take off his shirt or reach for something)or when he reaches across his body. Also if he sleeps on it wrong then he is in some serious pain for a few days.
The thing is he that he is not well off finicially and doesn’t have health insurance. This makes him reluctant to go to the doctor. Finally, over the holidays he went to get it looked at but by the cheapest doctor he could find. The doctor he went too just looked at his shoulder and had him do some stretching. She said he had a small tear on a ligament or something somewhere in his shoulder, but never did any other tests to further diagnose the pain. He has been doing the prescribed stretchs and PT she recommended. She said it could take up to 6 months for him to see any improvement.
To me this just seems way too long, but I really have no idea or experience with injuries. He tells me that he isn’t having any improvement and I know being out of the gym is killing him. Have any of you guys heard of an injury like this or have any recommendatins to help speed recovery.