I’m on a quest to get back in the game.
Here’s the deal, I am a 52 year old lifter who has had my share of aches & pains and associated injuries with lifting. I won’t go into them all here, but recently my escalating pain in my right shoulder has been prohibitive and I have been not been able to bench or do any type of pressing.
I went to see a napraprat who through ultrasound pictures discovered that my supraspinatus is strained and swollen causing impingement. I just completed 4 weeks of treatment where he zaps the injured area with those electrical pads then does some laser work followed by deep massage. The next step, he says, is to take 4 weeks off to rest it and do not do any training engaging the shoulder, which basically means I need to lay off training for a month. During this 4 weeks of rest, I should do ubber band external rotators to help rehab the area.
He said that most patients get goods results and are for the most part healed after the 8 weeks of total treatment.
The thing is, I am skeptical that this will work. Mostly because after each weekly treatment the relief is temporary I feel very little permanent reduction in pain. Unless a miracle happens during this 4 week rest period, I am afraid I will not be any better than before.
My question is, has anyone else gone through this Napraprati therapy with good results for rotator cuff injuries?
I need to get back in the game…