A bus I was on fell off a bridge (about 2.5 meters) and landed on the side I was on... Besides many small injuries, I badly (severely) dislocated my right shoulder ANTERIORLY (to the front).
It's been nine weeks, and the doctor says it may be that I NEVER CAN go back to lifting, but I think he doesn't understand how crucial lifting is for me, and he looks fat and out of shape so I think it is easy for him to say that....
Anyone here has SEVERELLY dislocated their shoulder and been able to come back? How long? What sort of recovery? The doc says I don't need surgery to tighten the tendons or reconstruct the shoulder, yet so far I can lift my arm without pain only about 15 degrees to the front, and about 40 degrees to the side (without pain). I can do PROM (passive range of motion) to about 90% of those two movements. I don't know why but I can and feel strong pulling the arm back as imitating a cable row, and I can shrug normally.
I'm 46 years old
Weigh: 225 lb
Nine weeks ago day before the accident: squat 355 lb, overhead press 185 lb, DL 455lb, bench pressed 275 lb, one hand DB snatch 100lb (three times)
I'd hate to lose all the work I put into it over so many years if I can never lift again.
Any advice? Any at all. This is so hard and depressing.