I need your help.
I sustained a shoulder injury while playing soccer 3 weeks ago. The injury worsened while performing presses on the decline bench. I felt a sharp pain on my right shoulder area during the last set.
I took it lightly at first and figured it would heal by itself. When it didn’t I consulted a sports doctor who says I’ve torn a shoulder capsule and that I’d require some shots of hyaluronic acid. Either that or surgery.
He suggests I use the injections since the tear doesn’t seem acute. Surgery can be the last resort.
I want your opinions on a few things -
What treatment should I opt for? How much success have you guys found with what I’ve mentioned? Is it fairly normal?
Since my shoulder will be out of action for a while, I can’t work on my chest or shoulders… and even a lot of other upper body exercises. So how do I plan my workouts now? I don’t want to lose too much muscle through all this obviously. I realize I’ll lose some but what can I do to keep the loss at a minimum? How many times should I work on my legs? How much cardio should I do? etc
What changes should I make in my diet? I currently follow a diet very high in protein and pretty high in carbs until late evening. I’ve been in good shape so far but with the injury and all, should I cut down on the carbs? What else can I do?
Any help would be appreciated. I’m desperate.
Thanks a lot.