Hi all - got a couple questions for anyone who's gone through a torn labrum/shoulder injury in general
Back in february I tore my labrum playing football (tried to do a 180 by grabbing turf, popped shoulder out, made lovely grinding sound, etc). I saw a doctor a few days later who recommended an arthroscopy, and another who recommended the same. A couple months went by where I was constantly traveling and didn't schedule one. I went to see a third doctor for insurance/experience reasons (first doc was straight out of med school and I'd rather get surgery done by someone who's done it a thousand times, second didn't take my insurance) to get started with the arthroscopy process, and he recommended physical therapy instead. I did PT for about a month, he recommended discontinuing it and trying to go back to regular exercise, slowly.
I went lifting for the first time in a few months today, lighter than I used to. Besides being out of shape, shoulder and bench press went fine, but I tried doing pullups and every time at the bottom of the rep, I could feel something grinding/not-supposed-to-do-that going on. I'm going to see another doc when I can get an appointment, but my questions for you all are:
1) Have you had a torn labrum? Were you able to resolve it with PT? Arthroscopy?
2) How the hell do you stay in shape with a shoulder injury? I've tried running but I get bored out of my mind, and I'm already a hardgainer - I don't want to get smaller, though running beats the hell out of doing nothing.
for background: I'm male, 23, 5'9" usually around 150 (now 140-145). I'm also planning on getting with a trainer when I'm able to start hitting the gym seriously again, since I strongly suspect my old routine (I didn't change anything for a while, and seriously needed to) had something to do with my shoulder injury. For everyday non-lifting use, my shoulder feels and works completely fine. Besides a broken hand five years ago, this is the first injury I've had that's affected my lifting.