Has anyone out there ever had a bad case of Tendonitis?
Because, my friends, I am one hurtin’ unit.
Back around Thanksgiving, I injured my shoulder while fighting off a biker gang (or, I COULD have injured it while I was swinging my arms like a Neanderthal while trying to complete level 3 on ‘Ultimate Street Fighting’ on the Playstation 3. You decide.)
Ok, HOW I injured my fucking arm is neither here nor there. Let’s not quibble.
The IMPORTANT thing to realize is that, since Thanksgiving, my arm has been has hurting like a BITCH.
The first few days, I thought it was just a typical sprain. I stopped working out for a bit, and tried to give my arm a rest.
Days later, it was not getting better. A few weeks later, ditto.
Well, it’s been about 6 months now and I still can’t turn the key in my front door without my arm giving me pain that makes me squeal like a little girl.
So, I finally decided to go to a physical therapist, and they have given me the happy diagnosis that I am suffering from extreme Tendonitis, or Tennis Elbow.
I’ve had one month now of therapy, x-rays, and fucking $30 copays and while my arm feels A LITTLE better, I still haven’t been able to lift a damn weight in months. This sucks. With my gym routine being limited, I can feel my perfect physique slowly withering away. A few more months of this and I might actually slip from being a perfect ‘10’ to a ‘9.99’.
That, my friends, is unacceptable.
So, my question to you all is, have any of you suffered from this before, and 1) What did you do to correct it, and 2) How long did it take?