Yesterday I had an appointment with the consultant to try and get some answers about my ongoing shoulder injury. Its been better over the past couple of weeks but I decided to keep the appointment; at least so that I could push for an x-ray to see exactly what is going on.
After an initial chat. a few questions and a few tests to see how far I could reach up and extend my arm, I was sent for an x-ray…and that was where things got interesting….
It turns out that I don’t have a problem with the AC joint at all. The x-ray showed nothing out of the ordinary – the AC joint is sitting where it should…no sign of separation at all and no signs of arthritis. The consultant seemed to think that it could be a cartilage issue however this doesn’t show up on x-ray.
He gave me a steroid injection which he hopes will settle everything down and wants to see me again in 6 weeks. He has also cleared me to go surfing and to get back into gym…slowly but surely!
My shoulder is feeling a bit sore today which is to be expected after the injection but it should wear off within a couple of days.
It has taken 6 months to find out what is going on, and its a huge relief to finally get some answers! I wish I had got an x-ray sooner, instead of just taking myself off to physio, but as it didn’t seem too serious at the time, I thought I was doing the right thing.
Moral of the tale with any injury – get it checked out properly by getting an x-ray in the initial stages!
But now I can get my stoke on, cos its time to go surfing again! I’m off to the Boardmasters surfing and music festival later this week so look out for lots of pics, words and stoke!