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MRI results are in: I’ve been diagnosed with Chronic Tendonitis in my shoulder.

As it turns out, my doctor was working yesterday after all. I heard from him yesterday morning, and I’ve been officially diagnosed with Chronic Tendonitis in my shoulder. I used to have shoulder pain when I was a competitive swimmer, but I never did anything about it. Back then we were always encouraged to work through the pain. The pain wasn’t bad enough to effect my swimming – it just hurt and was more annoying than anything else. Swimming or any other activity that involves repetitive overhead motion can cause this kind of injury, so this is all making sense now. It’s actually somewhat of a relief to know that I have had this condition for close to 20 years, and it was NOT caused by my recent weight training activities. Weight training is what caused the injury to re-surface, but weight training/MAT-OT did not create the problem. Aside from going back in time 20 years and dealing with the issue properly then, according to my doctor there is absolutely nothing I could have done to prevent this injury from re-surfacing. What a relief…

I’ve been given a referral to Orthopedic doctor for further treatment. Chances are, this chronic injury will require surgery to correct (lots of scar tissue, which will likely need to be removed), but I won’t know for sure until next week. I’ll know more after I meet with the Orthopedic doctor. Hopefully that will happen Wednesday. I’ll post updates as warranted.

I’m off to do my Saturday morning cardio. Have a great day!