A tennis friend has had rotator cuff surgery, is struggling through rehab, and looking for some advice. Plus, do we ever fully recover from joint surgery?
Jim Lavoie writes …
“I had Rotator cuff surgery 6 weeks ago today. It has been a roller coaster ride for the first 6 weeks; two steps forward, one back. Sometimes one step forward and two back as I do my PT every day. The doc told me that golf was possible in three months; but tennis??
“What can the group tell me about starting to hit some ground strokes during my rehab? Two months? Three months? Will easy hitting affect the repair if it doesn’t hurt? I am anxious but certainly do not want to start over. This is not a fun rehab I must say.”
Jim, this is one that I have happily not suffered through. Any advice for him?
A tennis friend asked how my hip recovery was going and I said that I am now “at about 90% recovered.” And he asked, “Will you ever reach 100%?”
That is a good question. I had assumed, putting aging aside, that after surgery I will go back to being as mobile as I was before the onset of this problem.
What do you think… if you have had shoulder, knee and hip surgery, did you recover 100% of your abilities??
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