I’ve had shoulder pain for a while now, and it has gotten much worse over the last couple of months. It doesn’t seem to be affected by bicycle riding, so I’ve got that going for me.
I finally brought it up to my doctor, and after tests, X-Rays, and an MRI, I now know that I have arthritis in my right shoulder.
He sent me to another establishment where I work with a personal trainer to strengthen the muscles in my upper body. I’ve only had one visit so far. He had me start out with some dumbbells and free weights, with little weight, and paid close attention to how I lifted. My right side is stronger, but yet it’s the bad side.
We then switched to some of the machines, and some of the exercises extended my shoulder beyond my comfort level. I could feel the huge difference between the two shoulders.
I was a bit sore when I left, but by the time I got home the shoulder pain was much improved. I woke up this morning with the shoulder pain again. I realize this will take time, but at least I’ve found something that works.