I have had a round of sterioid shots in my shoulders and it settled down my right shoulder. I also had a pack of oral steroids as well, but my left sholder is extremely painful at night which is when you feel a rotator cuff tear the most. My orthopod wants me to get a MRI and I will be after tonight. It is looking like I may have torn my rotator cuff. I picked the right time of year for it at least I got to ride all year and I will only be off the bike for a short time if I need surgery.
I think the big ride prompted my shoulders to be inflamed but the damage was done allitle while back when I hoisted or muscled the Rocket up right. I did not let it fall over when I was stopped and after getting it up right my left shoulder wass sore for weeks. I may have torn a segment of my Rotatator cuff back then.
If I did I will be getting surgery which involves getting at least one stay screwed into the bone. Stays have a heavy ethibond type suture attached to them. Essentially acting as an anchor or a man made tendon of sorts for muscle. I have attached some photos of stays or anchors.
i know most of you will not be interested in this thread...but to be honest it is taking my mind of the discomfort and the exhaustion I am feeling right now.
So I thought I would write about it. If I have to get the surgery I will be back riding in a short time. I have already started planning several IBA rides for next year.