Originally Posted by RVL
Seven years ago I took up swimming because my knees are shot. I`m a 57 year old male who has been swimming 3 times a week for 7 years. In May, I attended a TI workshop in Coronado California and have been slowly getting "it" together. I have been in a masters program, as well as a member of the La Jolla Swim Club. I love open water swimming. My longest ow swim has been 5 miles. I`ve done Alcatraz and every one mile Ocean swim event in California that I can find. Swimming around every pier on the coast is a goal. Over the past year I have been experiencing pain in my left shoulder. Two weeks ago I had rotator cuff surgery. The doc. placed an insert into the humerous and re-attached everything. It was not a complete tear,.but pretty bad. I`ll be wearing a sling for 3 months. Tomorrow I begin therapy.
I`ve been back in the pool,.with a sling and strap that keeps my left arm against my core, and I have been mainly kicking from one and to the other,..wearing a snorkel. Now,..my knees are sore.
What should I be doing in the pool at this time??? I was just getting the knack of the 2 beat kick and core rotation,..things were beginning to click. August 2 I did a 5 mile ow swim and came in last,..but was fresh,..had lots of energy left...but was slow due to limited shoulder movement.
Thanks for listening..
Did your arm improve eventually back at the level before your op. I am yr age now 66yrs and an ocean swimmer. I'm one week post op on rotacuff, large tear. I'm in a sling for 6 weeks, and its summer here (nz - and concerned already if I will ever swim long distance ocean events again. can you give me a few tips on how and what to do and what not to do too soon. I know it won't be for another couple of months, but just curious how to manage.
Looking forward to some tips, Kiwi Anne