I decided to post on this board as it gets more traffic, but I'll continue.
Last week (Mon.) I visited my doctor because of a little bit of pain in my shoulder. I had pretty much babied it the past two weeks throwing about once every three days just to see if the problem persisted. Well, it did, and after seeing the doctor, I learned I had tendonitis. Doc suggested that I take 1 week off and start up slowly the next week, doing some light exercises this week. Well, that wasn't too bad of news, considering tendon problems are typically severe. Well, on Friday I did some jobes and tubing, hardly that much, but Saturday the arm was really sore! I'm afraid to even lob a ball (even in to next week) because the last thing I want to do is reaggravate it.
My question is directed at anyone who knows about or has experienced tendonitis themselves. How do you know when it is healed? I've been icing, taking ibuprofen/aleve, and taking fish oil w/ omega-3s. The pain doesn't bother me, since I am rarely able to feel the tightness unless I'm actually throwing a ball. I don't want to just mask the pain either.
This is really bothering me, and I'm willing and able to go w/o throwing, but what is the best way to go about recovery? thanks.