Hey guys, so about a year ago I had a small labrum tear from overhead presses (no desire to do those ever again after consulting with several PTs and doctors about its functionality). Like a dumbass, I waited like 6 months before talking to a doctor, and was prescribed PT as the doctor thought it might suffice w/out surgery.
Long story short, PT improved my condition a decent amount, but I've been doing it for 6 months now and I'm still feeling a strong ache when I've been sitting down at my desk on my right shoulder/arm. Also, the area constantly feels twinged when I'm lifting. At this point, I'm strongly considering getting the surgery & doing the 6 month recovery because:
1) I don't want to be dealing with this dull ache for the rest of my life
2) I don't want to be doing PT for the rest of my life (my PT says I need to be doing this at least 2-3 times a week for the rest of my life, which is ludicrous as I have friends who did the surgery, did PT, and now lift without doing their PT exercises ever again)
3) I want to get back to lifting with full confidence
Yes, it sucks, and all together, it'll be 1.5-2 years off of lifting seriously (incrementally only another 7-8 months from now I suppose), but at this point I just want to have my life back. In my early 20s for context. Having a consultation soon to discuss surgical options; also hopeful since its only a small tear it might accelerate my recovery, but who knows.
Any stories of your own getting labrum repair surgery / post-op recovery tips / lifting injury thoughts?