Being an avid tennis player, it’s not uncommon for me to witness others around me getting injured and having to withdraw from tournaments for several months. This seems to be a side-effect of reaching retirement, as most of my fellow players are over the age of 60. Recently, to my surprise, I too suffered a shoulder injury after reaching retirement. The incident happened while playing tennis, and the pain was so intense that I couldn’t help but gasp. Despite my attempts to mitigate the situation by using heat packs and resting, the condition did not improve. As a result, I decided to visit a shoulder injury specialist. Melbourne offers quite a few options in this regard, and I chose a specialist close to me to avoid further strain on my injured shoulder during the journey.
Once at the specialist’s office, I was greeted by a friendly and professional expert who took me into a room. We discussed my symptoms, including the pain in my upper arm, biceps cramping, and difficulty rotating my shoulder. The specialist was empathetic towards my situation, understanding how frustrating it must have been for me, as tennis is my favourite hobby. After conducting a series of tests, the specialist revealed that I had injured my biceps and would likely require a surgery called biceps tenodesis. Further manipulations of my arm joints confirmed the severity of the tear, and it was clear that the situation was quite serious. Looking ahead, the specialist explained that the recovery process after the surgery would be lengthy and could span several weeks. I would need to wear a sling for an extended period and undergo numerous rounds of physical therapy to rehabilitate my arm. As someone who is passionate about tennis, all I can think about is getting back to the court as soon as possible.
This injury has been a significant setback for me, but I am determined to follow the specialist’s recommendations diligently to regain full function in my shoulder. Patience and commitment will be crucial during this challenging period, and I’m hopeful that with time and proper care, I will be back to doing what I love most – playing tennis.