My Collarbone is doing a lot better. Almost no pain, and I’ve got a lot of the range of motion back in my right shoulder. I have been doing my PT exercises diligently, and the “wall crawl” to get more shoulder motion is no longer needed as I can get to 180 degrees. I stopped wearing the sling about a week ago, but I’ve been doing my “Napoleon” imitation with the hand stuck in my shirt or jacket.
Today I saw my doc for a followup and he said just let the arm swing free now, as long as there’s no pain. Great- that will make walking more natural. He wants me to stay away from lifting heavy weights with that side, but I’m cleared for low weights high reps. The only remaining limitation is not biking for another 3 weeks till a followup xray shows the bone completely knitted. I think it’s really biking is ok, crashing is not, but with my history of clumsiness, the Doc wants to be a bit conservative. Hard to blame him.
So, 3 weeks more of lots of walking in my future, with light weights thrown in on the right side. I can get by with that. Yesterday I walked for two hours in my little town with lots of hills thrown in.
2 thoughts on “Collarbone rehab update – week 5”
Glad you are on the mend!
Yes, the snow on our coastal hills has been beautiful! We view Mt. Diablo which had had quite a few days with snow!
Thanks! I didn’t get to see Mt Diablo, would have had to go a little further north