This has kept me from lifting weights since July 14th:
This is the X-ray of my right shoulder taken this past Thursday.
What’s wrong with this picture? I have no clue. All I know is that I went to Moore Orthopedic on Thursday because I thought I had a torn rotator cuff. Turns out, it was just “shoulder bursitis” — inflammation, basically.
I’ve had limited mobility on my right shoulder since July 14th, the day I was playing football in my wife’s grandmother’s yard and stiff-armed her 250- pound cousin who was barreling at me like a freight train. Sure, we won the game, but having my arm jammed back into its socket wasn’t the price I would have preferred to pay.
According to Moore Orthopedic, I should be 100% again come Monday. An MRI will be required if that’s not the case, so let’s hope for the best.
Update 8/26/12 at 6 AM. This was sent to me by Cedric: “You can tell the bursitis by the spacing between the upper knob of the shoulder and the socket. Xrays don’t show living tissue. Bursitis is an inflammation of the liquid/cartilage cushion between the bone and the socket well. I used to date a girl with horrible bursitis in her knees from volleyball. This is what her knees looked like most of the time.“