-- Last Updated: Jan-15-13 3:29 PM EST --
Hello everyone, new here and looking for knowledge. I've had a long history of shoulder problems, but kayaked for 5 years with no issues. Last year this changed when I had surgery on the right shoulder to repair my labrum and capsule. Couldn't kayak all year. Still can't. Still having pain and weakness and loss of range of motion. Driving me nuts that I can't kayak. Went to new doctors. One says there is still a labrum tear and he can repair it, but arthritis in the joint may limit me. The other doc says the arthritis is the real problem and wants to do a re-surfacing, placing a steel HemiCAP in to replace damaged cartilage.
Does anyone have any experience with a re-surfacing? Did it get you back in your boat? How was the recovery and are you limited at all now?
How about full shoulder replacements? Anyone? Can you kayak after that?
I know there have been discussions of shoulder arthritis before, but they looked a few years old. Wondering if people could talk about their experiences after having different procedures?
Thank you so much