SLAP tear - career ending?
I'm hoping someone has some brilliant idea for me because I am just super depressed about this.
I got a severe SLAP tear from a BJJ armbar two years ago now. The surgeon gave me a 50% chance of recovery with no surgery. I took that challenge and have spent the last two years regaining strength into my shoulder through PT and personal training. And it took that long. I couldn't even raise my arm when I started and the radiated pain was excruciating. I now have no pain day to day.
I tried to return to Kali sticks and my shoulder ached. Silat... pretty much forget about all upper body with all the torque. I can box, but the bottom line is I really just like hitting pads and hate no-holds barred sparring. I really do not enjoy getting punched in the head.
Bottom line is I am now overweight, and forgetting what I know. I had a great body when I was in shape... :FemaleRage2: What is the honest situation with these kind of tears? Am I done? If I do MA am I going to hurt myself again? Or is there some kind of MA I can do that won't hurt my shoulder?