How long before its healed enough to lift weights again?
One ligament was torn almost all the way and one had a hole in the middle from a bone spur. They tried the arthroscope and then cut me open because of the damage, 5 1/2 hour surgery. So I’ve been in that foam sling for 9 weeks! And a regular sling for 3 weeks.
I’ve went from 18 1/2 inch arms to 15 1/2 inches in 8 months I’M SHRINKING!
But I’ve been good, following the Dr advice. Going to PT.
How long before I can safely start to lift light weights?
The wait is killing me! My aggression is building!
Most likely, you will be unable able to reach overhead for up to 5-6 months. Full recovery really takes about 1 year to 18 months. Yet, as long as biceps tendon didn’t need to be repaired, you may be able to resume biceps curls, tricep extensions, rowing, etc at this time. Your surgery should not have affected these…but PLEAE disucss with your surgeon because he/she is the only one who really saw what was damaged and repaired and the intergirty of the anchors. As far as completing other lifts…lateral raises, etc…it may be a full year-year and a half if you can perform these with sometime more than a 2-5 pound weight.