onemusclefreak saidUPDATE -
Turns out it is completely torn... I need surgery.. Anyone had this type of surgery.. What was the recuperation time?
I am a professional actor/musician.. How long before my shoulder will back to where it was before the surgery?
Your shoulder will be 60-80% better after 3-4 months from surgery (if you are compliant with the doctors/PT's instructions. It won't be 100% better until 1 year post surgery. .
That's pretty optimistic. Sorry, don't wanna be a downer here, but the 2 year mark is what's usually taken before you will be able to do everything the way you did before, without noticing little pains, differences in reaction, or weakness.
I had surgery about 14 months ago on my right shoulder, it's healed now but it still hurts pretty much daily, and it just feels different from the left shoulder. The surgeon said right after the procedure "no contact sports for 4 months"... right now I still don't feel like I'd be able to take any hits to it.
You'll be able to go back to lifting (light weights) in a couple months, but the real heavy stuff, dude please be careful cause it's so easy to overdo it out of zealousness and end up with a longer recovery time.
It really is a long term story, there are several phases of rehab - the last phase is the phase from 1 year post op to 2 years post op, in which you can gain your strength back, your size back, and your functionality as you've had it in the past, but do realize you have to be very diligent in listening to the signals it sends, and when it starts acting up, don't ignore it.
All the best mate, I know how extremely fucked up this is, and I can tell you that there's a very long and bumpy road ahead, but hang in there, make sure to get a good therapist and later on trainer, and listen to your body above all.