Anyway, I finally found my way to an orthopedic surgeon today, Dr. Perez Luciano, a shoulder specialist (at least, that's what I've been led to believe). His diagnosis: rotator cuff injury.
No shit! Really?
His treatment: cortisone. A big-ass needle with a syringe full of cortisone and novacaine.
Hmm, but without physical therapy?
Physical therapy is the most important step in the treatment of a rotator cuff injury. Strengthening the rotator cuff muscles is important to maintain normal shoulder function. A few meetings with a physical therapist can help teach you exercises to help alleviate and prevent a recurrence of your shoulder pain.Guess I'll have to go find a physical therapist on my own. Perhaps in the phone book under entertainment?
In the meantime, I ought to just dress-up like a pirate (as in the picture of Jen, Alex, David... whoever they are) rather than being so enthusiastic to say "Argh."
Oh, and Dr. Luciano found no humor in how I sustained the injury... it is funny, isn't it?