I have a case of tendonitis in my left shoulder. I've continued to train and swim but it's progressively gotten worse. It doesn't hurt so much while swimming, but post workout it's very uncomfortable and there is no sleeping on my left side at night due to pain. I swam yesterday after taking 12 days off from swimming but that wasn't a long enough break to resolve the issue.
The good news is my swim fitness is fairly strong right now as I have been training for my "A" race, a half-iron in early May. I have also done my research and determined that rest, ice, stretching and strength training all will aid in my recovery. So my questions to the group are:
Anyone else have experience working through this issue? Should I cut back on swimming now to reduce further injury or work through it until after my race? (I'm currently doing 4000-5000m per week) Any recovery tips?
Thanks for the help, Ace