2016 Report to Our Community
A shoulder injury was holding Tim Wait back. His pain continued to increase while his shoulder mobility took a dive, keeping Wait, a competitive CrossFit athlete, from performing at his best.
“I tried rehabbing the injury, but it didn’t help,” Wait said. “I really knew it was a problem when I was participating in competition and couldn’t keep up.”
Wait reached out to Ryan J. Krupp, M.D., orthopedic surgeon with Norton Orthopedic Specialists – Brownsboro and director of Norton Sports Health. Dr. Krupp performs hundreds of shoulder reconstruction operations a year, many of them on athletes.
“Will I ever get back to 100 percent? [Dr. Krupp] had a really simple answer, which was a great answer: ‘That’s the plan.’”
“Athletes who play sports that require overhand motion (such as baseball, tennis or CrossFit) are more prone to shoulder injuries,” Dr. Krupp said. “In Tim’s case, surgery was the only option to make a full recovery.”
Shoulder surgery was a game changer for Wait. He was back on the mat competing in a national CrossFit competition just a few months after surgery.
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