As I write this, I have just come back from physical therapy at the OSU Martha Morehouse Center for physical therapy. After some warm up on a hand bike and some pulleys, the therapist stretched my arm in all directions. Thankfully he did tell me to let him know when the pain from the stretch was becoming intolerable. He said that in my exercises that I should ‘push into the pain.’ And be aggressive about it. He says this is the way for me to gain more movement. The pain cannot be avoided. Thankfully there is ice, and at night a hot shower, and a pain med here and there. Even so, some pain cannot be avoided if I want to have full use of my shoulder and arm again.