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I had osteo arthritis and a compressed tendon in my acromio-clavicular joint. Had a keyhole AC joint excision nearly 4 years ago - basically to scrape bone spurs out of the joint and cut a groove out of the underside of the clavicle to give the tendon more room. It worked up to a point but not brilliantly.
It doesn't bother me while running, but I've recently taken up triathlons and a hard swimming session always leaves it hurting for a couple of days. I'm now wondering if I could tape it up while swimming to support the joint and help keep everything in roughly the right place.
Can anyone advise me on this please? Is sports tape even waterproof?
P.S. Recent background info: I've been to numerous NHS, private and sports specific physios over the last few years. Spent a small fortune just to always end up being told "Well, shoulders are difficult to sort out..." Any rehab exercises I'm given always end up hurting enough that I'm advised to discontinue them. The ones that don't hurt also don't seem to have any effect on the problem. Have now given up rehab exercises in favour of deep tissue massage every so often to iron out all the knots and bunched up muscles that constantly accumulate. I have reduced muscle mass and strength in that shoulder but no reduction in range of motion. Any advice will be most gratefully received. Thanks in advance!