I’ve been having a lot of pain in my left shoulder the last three months. I finally went to the doctor and found out I have frozen shoulder. Apparently I’m in the first stage, which is pain. This can last up to eight months. The next stage is the stiff phase, where the pain goes away but I will have trouble moving my shoulder. This can last a year. The final thawing phase can last months as my mobility comes back. The whole process can take up to two years. I’m wondering how this will affect my drumming? Gigs are starting to come back and I have 10 or so on the books. I guess I’ll just have to deal with the pain at first. How much playing mobility am I going to lose in the second phase? I suppose as long as I can get my arm over the snare I should be able to make do. I’m a little worried that playing through the pain will prolong the recovery. I’m wondering if any of you have experience with this and can let me know what to expect?