I have been battling a shoulder for five months now. Physical therapy, deep tissue, avoiding anything that causes pain is all I can do. Icing or pain creme as well.
Man sorry to hear about getting shoulder surgery because that means youll be out for a long and I have had my share of time off and as a avid trainer of muscles, I know how taking time off is and knowing you cant do anything but just rest. In my opinion surgery is last and I mean very last choice.