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On friday before the laker game i was playing 3 on 3 at a park, when someone tugged on my arm and dislocated my sholder out of socket
, i had to watch the game from the ER. im 20 now but ive been wondering will it ever be the same.


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<font size=-1>[ This Message was edited by: HitmanKB on 9/30/03 3:10am ]</font>
 

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Have you ever herd of anyone who recovered pretty well? Thanks chilly, i guess im done with basketball
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Your at a good age to recover from that. I tore my rotator cuff snowboarding when I was 23. Took about 6 months to "feel" ok. I kept up with the physical therapy and within about a year It was doing pretty good. After two years I felt like I never hurt it. Just DO THE EXERCISES. Recovery will depend on how much (if any) you tore. I swim 3 days a week now and my shoulder never bothers me.

It'll get better.
 

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Yeah, im 18, my shoulder dislocates often when im throwing <shotput and discus> It pops right back in though. Unfortuantely im so damn addicted to the sport I keep doing it... I've got a "loose" shoulder, I can pull it out of the socket, The best thing you can do is work it, but if its the first time its happened, its A) the most painfull and B)Probably not likely to leave any lasting affect. It'll Just hurt like hell for a while, you can do all those excercises to keep it strong, but unless its hereditary, you shouldn't hear from it much. Or you could be like me and decide some things are worth a shoulder.
 

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It's not all gloom and doom - remember how Mel Gibson managed to escape from some underwater trap in one of those Lethal Weapon movies? It had something to do with a bad shoulder. It could save your life someday!
 

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the ability to dislocate both shoulders was one of houdinis secrets also....
 

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Thanks guys
, that makes me feel a whole lot better
. Now my shoulder feels really sore
, but Im not afraid anymore.
 

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On 2002-06-10 00:28, HitmanKB wrote:
Thanks guys
, that makes me feel a whole lot better
. Now my shoulder feels really sore
, but Im not afraid anymore.
I'm coming in a little late on this, but I have had shoulder problems for the past two years. Originally injured it playing touch football. Thought nothing of it for a few months until at the gym when my shoulder popped out during the bench press. Guess who didn't have a spotter. That was the worst pain I have ever felt.

I don't have any tears, as I had an MRI done and they found "nothing wrong" with my shoulder, even though it was prone to popping out during simple things like turning a steering wheel or just moving a certain way when I am at my desk during the day.

I did therapy half-ass to begin with, and eventually the shoulder kept popping out. Keep up with the therapy and weights and you won't have problems. My situation is that I have to do light lifting for the rotator cuff and then I also have to build up my back muscles (middle and lower). Keeping up with therapy has done wonders. I don't have problems with it anymore, I can play sports, I just avoid the bench press at all costs because that always seems to reinjur it, no matter what.

Hang in there, it'll be better after 2 months of solid rehab and exercises. You'll be back on the court.
 

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I cant wait to get back on the court!
Its killing me not being able to play
and the weather is fantastic! At least the Lakers won.
I have go to see the specialist
on july 22nd, till then i have to keep it in the sling. Hopefully in another few months after I hit the gym, it will feel like new again?
 

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Well, its been a year since last summer when I dislocated my shoulder. A few months after that when I turned 21, I went back to the doctor and he said that if he didnt have the x-rays in fornt of him he couldnt tell it had been dislocated because of my range of motion. Since then, Ive been doing push up and lifting light weights and everything feels fine. Once in a while I feel soreness. Ive been playing basketball again since last October, but Im much more careful now. I was 20 at the time, and was so afraid that I was messed up for life, now im about to turn 22 on thursday
, and feel much better then I did last year.

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THANK YOU to chilly460, 1965FALCON, fnracing, BuiltFordTough, Eldoon, Luv70sFords, erlong and everyone else hear at fordmuscle. Thanks to you guys I was able to get through the toughest year of my life. Once again,
Thank You!!
 

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One day my friend and i were out jumping our bikes and he rode right into some bushes, nothing to bad actually pretty funny, but his arm popped right out. A few minutes later it went in by itself. From then on it would pop out if you just looked at it wrong and it started to get harder to pop back in. I can't remember how many times we've all been partyin and "oh **** Danny popped his arm out again who's sober?" then we'd be in er for an hour. Well now we're all grown up (21)
and he just joined the coast gaurd, they put in a pin for him, fairly small operation and he hasn't had a problem sence even after boot camp. To me this seems like a pretty extreme case and the docs say he shouln't have any future haps or soreness so I would say no worries bro. (but then my arms are still in tact)
 

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I severely dislocated my shoulder skiing a few years back - the most ungodly pain I've ever experienced! My fingers turned all blue and I didn't have any feeling in my finger, and they stayed kind of numb for a couple of months. I went through some easy rehab on it, and I haven't had ANY problems with it since, just kept working out with it. It's funny, I reached into the back seat last year to hand something to my son with my other arm and something pinched in my shoulder and now THAT shoulder injury is the one that causes me problems!
 

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I dislocated mine in a motorcycle accident in 1984. I have since "re"- dislocated it while hanging from a high bar at the gym, once while petting a cat, once throwing a softball from short center field to home plate, and about eight times while sleeping ... and a few other times that I don't recall at the moment.

If yours is like mine it will never be the same, surgury can make some repairs to keep it in place, but generally limit mobility a lot.

As you may know by now ... if you dislocate it ... the longer it stays out of place the more it hurts, I have learned to get mine back real quick once it jumps out


I get by OK, but I have a real "gurly" throwing motion when I play catch with my son
 

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Ive never herd of someone dislocating somthing while sleeping?
 

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Kenny ... mine was/is pretty screwwed up.

It is at a point where it will dislocate without any regard to "resistance" it's purely a matter of position ...

If my right bicept/tricept gets positioned straight up next to my right ear ... It's all over and that can and has happen while sleeping


It's much easier to get it back in place with help ... but there were a couple of times I had to use some personal inginuity to find a way to "fix" it ... all by my self


I'm glad to hear yours is doing so well
 
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