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    Hey Guy's, just thought I'd ask if anyone has any advice on rehab for a dislocated shoulder. Been told it could take quite a while before I get full strength back. It's been 3 days and I've been doing some gentle stretching and trying to rest it. But working 7 days a week is getting in the way of resting it. It's the 1st time I've done it and I don't want it to effect riding bikes down the track. Any thoughts or advice???
    Wounds Heal, Bones Mend, Chicks Dig Scars and Glory Lasts Forever...

  • #2
    Sean'o where for art though????


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    • #3
      Yeh I did mine about 2 years ago from a crash. Followed the physio's advice completely and now I have no trouble at all with it. Do not take advice from a forum, every injury is different and requires differences in how to treat it. Go and see a good physio!

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      • #4
        Have you seen a medical professional?
        I would do what they say...even if it sucks, there only concern is your health. Thats why I'll have taken 3 months off work, even though i didnt really want to.
        Originally posted by Amac
        suck me on the hat you mole fucker, steroid affected me cock

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        • #5
          Gentle masturbation?

          Originally posted by Sumatie View Post
          Do not take advice from a forum, every injury is different and requires differences in how to treat it. Go and see a good physio!
          ^ What he said.

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          • #6
            Hey Benno #03, your physio should have written up a home program for you. (you are seeing a physio aren't you?). depending on how badly you dislocated it you should be doing some gentle strengthening exercises with some theraband (comes in different colours which indicate differing strengths) to strengthen your rotator cuff. if you're not seeing a physio you really should, especially if you're someone who enjoys being on the track

            EDIT: am happy to recommend a few really good physios if you're unsure
            Last edited by zooyork; 10-09-2009, 02:34 PM. Reason: see above

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            • #7
              Haven't seen one as yet, as I'm up in Broome there is only one bloke I can see. I asked the interweb and found some excersises, but the Mrs has been pointing how pissed I'll be if it effects riding bikes in anyway, so I've now booked in to see him but it won't be for a couple oof days.
              Wounds Heal, Bones Mend, Chicks Dig Scars and Glory Lasts Forever...

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              • #8
                I wouldn't worry about it mate, it'll come good by itself within a week or two. I've dislocated mine at least 30 times. Haven't done it for a couple of years now, touch wood.

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                • #9
                  See your local doc. It's not the sort of thing to gamble on.

                  I completely destroyed my AC joint and it required surgery, 6 weeks off work, and about a year to get right again. My injury was much different but the point is it's your health and you don't just hope for the best or put up with it.
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                  • #10
                    Hey Benno #03, glad to hear you've checked in with a physio....can't say i agree with mcmurray though (sorry mate, no offence intended). I've studied my Masters in Physiotherapy and i assure you, if you value your body (and trust me, you've only got one chance with it) then you'll do what it takes to get it right. Your physio may incorporate some Ultrasound and/or put you on a TENS machine in addition to gentle stretching and strengthening exercises...even acupuncture can help-just ensure you are seeing a QUALIFIED acupuncturist. Obviously it will depend on the severity of your dislocation as to what treatments your physio will use. The Rotator Cuff is a tricky area, and very susceptible to dislocations so you will want to ensure you strengthen it as much as possible if you are planning on getting back on the bike/track again. Researching stuff on the the net is all very well and fine, but the net can't 'diagnose' specifics. Depending on the nature of your dislocation will depend on the nature of your rehab. My advice would be to simply wait until your appointment with your physio, and ask him to write you up a home program that you can follow to maximise your chance of a full recovery Be sure to inform your physio of your level of activity and that you ride a motorbike etc...this will give him a better idea of how much stress your shoulder will be under vs say someone that walks to work and has an office job

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by mcmurray View Post
                      I wouldn't worry about it mate, it'll come good by itself within a week or two. I've dislocated mine at least 30 times. Haven't done it for a couple of years now, touch wood.
                      ummm i have to say, if it has happened 30 times then the "I wouldn't worry about it mate, it'll come good by itself within a week or two" would seem like pretty poor advice.

                      all depends on how badly you did it. i did mine and was out for about 15 weeks, and was close to getting surgery. if you dont do it properly first then you will greatly increase the chance of ongoing probs in the future.

                      i'd also suggest listening to zooyork. if any forum advice is good, it's hers.

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                      • #12
                        I did mine back in april, went to docs he said rest it up for a few days then if you feel like it go to physio. I went to physio, it got a bit better, raced again 4 weeks later, it felt wierd, was at a stage where it wasnt getting any better. took myself off to a specialist, went for an MRI, found the rotator cuff was torn and the labrum, which holds the ball in the socket tighter was torn right off, also had a depressed fracture of the humoral head (the ball part of joint), had it operated on to sort all the shit out, been 12 weeks since the op, getting better now, if i hadnt of had it checked out, just kept hoping it would get better, would have been a life time of annoying pain, not bad pain but enough to give you the shits, and the likely hood of it popping out again was very high. I would say mcmurray has a torn off labrum as well, that would be why he keeps dislocating it.
                        Dont muck around with it, get it checked out properly if its not feeling good as new after 5-6 weeks of physio.

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                        • #13
                          Hey, Just got back from the physio. I got pretty heavily strapped and some ultrasound work done on my shoulder. Zooyork, you where pretty well spot on. They gave me a list of excersises and some of that theraband elastic for strengthening it back up. Need another visit next week where they'll give me more excersises to do till it comes good. Thanks to everyone who contributed, living this far away and being able to get good quick advice for free is fantastic. Thanks again.
                          Wounds Heal, Bones Mend, Chicks Dig Scars and Glory Lasts Forever...

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                          • #14
                            Mine used to give me shight every once in a while for a couple of years after, but its honestly gotten better, having been about 10 years now and don't feel a thing where before I used to get a twinge or clicking sensation.
                            :stupid:

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by PBF View Post
                              i'd also suggest listening to zooyork. if any forum advice is good, it's hers.
                              Originally posted by Benno #03 View Post
                              Zooyork, you where pretty well spot on.
                              Thanks guys!! After perhaps one of the worst days on memory this was a real boost to read and i appreciate it, thankyou x

                              Benno #03, with respect to your strapping may i suggest that if you live with someone, or have someone you're in contact with regularly, take them to your next physio appointment and ask your physio to show them how to strap your shoulder. This way you can have it done more regularly, plus, ultimately the benefits of strapping are only proven to be beneficial for about the first 20mins or so. After that it pretty much comes down to proprioception of the tape on the skin. Leuko sports tape and fixomull can be purchased from your physio or at your local chemist. If you have someone go with you and learn how to strap your shoulder it will be of huge benefit, i promise

                              Glad to know 10yrs of uni, a Masters and a massive frickin HECS debt didn't go entirely to waste Even happier to see that you're satisfied with the outcome so far mate. Best of luck with your rehab....and just remember, your rehab will only be as good as the time and effort you put in
                              Last edited by zooyork; 12-09-2009, 02:51 AM. Reason: product clarification...

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