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Old 10-25-2010, 06:30 PM
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Sorry to hear about your shoulder. Hopefully it will be something that will heal quickly.
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Old 10-25-2010, 08:52 PM
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I don't miss having shoulder problems. It took a few surgeries to get both my shoulders fixed properly, but my shoulders were in real bad shape. Had to stop shooting my bow for a few years to fully recover.

Hope you get that shoulder figured out and get back in the woods soon. Just don't do anything stupid so you don't start falling apart like me. It is hard to not be able to do what you love but you need to take care of yourself.
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Old 10-27-2010, 04:16 PM
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i felt sorry for your condition. actually you are aware already with your condition. but it's just you want to do hunting because you love it. the issue with your concern is, you should went to the doctor if your still capable of doing it. what happened to you right now is your obligation.

i hope you do hunting anymore, if your thinking about your health.
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Old 10-27-2010, 05:21 PM
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Get fixed up man. Dislocated and fractured my right shoulder in an accident back in 2004.. August to be exact.

I was back hunting in late September, thankfully the doctor cleared me and with the physical therapy that I went through (and being 17 helped I'm sure) I was able to draw my bow back and not have any issues... now is a different story though. Got a different bow, pulling 75 pounds and I can feel it if I practice shoot for half an hour or longer. Thankfully it doesn't pop out but it does start to go snap, crackle, pop after a while.

I just know when to stop as to not do more damage.
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Old 10-27-2010, 05:51 PM
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I know your pain. I raced motocross from the age of 5 up until i was 22, so ive had my fair share of injuries and let me tell ya shoulder and knee injuries are the worst. But the doctor may put you on cotizone shots every four months. After a year of getting them my shoulder feels alot better it still hurts but not like it used to.
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Old 10-28-2010, 04:43 AM
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Originally Posted by barneth View Post
i felt sorry for your condition. actually you are aware already with your condition. but it's just you want to do hunting because you love it. the issue with your concern is, you should went to the doctor if your still capable of doing it. what happened to you right now is your obligation.

i hope you do hunting anymore, if your thinking about your health.

HUH? I'm sorry, and in no way am I being disrespectful. I simply didn't really follow that.
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Old 10-28-2010, 01:06 PM
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Well I went to the sports medicine people on campus yesterday and after the doctor playing with my arm for a little bit they told me I am having "recurring subluxations" which means my arm has a habit of falling out of place, given the right position and movement. The bad news is that she said she needed to refer me to an orthopoedic surgeon for an MRI and, most likely surgery.

The good news is that, since this wear and tear has been going on for a while, it doesn't look like I can do any more harm than what has already been done as long as I am careful about what my body position is when I draw back on my bow and if I can wrap my shoulder to have added support in the rear. She also said it wouldn't be a bad idea to reduce my draw weight. But then again, this was all speculation and still I need to wait for the MRI to see exactly what kind of damage I have done. She also said, if the surgeon does clear me to hunt for the remainder of the season switch to a smaller caliber rifle (I shoot a .308) and a smaller bird gun (which may give me a good excuse to borrow a friend's 20 ga browning silver instead of my 12 ga mossberg pump). But in both situations I would still have to wrap my shoulder and pad my vest.

So I guess now it's a "wait and see what the scans say" kind of situation--with a little luck I'll be in the woods next weekend, and healed and back in form for the next season. Thanks again for all the support! I'll keep you updated on the progress.
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Old 10-28-2010, 01:27 PM
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Good luck with your recovery, nothing like being forced to miss out on the rut because of health issues. I would suggest cutting down your practice time though, three hours just seems like a long time to be shooting in one sitting. By the end you've got to be getting tired, which leads to poor form besides the obvious overuse of your shoulder. Maybe try practicing 30 minutes to an hour 2-3 times per week if possible.
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Old 11-11-2010, 09:50 PM
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Good news! I was finally able to get to a shoulder specialist in town and after the x-rays and MRA's, I have been cleared to hunt just in time for the rut. I still have to do physical therapy for a while to make sure that the problem doesn't get any worse, and I have definitely cut down my practice time to about 45 minutes so I don't over work my rotator cuff. The one snag, though, is I can't take any shots to my far left as this position tends to cause my shoulder to sublux. But with a few months of physical therapy I have a 70% chance of having full range of motion by the beginning of turkey season! Thanks again to everyone for your e-support and good luck this season.

~~Brasky

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