So I dislocated my shoulder....

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  1. TFunkadelic

    TFunkadelic One Nation Under A Groove

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    While playing basketball yesterday, I took a pretty bad spill and landed hard on my right arm, popping the joint out of the socket. It hurt like a bitch, so I wiggled it around a bit and eventually it popped back in to place, but still felt very sore. Later that night I'm eating, it's no longer as swollen feeling, I pick up a glass and raise it and it pops out again, causing more pain than it did the first time.

    I went to the doctor that evening and he didn't seem to think it was that serious, 2 weeks good as new. From what I've read online these things take much longer than that to right themselves. What have I gotten myself into here? Will I be able to safely lift weights again any time soon (I lift only with dumbells).
     
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    Doctors orders are generally pretty spot on regarding the average injury. You did go to a sports medicine guy specializing in shoulders?
     
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    :werd: general practicioners will just tell you to rest it and take some aspirin for the pain. I dislocated my shoulder last september in my jiu jitsu class, I went to the doctor and they told me just rest it for a few days until the pain goes away. I followed his orders and after a few days I went back to class, within 2 weeks I dislocated it again, this time my doctor told me to go to physical therapy. I go to physical therapy and it actually makes it worse, and it even dislocates a few more time. I get fed up with that crap so I go see an orthopedic. I get an MRI done and it shows I tore half the labrum off, and there was a bunch of other damgage done too. I ended up getting surgery, and shoulder surgery sucks major ass. It's been 3 months after I had surgery, and I'm still in physical therapy slowly getting my strengh and range of motion back. It sucks major ass, I can't train and I can't lift weights. So yeah go see a shoulder specialist to make sure your shoulders ok.
     
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    My PPO doesn't require pcp referrals for appointments so I never ever ever see anyone besides the sports medicine guys I trust.
     
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    I nearly dislocated my shoulder too playing basketball last week. Some guy bumped into my shoulder HARD and my entire arm went numb. I could barely raise my arm without pain. Luckily it went away after a few minutes. Sorry to hear you weren't so lucky. I'd go see a specialist like the others are suggesting. Don't want to mess around with such a vital joint.
     
  6. Steve325

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    take it easy for about a month, but your shoulder will never been the same. Surgery is the only option to make it right again, and even then, you aren't guaranteed
     
  7. TFunkadelic

    TFunkadelic One Nation Under A Groove

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    Well I think I'm going to let it just rest for a week or so and if it's still the same or worse I'll go get it checked out by a specialist. I'm feeling more and more like the doc (who was supposedly a trauma specialist) told me the injury was less problematic than it really is.
     
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    Trauma /= sports medicine. See someone who knows the shoulder if you want to have a good/ fast as possible recovery.
     
  9. MaineSucks

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    quit bein a pussy - take some advil, wash it down with a shot of jack, duct tape that shit up and get back in the gym
     
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    I always gotta get a referral first, but I've learned my lesson to go to a specialist asap.
     
  11. Steve325

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    don't forget 3 layers of bench shirts
     
  12. MaineSucks

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    yeah, that too
     
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    ACslater Good ol F&N

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    your arm probably subluxed which is kind of like a mild dislocation.
     
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    i'd definitely go see an orthopaedic specialist, they can take a look at and give you more detailed information about the re-occurance of it happening again.

    you've had it popped out twice in one day, it's bound to happen again. surgery may be the only way to fix this problem
     
  15. TFunkadelic

    TFunkadelic One Nation Under A Groove

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    Fuck. That's all I've got to say.
     
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    DatacomGuy is moving to Canada

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    That sucks.. :hug:
     
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    jessb20hatch Let's bang like Myosin & Actin

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    but still causes the same amount of injury to the joint capsule
     
  18. TFunkadelic

    TFunkadelic One Nation Under A Groove

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    well, once it's not feeling stiff or painful anymore they pretty much gave me the green light on all lifts except things that involve the weight being above your head, i.e. military press, so I guess it's not too bad....
     
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    General Practitioners don't know too much about joints and stuff. I'd recomend seeing someone specialized, especially for the shoulder, and especially if you are still young
     
  20. TFunkadelic

    TFunkadelic One Nation Under A Groove

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    He was a trauma doctor, and I just turned 18 a few days ago.
     
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