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Old 11-19-2015   #1
 
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Safe shoulder exercises?

So I have been having shoulder issues for the past two seasons and it is getting to the point where the paddle in to Gore is no longer fun.

At this time the pain level is about only a 1-2 unless I paddle and then it jumps up to maybe a 5-6 especially when I sleep on my side. My shoulder will also pop when I sleep on it, though it doesn't pop boating.

Just wondering if there are some universally safe pt and strengthening exercises I can do that won't further damage the shoulder and keep me away from the knife.

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Thank you for bringing this up. I am in a similar situation except the last 2 times I paddled I sublexed my shoulder and ended up swimming. I have a resistance band and want to do some pt to strengthen it before getting back in the boat.
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Shoulders are tough to self-diagnose. Almost as tough as they are to fix.

Before anyone goes and does more harm than good, please, for your own sake, consult with a physical therapist. Spend the ~$100 and hour that it'll take to get someone to really listen, ask questions, and listen some more, before setting you on a course to shoulder health and happy paddling for years to come.
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Shoulders are tough to self-diagnose. Almost as tough as they are to fix.

Before anyone goes and does more harm than good, please, for your own sake, consult with a physical therapist. Spend the ~$100 and hour that it'll take to get someone to really listen, ask questions, and listen some more, before setting you on a course to shoulder health and happy paddling for years to come.
If you're experiencing subluxation it's time to see a shoulder doc IMO. I've BTDT and am now two months past arthroscopic surgery to repair a full thickness tear, resect the bursa, remove bone spurs, shave down the acromiom and generally clean up a joint that turned out to have zero internal clearance. Real shit show. I'm not suggesting that's where you are but I am saying it could be, and if it is you risk making things much worse if you just jump into a re/prehab regimen, even one recommended by a PT. Do yourself a flavor and go see the doc.
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Shoulders are tough to self-diagnose. Almost as tough as they are to fix.

Before anyone goes and does more harm than good, please, for your own sake, consult with a physical therapist. Spend the ~$100 and hour that it'll take to get someone to really listen, ask questions, and listen some more, before setting you on a course to shoulder health and happy paddling for years to come.
I would say that would depend on the dr. Most will tell you to stop doing what you are doing and take some ibuprofen till it goes away.
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I would say that would depend on the dr. Most will tell you to stop doing what you are doing and take some ibuprofen till it goes away.
Of course it would depend on the doctor, but that's no reason not to get checked out before self prescribing exercises that could potentially exacerbate the problem. The symptoms described are typically associated with further progression of shoulder issues and as such warrant investigation by a specialist. I'm sure there's more than one available.
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If you're experiencing subluxation it's time to see a shoulder doc IMO. I've BTDT and am now two months past arthroscopic surgery to repair a full thickness tear, resect the bursa, remove bone spurs, shave down the acromiom and generally clean up a joint that turned out to have zero internal clearance. Real shit show. I'm not suggesting that's where you are but I am saying it could be, and if it is you risk making things much worse if you just jump into a re/prehab regimen, even one recommended by a PT. Do yourself a flavor and go see the doc.
Thanks for the advice. I have been dealing with it for years and it's certainly not getting better on its own. I don't have good insurance though and know he is going to tell me I need surgery of some kind...

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