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    Dicky shoulder..

    Bit of a serious one this, sorry. (although any pi$$ taking would be appreciated!)

    Had a nasty accident last February where I did myself various bits of damage. All fixed, or so I thought..

    I was off the bike for 2 months after I hyperextended and dislocated my right shoulder, damaging the cartiledge and tendons. After a MRI scan, I was advised to rest for a few weeks then take it easy and build the strength back up with physio. All fine after that. This Monday, while checking the bike out my shoulder dislocated all on it's own while drinking a brew!! Cue tea all down me and the bike. Went to the docs and he said just rest for a day or two should let it settle. Woke up this morning to find it dislocated again!! Phoned my mate who ran me round to A&E where they popped it back in and got a physio to have a quick look at me. I had full movement again and full strength, just a bit tender. Recommended that I rest it for a day or two then try riding the bike round the streets to check everything's good before going mad again. The physio is a biker himself so had a bit of sympathy for me but did say it was probably going to be like this for the rest of my time as it wasn't bad enough for an op. All he could suggest was doing the exercises I did from the first time and get it checked every now and again.

    Has anyone had a similar injury and know of anything I can do to stop it happening or at least prevent it? I'm fine when on the bike as that's where the strength is, the weak point is when I'm doing normal stuff like getting something out of a cupboard or getting the shopping out of the car.

    As I ride solo a lot of the time, the last thing I want is to be stuck in the middle of nowhere with a buggered shoulder and no phone signal!!

    All help appreciated.
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    Well iv never dislocated my shoulder.. but i have injured my tendons and muscles in my shoulder.. ( off work at mo for tearing my bicep away from where it attached to my shoulder plus hurting something else!!) iv got physio today.. work is paying for it
    but the doctor told me i'm likely to do this again. iv hurt my right shoulder many times now.. and the only way to fix it for me is to build the muscle up on my shoulders to help. so that's what i would recommend you.. start light and build up.

    Matt

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    Really sorry to hear of your injury, I know from personal experience that shoulders can be a bugger to heal.
    See a physio that specialises in sports injuries.
    Take their advice and do the exercises with the frequency they suggest (no cheating!)
    Try a regular regime of strengthening exercises such as those provided by Pilates.
    Best of luck.
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    Did the Tea stain your bike at all? If so it'll need looking at - especially as it's sparkly and new?


    sorrrrryyyyyyy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colebag View Post
    Did the Tea stain your bike at all? If so it'll need looking at - especially as it's sparkly and new?


    sorrrrryyyyyyy
    That was actually my first thought at the time!! Thought I'd just dropped the mug until I went to grab the tea towel to dry the frame

    STK, suddenly a small dislocation doesn't seem too bad, good luck!!
    steve_sordy, sounds like an excuse to see ladies in weird positions, double win.


    My sis put me in touch with a physio friend of hers who said the worst thing I can do is let the strength I've got waste away, so more biking is called for!! On her orders!! I trust her more than the NHS ones as she specialises in rugby injuries. So it's off out for a gentle ride tomorrow morning to see how it goes, quick phone call to her, then take it from there. I read her the report I got from the NHS physio this morning and she's happy that it's only a problem when I'm stretching at odd angles, although I did get some funny looks doing the arm stretches in the middle of town while on the phone to her Strength is good and it hasn't given me any jip since it was popped back in. The trick is to apparently keep it moving otherwise it seizes. She regularly sees rugby players get blood subbed after a dislocation, have 10 mins of stretches then go back out for the rest of the game!
    I've just been for a pootle round the local streets and I'm fine chucking the bike around over speed bumps, so shouldn't be a problem. Just gotta sleep tonight with my right arm strapped down

    Oh and I've been offered a free session with her next time she comes up to see my sis. There's always an upside...
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    Quote Originally Posted by DaMilkyBarKid View Post
    ....Pilates sounds like an excuse to see ladies in weird positions, double win.......
    My instructor was laid on her back, she put her knees up to her shouldes and said "now clench"

    But the thing to watch out for is farting (or actually, NOT farting) amongst the ladies. They always know its me, even if I let out a silent one. The pressure not to fart is so great that sometimes I'm laid there with my face going purple with the effort of not farting. It's a tough life.
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    Didn't dislocate, but got a fairly bad AC joint injury 18months ago. Shoulder generally ok, but I get some pain on a fairly random basis, and have lost some flexibility for ever. Also tend to get neck ache from compensating and holding body in a funny way. Physio is the only real option I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve_sordy View Post
    ... The pressure not to fart is so great that sometimes I'm laid there with my face going purple with the effort of not farting. It's a tough life.
    PMSL! Thanks for the heads up.

    Gonna look into physios, see how things go.
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