Injured my shoulder. Any advice???

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  1. PistolPeteMMA

    PistolPeteMMA Yellow Belt

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    Well, about 3 or 4 weeks ago I was rolling and I got swept by a bigger dude and my arm got trapped under my back with him on top of me. I don't know if I dislocated the shoulder and it popped back in or what damage I've done. The day after this happened I couldn't even raise my arm and use it in any way really either. I took a week off of training and it got a little bit better. Now, it's been several weeks and I'm not seeing any progress. It hurts at the front and rear of my shoulder and lifting my arm over my head is quite painful.

    Certain motions are extremely painful and rolling is extremely difficult for obvious reasons. My strength is way off and certain motions I can't even execute. I'm thinking it is prob. just a strain or pull but I'm thinking of having it looked at. I'm pretty smart with seeing my doctor when needed but since it's been about a month with no progress I'm thinking of making the call.

    I just wanted to get your thoughts on this and if you've had similar injuries and how you dealt with it and how long did it take for you to heal?

    Thanks in advance,
    Pete
     
  2. mweaver123

    mweaver123 Yellow Belt

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    Go see a doctor.
     
  3. The_Crow

    The_Crow Black Belt

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    ^what he said. The shoulder is a very complex joint so you need to see a dctor and probably have followup xrays, ultrasound & physio therapy.

    Badly Torn rotator cuff from full dislocated shoulder took over a year to start coming good, although I dont think I recieved the best medical advice on that one.
     
  4. NastyKimura

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    I'm a physical therapist who sees a lot of shoulders. Sounds like you need to go see an orthopedic specialist who mostly does shoulders. Shoulders are crazy complex and need a thorough exam to see what damage is done. Good luck.
     
  5. Soul Rebel 2

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    Fuck, the same thing just happened to me tonight. I've never learned any takedowns but was doing "king of the hill" where we have to take down our opponent and control them. I managed to get through a few people via scrambles but when I went up against my instructor he judo threw me and I landed badly and popped my shoulder. I've had a lot of trouble with this fucker, its popped on me a few times most notably when I crossed my arms while skipping, once when I was kicking the heavy bag and once during sex.
     
  6. KOCowboy

    KOCowboy ROLLING MUD TIRES ON EASY STREET

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    four extra strength advil 2 shots of tequila... and man up...

    or find a good sports surgeon
     
  7. Stoupe

    Stoupe Brown Belt

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    Advice when you/ or anyone gets injured.

    1. See a professional
    2. Moonwalk
    3.Avoid forums
    4. You know your body and we don't
    5. Learn to count past 5
     
  8. BeebleJam

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    Early on in my training I injured my rotator cuff and neck just being spazzy trying to escape from underneath mount. Basically my whole shoulder region on my left side hurt enough to make life uncomfortable. If you are having a hard time lifting your arm above your head due to shoulder pain it could well be a rotator cuff tear. Very common. It could also be some other things so go see the Doctor.

    I went to the Doctor and Physiotherapist for it. Doctor's advice was that muscle tears can take 3 months to heal. Physiotherapist gave me some very low impact exercises to correct imbalances and what not. I took a month off, did the exercises and then came back.

    During the rest of the year my shoulder did not feel right and I did not like to post on it if it could be avoided. I re-injured it a couple of times requiring a couple of small training breaks.

    After about ten months I took another month off and started doing a yoga routine about 5 times a week. The routine I do is largely based off of this routine YouTube - Hatha Yoga for Neck and Shoulder Pain - 57 minutes After the first run through I could tell it was going to help, especially the portion between 0:30 and 38:30. Take it slow and do what you can. Use straps or blocks to assist with the poses as needed.

    I came back with my shoulder feeling much better. I've been doing yoga for about 4 months now. During certain poses such as side angle stretch I can still feel a click in my left shoulder but overall the pain is gone, my joint mobility is back and better than it was, and I don't even think about it while rolling.

    To summarize: go see a doctor; yoga is good physio. It's also good for injury prevention.
     
    Last edited: Oct 27, 2010
  9. D4rthKitty

    D4rthKitty Black Belt

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    This, I hurt my shoulder in wrestling and I haven't been able to do more than two pulls up since

    If you do not get it checked fast, it will affect you long term
     
  10. GusDom

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    Hope you get well man. I tore all my tendons on my right ankle in the middle of August so I definitely feel you. I got sent to the emergency hospital and they couldn't do shit for me. I toughed it out and went to work the next day like nothing happened. Well, it's almost November now and I still can't walk without feeling pain. I'm supposed to get healed by early February, just be grateful yours might not be as bad. Oh yeah I also stopped all of my training and exercise and have since gained 15 pounds :(
     
  11. PistolPeteMMA

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    I'm going to call my Dr. this morning and make an appointment. I'm usually really good with seeing him when needed and I'm not one of those people that won't see a Dr. unless my leg is falling off. The pain wasn't too bad at first but since it's been almost a month it's def. time to get it looked at. I will update this with any advice.
     
  12. Goat Meal

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    A few years ago I began experiencing stiffness and pain in my right shoulder but didn't think anything of it and trained through it for another 3 months. It made the symptoms worse. After some Google foo and a trip to my doctor to get a referral to an Orthopedic Specialist I was diagnosed with Shoulder Bursitis/Impingement Syndrom/Shoulder Tendonitis/Rotator Cuff Tendonitis (The 4 names are synonymous). It took me 7 months before I could go back to training again. Had I just listened to my body and saw a doctor earlier I would likely have been able to go back much sooner.
     
  13. BlueSlims

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    Shoulder injuries are the worst! They happen so easily, I feel sorry for you. A lot of the time someone knows they have a shoulder injury but noone can tell them exactly what it is. You need as much proffesional advice as you can get, be carefull before you start spending money
     
  14. KBE6EKCTAH_CCP

    KBE6EKCTAH_CCP Arrow sash belt with papakhka

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    Just one advice: be very careful with shoulder pain and allow it to heal.
     
  15. PistolPeteMMA

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    So, I met with my Dr. Today and he determined it's a rotator cup injury and he referred me to an orth dr. I will also start P.T. Tomorrow. Hopefully I won't need surgery.
     

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