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venomous72


Jan 30, 2012, 5:15 PM
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Shoulder Dislocating. Doesn't Feel Good.
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Hey all,

I have had bad shoulders since high school when I played football. My right one started dislocating quite a bit. It hurt. I ended up getting surgery, and instead of doing my PT I decided to be an impatient teenager and just dislocate it some more by ignoring doctor's orders.

Yeah, that was my bad.

Anyway, I have only dislocated it twice in my 9 months of climbing. Once top roping, and then last monday bouldering. I am feeling fine now and back to climbing, but I still am hesitant to make reachy right handed moves because I have a loose feeling in the shoulder still.

So, climbing gurus, do you all have any advice on exercises I should be doing to help tighten my shoulder?

Any advice would be appreciated.

Thanks,

James


ky2a


Jan 30, 2012, 8:17 PM
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Well can you tell us a little about your build? are you skinny.. large tall short etc...
Because you can strengthen the shoulder muscles and attaching muscles around it... and also increase their sizes etc.... and this could in a way help minimize dislocation.. but considering your history I think it will kinda come and go...


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I've subluxated my shoulder before, luckily got a great PT who came up with a personalized plan that really sped up my recovery. The key word there is personalized. I strongly suggest you go back to your PT.. he/she can evaluate your specific situation. Next, listen to the PT this time and do what they say, rather than trying a bunch of exercises random people on the internet give you.

Also, when I messed mine up I wasn't able to climb at all for 3 months.. Climbing on it a week after a full dislocation is probably a horrible idea.


venomous72


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I am 6'2 and about 180 pounds, pretty muscular build. The problem is the larger muscles around the shoulders are built up but its the 'little guys' inside the shoulder that are now weakened. I have taken a few days off and am going today to try some moderate problems to see how it does.

And the secondposter reminded me of the phrase I was searching for. Shoulder subluxations are what I suffer from. They are inconvenient when climbing, to say the least.


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As a former bilateral recurrent dislocator and current PT, I can vouch for you learning how to strengthen your rotator cuffs.

Find a good PT. Don't just cheap out and watch youtube vids of it. You'll need those shoulders for years.


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