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daisuke


Jan 20, 2002, 9:24 AM
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Has anyone ever experienced pain in the shoulder from belaying? I'd been getting this pain in my shoudler for quite some time and was thinking that I might have to quit climbing for some time but finally the other day while belaying someone I pulled up on the rope to cut slack and felt a sharp pain. any ideas how to avoid this besides not belaying?

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brogan


Jan 20, 2002, 9:36 AM
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See a doctor. Dammit Jim I am a rock climber not a sports medicine doctor.


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I had suffered with a similar problem in my shoulder for several years. It turned out that the source of the problem was actually in my neck, and a couple of chiropractic adjustments fixed it.

-Jay


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Yawn. That happen a few months ago, take it easy, see your MD first then see an Orthopidic under your MD's permisson. That's how I got my orthopidic. But put some ice on it.
And I ain't no Doctor


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I'm guessing that doing some pushing exercises could also help you out.

climbing in general is very pull-oriented, so if you have muscle imbalance problems in your shoulder, belaying could agitate the situation. maybe try doing some dips or some sort of presses.


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If it is from feeding rope out above your head, it could be from an impingement on your "rotator cuff" muscles between the head of your humerus and your acromion process of your scapula.

Treatment: Don't belay, just lead. Then see an ortho doc.

TRADitionally yours,

Addiroids


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I read an article on this a while back. I don't remember if it was online or in a magazine, but the author made really good points that after I read it made some observations while I was out climbing. Alot of people seem to belay "tense". After I read the article I started to really concentrate on relaxing at the belay. I've noticed that my neck is alot less sore after a day of climbing.
Anyway that's what I remember in a nutshell!



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