Has anyone else ever sprained/dislocated their shoulder?
Yesterday at a tournament I slammed into a guy and dislocated my shoulder. Thankfully they were able to get someone to pop it back into place lss than 5 minutes after it happened. There wasn't much pain at all, the pain of not even lasting 10 minutes into the first of three games hurt more than anything else. The doctor said I'd be in a sling for 5 days, and wouldn't be able to play for at least a week, but it's way to early to be exact. I was just wondering if anyone else had a sprained shoulder, and how long it took you to recover and how soon you were able to play again, thanks.
I had the same injury left it un attended and it lead to scoliosis the injury was allitle more complicated than a sprain but less complicated than a dislocated shoulder it sucks but u gota rest that thing man before it gets worts and if u play on a bad shoulder i will tell you this it will get worst
is rest that thing for a month utill your 100 percent
Popped back in while in the huddle and continued to play. It dislodges easier from that time on.I fell on ice and it popped out again. Was not able to lift weights or get my hand over my head for almost a year. I am sure I could make it pop out if I wanted it too. Has been nagging ever since, shapr pains for no reason sometimes. Weight training has made it a non issue build it up. I am sure it will be more of an issue as I get older. The occasional sharp pains shooting through the shoulder still happen but not often.
When you say rest for a month, does that mean no shooting or dribbling at all for a month?
for bout 2 weeks yah but 3rd to 4th week bro you can start shooting and dribbling but for a month no physical contacts on the court
no weight training for 3-4 months bro
injury should take a good time to heal if you would want to reach your potential in playing basketball theese kinds of injury if left un attended would lead to even bigger problems in due time so my advice is rest that thing for a moth then get into a physical rehabilitation center if you take your basketball career seroiusly
Oh, gosh. Does this mean Aamir is going to have even more time to spend on NBADraft.net?
afraid so bro's sad to say lmfao
i did, it was very painful and everyone is right, you shouldnt play on it let it heal. what i did was when i injured my right shoulder, i started to work on my left hand, sorta like what greg oden did in college. and now that my right is healed up, i can use both left and right hands in basketball perfectly. so its a good idea to work on your left hand
So you didn't cry like D-Wade?
D-Wade cried? I didn't cry at all, there wasn't that much pain, when I first went down, it just felt like I had 2 shoulders, and it weighed like twice as much, coach imeadiatly knew what it was, but I didn't cry, and after they popped it back in it didn't hurt at all, just a little soreness.
Okay im fairly familliar with what happened since it happens to me as well. as someone mentioned, after that first time, it has become more and more frequent to happen because the lining in your shoulder arent as tight any more. the space in between the ball and socket are getting bigger also each time that happens and when you try to pop it back in, but cant seem to do it right away, bone to bone will be scraping each other which is a mother f*****. went to the doctor and had it checked and he gave me two options.
one is to do shoulder excercise with free weights, preferably with someone spotting you. there are certain excerices for the shoulders which will allow you to build and tighten the muscles around that area to keep the ball from popping out of the socket. i dont regularly get to do this so im paying for the price of risking of injuring myself each time i play. the effect is mostly trying to crash the boards. when youre out of position and try and reach for a rebound, and someone trys to take it from you, you suddenly feel that if they force it, they are able to take the board and pop your shoulder out of its place at the same time. the most annoying thing is if its loose enough, it can pop out in day to day activities. i once popped mine out when i was putting a shirt on and my arm dint go through the sleave right away, felt some resistance and then popped my shoulder out. things like this is very annoying which leads other people to the second option.
the second option is surgery. i have friends, as well as my brother in law, who have simillar cases that choose this direction due to how often it already happens to them. one thing common among them is that their condition is so bad that if they end up sleeping face down arms stretched out, over their heads, they wake up and pop their shoulder out of place. this is a more permanent solution i believe but would still have to be reinforced with the shoulder excercises to tighten your muscle around the area so that the gap isnt so large.
Whether you have/had pain or not you should consider going to a physical therapist. Reacurrence is pretty common (I want to say the number is around at least 60%). As for immobilization and rest, listen to your physician, but new research suggests there isn't a significant difference compared to just gradual reloading which a PT would be able to properly progress you with. Also there are different ways a shoulder dislocates, you may be tight in one direction and very lax in the direction it dislocated. If you can afford it and can get your physician to agree it could help you in the long run (I don't know if your insurance allows or even if your state allows direct access to PTs). It's much easier to treat a dislocation as you describe versus the third or forth one that is now causing major issues or requiring surgery.
I've know people to pop their shoulder from time to time. The shoulder is a very unstable joint. That is why we have tremendous range of motion at that joint and the ability to do crazy stuff like throw 100 mile per hour pitches. But it also makes it an easy place to hurt.
When you dislocate something you rip tendons that normally hold it in place. Ideally, you should let that stuff heal for at least a few weeks before playing any contact sports. If you just go a week or so, you might be fine. IF no one pops you hard in the shoulder. But since you can't be sure of that not happening in a game, you should probably sit out for longer than a week. Hopefully this won't become a chronic issue.
If you are going to strengthen the shoulder with excercises, there is a general rule of thumb that you should never lift weight above your head. There are lots of shoulder exercises that you can do that don't involve overhead press.
Ouch. Good luck getting back to form! I've dislocated a a couple joints (hip, couple fingers), if anything take your time getting back to doing anything strenuous with that shoulder.. Otherwise you will be more prone to dislocating that same joint again.. What happened to the other guy?
A 60% reccurance? Thanks for the info guys, I thought this wasn't too big of a deal, that I'd be fine within two weeks and be back playing, because summer leagues are almost over, I only have one more tourney left in AAU, and in my other league we have three games left and I'm obviously going to miss tommorow's game, and the next one isn't for another 11 days, I really want to play in that one, and we're undefeated so I really wan to play in the playoffs which would be 2 and a half weeks from today, and if we go to the finals, thatd be three weeks from yesterday, I really want to play before the summer ends, but at the same time I do understand that it's more important to let this thing heal once and for all, hopefully when I they look at it on Wednesday we'll find out that it's just a minor sprain. I'm just fortunate that as of now I'm not in too much pain, but it is tough to be helpless when you really want to be on the court helping your team.
there levels of dilocation, i had this happen in first varisty game as a freshman its happened to me three or four times since my coach popped it back in for me i tried going but i was done all season i labored through it once i was able to rest it it healed no problem. the more recent injuries for some reason are like a 1 or 2 day soreness but feel better im not really sure why the doctor told me that as long as i keep playing ill be at risk of it happening cause you never really fully heal
Hey bro, I'll be a certified PT in 6 years or so, so if you're still having problems then...you know who to take your business to. I'll be glad to fix you up/take your money lol
He's indian... He'll have a coupon to use
Haha but I'll be certified in 4 years...
I had like a strain.. idk i never got it checked out. ( i believe in self healing smh) but yea i continued to play on it for like a month...eventually it got to the point where i really couldnt take it anymore (playing basketball .. other activities it didnt hurt) so i rested it for like 3 weeks.. probably the worst 3 weeks of my life wanting to ball but couldnt... then came back slowly.. it takes a few months or atleast in my situation of just rest
Had a doctors appointment today, all he did was make sure I could move it, told me not to extend it outward or make throwing motions, I could lose the sling, but I can't ball for a month. He said that I'm not a professional athelte in the olympics or anything, and that I should let it heal once and for all. I'm not delusion or anything, thinking that I have to be back in 3 weeks for my team's chamionship game(provided we get there, and there's a good chance) as if it's do or die and that I'm playing game 7 of the NBA finals. Ok, I might be delusional, but It's gonna kill me to be standing there, feeling like I'm 100%, knowing that I'm fine, but not being able to play for "Precautionary Measures" but I guess it is important to let it heal.
Do you guys know of any strengthening excercises to make it stronger to prevent a reccurance, if it is possible to make a shoulder stronger?
Sorry you have to sit out but is the right move to prevent long term injury. Maybe three weeks from now I the championship if your team makes it you can think about it.
You can do lots of exercises with athletic rubber bands for the shoulder. You can order a complete set for 25 bucks off amazon and you can use it for lots of exercises for years. Look for resistance bands and get a kit that looks good. There will be exercises for your shoulders in the manual that comes with the kit.