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    Re: Shoulder instability

    yes i do all of those. have for a while. as in years.

    with Thera-Bands(tm) there is a color coded system of increasing resistance. i am way past the gold level.

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    Re: Shoulder instability

    Quote Originally Posted by sunruh View Post
    let us know how it goes. i am in the process of trying to see yet a 3rd ortho.
    Steve -

    Here is a video that discusses various causes of shoulder pain and treatment. Look at his discussion of SLAP tears and repairs at about 19 - 20 minutes in.


    http://achesandjoints.org/2011/03/17...shoulder-pain/

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    Re: Shoulder instability

    i saw a 3rd orthopod yesterday.

    on top of whatever is wrong with my shoulder socket, all of my additional symptoms say i also have TOS.
    http://morphopedics.wikidot.com/thor...utlet-syndrome

    bonus for me!!!

    and all of the range of motion strength tests showed that my doc is weak. ooops, um, i mean that i am not weak

    i am to get an injection of moose snot in my shoulder joint with sonagram guidance next thrusday and then wait till may 13th.

    i could have been chewing advil like candy and killing my liver and gone to Indy. oh well. it's only 1 arm, i've got another.

    steve

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    Quote Originally Posted by sunruh View Post
    i saw a 3rd orthopod yesterday.

    on top of whatever is wrong with my shoulder socket, all of my additional symptoms say i also have TOS.
    http://morphopedics.wikidot.com/thor...utlet-syndrome

    bonus for me!!!

    and all of the range of motion strength tests showed that my doc is weak. ooops, um, i mean that i am not weak

    i am to get an injection of moose snot in my shoulder joint with sonagram guidance next thrusday and then wait till may 13th.

    i could have been chewing advil like candy and killing my liver and gone to Indy. oh well. it's only 1 arm, i've got another.

    steve

    Ohhh noooo! You have my sympathy- and, empathy; been there, done that. It was not swimming related, but I had surgery for my TOS in 2003, long before I returned to swimming in 2010 after 31 years off. Swimdoc also had surgery for his TOS last year and is back in the pool. He is also in Texas (Houston), so you may want to send him a PM.

    Good luck!
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    Re: Shoulder instability

    I went to practice for the first time in a couple weeks and even streamlining or kicking with a kickboard was very uncomfortable. I'm still having the uncomfortable feeling that my shoulder is too loose. I'm going to mention it to my physical therapist (who I will meet in three days, thank God) and possibly check back with my doctor. It feels wrong all the time. Ugh.

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    Re: Shoulder instability

    I had my first physical therapy appointment today. She said that my shoulder is very, very lax and there is a ton of inflammation in my shoulder and collar bone area. She gave me some really simple stretches to do and a 24-hour iontophoresis patch delivering anti-inflammatories. I'm not supposed to swim (kicking is okay) until I see her again next week. Has anyone else ever had this patch? It's really interesting to me and I'd love to hear other peoples' experiences. Also, has anyone else ever had any collar bone issues? Mine is swollen up so much that I look lopsided right now.

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    Re: Shoulder instability

    kicking with a board or kicking with your arms overhead (ie backstroke kick) or kicking with arms at the side?

    i would HIGHLY suggest no board!!! if backstroke then far apart with hands (i've done this for 3+ years now).
    or maybe just arms at side.

    today i had a sonagram guided injection into my right shoulder socket. very nicely done and not really any pain and i *** H A T E *** needles.

    if this works that means i probably need shoulder surgery again. if it doesnt it probably means i need neck or TOS surgery.

    can this crazy merry go round stop please?

    steve - with my 100 swiss francs

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuperChloe View Post
    I had my first physical therapy appointment today. She said that my shoulder is very, very lax and there is a ton of inflammation in my shoulder and collar bone area. I'm not supposed to swim (kicking is okay) until I see her again next week.
    Getting rid of your kickboard will alleviate lots of stress placed on a weak shoulder. I stopped using one in college and never looked back. Kicking on my back has significantly improved my SDKs during my races (bonus)! If u must have a board, finis has a mini triangle shaped one that will not bug your shoulder as much. Ice as often as you can and stay on top of those anti-inflams. Good luck!

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    Re: Shoulder instability

    Agree about getting rid of the kick board. Just wanted to say that for many years now I have not used a board with kicking, doing the dolphin, breaststroke, and flutter kicking on my back, and more recently I am also kicking on my front side with the snorkel. The fins are useful too for kicking while resting the arms, single arm swimming and/or combining kicking-sculling-drills. I wish everyone the best possible outcome with the shoulder issues towards pain free enjoyable swimming.

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    Re: Shoulder instability

    Quote Originally Posted by fdtotten View Post
    I wish everyone the best possible outcome with the shoulder issues towards pain free enjoyable swimming.
    Me too!

    Develop shoulder related knowledge, strive for form, and simply pay attention to how they feel.

    I'm lucky to have 1.75 of my shoulders remaining, I will work to keep that many in the future

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