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Shoulder therapy

Messages posted to thread:
BOX CALL 12-Feb-18
Live2hunt 12-Feb-18
Bowmania 12-Feb-18
reddogge 12-Feb-18
Sailor 12-Feb-18
South Farm 12-Feb-18
texbow2 12-Feb-18
reddogge 12-Feb-18
Bucbuster 12-Feb-18
BOX CALL 12-Feb-18
Tradarcher4fun 12-Feb-18
REB Jr 12-Feb-18
badger 12-Feb-18
jk 12-Feb-18
Vtbow 12-Feb-18
Desperado 12-Feb-18
Franklin 12-Feb-18
Skeets 12-Feb-18
redbuffalo 13-Feb-18
South Farm 13-Feb-18
Hawkeye 13-Feb-18
Sailor 13-Feb-18
JusPassin 13-Feb-18
badger 13-Feb-18
Bob Rowlands 13-Feb-18
Bowlim 13-Feb-18
From: BOX CALL Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 12-Feb-18




Been babying left shoulder couple weeks.just came in from doing two set of ten shots with the 40# frankenbow.just pulling back and sighting for couple seconds and releasing.mainly working on anchor and form.not so much accuracy and keeping in a 4" circle.going to do this all week to get the shoulder better.also doing windmills and stretching before shooting and after.tomorrow I'll try three sets of ten.

From: Live2hunt
Date: 12-Feb-18




I've been having shoulder issues on my string arm also. It doesn't hurt during the drawing motion, just when I life my arm up and down or laying flat. I've been working on it in the gym hoping that it isn't something that requires a surgery. I have no time for that type of healing.

From: Bowmania Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 12-Feb-18




YOu should also draw left handed before and after.

Bowmania

From: reddogge
Date: 12-Feb-18




Have had shoulder issues in both shoulders since late June. Ortho thinks it's bone spurs. After 12 weeks of rehab it's a lot better but not quite perfect in left shoulder. My only word of advice is if it hurts shooting STOP SHOOTING! I have worked my weight up from 26# limbs, 36#, and lately 43# limbs which is where I need to be for 3-D. BTW I still do the exercises every other day plus go to the gym.

From: Sailor
Date: 12-Feb-18




I usually shoot from 30 to 50 arrows a couple of times a day and last Friday I shot in the morning and was fine but when I went out in the afternoon my bow arm shoulder hurt so bad in the muscle a couple inches down from my shoulder I couldn't shoot. Letting it rest a few days and will try again.

From: South Farm
Date: 12-Feb-18




Who wants to save me a ton of $$ and tell me what exercises the therapist has ya doing??

From: texbow2
Date: 12-Feb-18




Google shoulder impingement exercises, lots of rubber band work. Hopefully I'm on the tail end of it

From: reddogge
Date: 12-Feb-18




Here is a generic list of exercises you can do. I do a lot of these myself. That will be $595 consultants fee please.

https://www.orthoinfo.org/globalassets/pdfs/2017-rehab_shoulder.pdf

From: Bucbuster
Date: 12-Feb-18




Thanks Reddogge!

From: BOX CALL Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 12-Feb-18




I'm heading g to our metro park target area tomorrow .supposed to be nice.range is closed.shooting the 20 yard target.trying to shoot till I can't shoot no more.rest a day then go back.

From: Tradarcher4fun
Date: 12-Feb-18




Yep, google shoulder stretching exercises. I highly recommend stretch bands for shoulder excercises.

From: REB Jr
Date: 12-Feb-18




Currently receiving PT for string arm pain in back shoulder area and upper arm . MRI showed "severe" arthritis in rotator cuff joint . Therapy initially emphasized stretching along with good posture to increase the arm's range of motion . Now, exercises using rubber bands have been introduced to help strengthen muscles in the area. Five weeks in and not seeing much improvement ... but "hope springs eternal" so not about to quit yet !

From: badger
Date: 12-Feb-18




A good thing to try for a bad shoulder is have the wife or a good friend feel around the neck and shoulder area for tight muscles. I have a good size clientele coming to me now for a free 5 min shoulder rub. You have to take that stiff muscle and kneed it like dough. Sometimes one good 5 minute massage will fix what doctors say are bone spurs or any number of other things they claim need surgery. Shoulder surgeries are the highest number of un needed surgeries that are being done for the past 30 years or so. The good part is that a massage can't hurt anything even if it doesn't work. So far I am batting close to 100% and in every case they were told they needed surgery. I suffered most of my life with chronic shoulder issues till I figured this out.

From: jk
Date: 12-Feb-18




IMO most shoulder problems are form problems. If not, they're usually arthur.

From: Vtbow
Date: 12-Feb-18




Scotch. With ice.

From: Desperado
Date: 12-Feb-18




I had a complete right shoulder replacement 2 weeks ago.Made the surgeon wait until after the late bow season.

From: Franklin
Date: 12-Feb-18




If your shoulder or any other part of your body is truly injured your fooling yourself if you think some exercises are going to help you. Most serious shoulder injuries require a surgical intervention. You will monkey around for a couple of years getting by and end up in the same place....needing surgery. Meanwhile you spent 2 years in pain....wasted all the time and energy and your quality of life has gone down.

Go to a Doctor that will shoot you straight. It`s the best thing you will ever do.

From: Skeets
Date: 12-Feb-18




Arthritis or bursitis is indeed the cause of a lot of shoulder problems. I can't do windmills without making things worse. Don't know why.

From: redbuffalo
Date: 13-Feb-18




Getting over frozen shoulder. Been about 6 months of stretching to relieve it. Dr figures it was my diabetes that caused it. Hoping to be shooting normally by April.

From: South Farm
Date: 13-Feb-18




Thanks reddogge! Checks in the mail;)

From: Hawkeye Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 13-Feb-18




Here are two very good videos by a skilled archery instructor, Arne Moe, that show something that has been an amazing solution for the shoulder pain I have had on my string side.

After not being able to draw a 30# bow without it bringing tears to my eyes, I can do 47# without it hurting when I use this technique.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f-9BSa_E0N8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6c8_-96h6BY

I have a friend who is an MD in the US Army, specializing in physical therapy. He gave me a few exercises that have made a good difference after short amount of time. I am not "fixed", but much improved after a year of pain. The drawing method above, though, helps protect my shoulder and allow the healing process to continue.

From: Sailor
Date: 13-Feb-18




What badger says works wonders! Press around on the muscles until you find a painful spot and then apply pressure with you finger tips or elbow or what ever. It can be extremely painful but the results are amazing.

From: JusPassin Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 13-Feb-18




I had a clavicalectomy and rotator cuff surgery one February. By religiously following the PT schedule I was back to shooting 3d by June. It wasn't fun but the end result was great.

From: badger
Date: 13-Feb-18




Sailor, glad to see someone else has used this. Torn rotator cuffs, bone spurs all that stuff just seems to stop giving you trouble once the muscles get loosened up. It is a bit painful when you do it but only for a couple of minutes and relief usually comes within a few hours and stays good.

From: Bob Rowlands
Date: 13-Feb-18




I had huge type 3 spurs cut off my acromions using open surgical technique. The doc told me they were the biggest he had ever seen. That right there solved the source of my tears. That was in 1999 and 2000. No problem since then.

Rubber thera band was part of therapy as was a towel and basic stretching. Hurt like a mofo. At times I was screaming and cussing but that's part of why I had such a good outcome. As with everything you get out what you put in.

From: Bowlim
Date: 13-Feb-18




I had serious rotator cuff problems related to archery. My drawing side. Massage therapist friend put me on to pressing on trigger points under the shoulder blade, sorted me right out. I thought I was set for surgery. Youtube has instructions galore.





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