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12-31-2009, 06:18 PM
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Dislocated Shoulder

About 6 weeks ago I dislocated my shoulder while playing ball hockey. I am currently working on my skating to try to get into pick up hockey, and I was just wondering If any of you have had this type of injury and how you continued in your hockey playing. Any tips on shoulder strengthening exercises to help out would also be great.

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I have no shoulder trouble experieince BUT feel your pain. I had a partial bicep tendon tear in June and missed 6 weeks and that was pushing it. It did not feel strong again until about 10 weeks.

Mostly while injured I went to public ckating for my legs although that was tough because even after 2 hours of skating I felt like I had not played enough when playing hockey.

Good luck with your injury anyway and consider this a post bump!

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I have no shoulder trouble experieince BUT feel your pain. I had a partial bicep tendon tear in June and missed 6 weeks and that was pushing it. It did not feel strong again until about 10 weeks.

Mostly while injured I went to public ckating for my legs although that was tough because even after 2 hours of skating I felt like I had not played enough when playing hockey.

Good luck with your injury anyway and consider this a post bump!
Thanks for your insight on the subject.

It seems like no one on these boards has had a dislocated shoulder before, lol

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I have shoulder problems, but wouldn't quite call it "dislocated". My shoulder pops out of its socket every couple of weeks and causes severe pain until I can get it back in its socket. Its usually sore for a few days afterwards.

My advice: take a bunch of pills and try to avoid contact. Stickhandeling doesn't bother me that much.

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Talk to your doctor and get specific exercises from him, otherwise you may end up doing permanent damage to yourself.

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Talk to your doctor and get specific exercises from him, otherwise you may end up doing permanent damage to yourself.
3 dislocated shoulder injuries ended my son's career after High School. Per ortho doctor, there are no strength building exercises of value. The injury results from a direct blow and only avoidable by equipment protection and luck.

My son has recovered and can play rec league, golf and lift weights. Normal activities are fine and those were the deciding factors to forego playing college hockey.

Good luck to you.

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I only plan on playing rec, pick up, beer league hockey for the remainder of my life, since I never had the chance to play when I was young, Im just getting into ice hockey now at the age of 20.

It has only happened once, and like you said, If sever pain till you pop it back in, and is a bit sore for a couple days after. Since most of these type of leagues are non contact, I think Ill be alright, I was just interested to see what other people have gone through with this type of injury

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I only plan on playing rec, pick up, beer league hockey for the remainder of my life, since I never had the chance to play when I was young, Im just getting into ice hockey now at the age of 20.

It has only happened once, and like you said, If sever pain till you pop it back in, and is a bit sore for a couple days after. Since most of these type of leagues are non contact, I think Ill be alright, I was just interested to see what other people have gone through with this type of injury
Well good luck in any case as it sounds from reading the responses in here that there isn't much that can be done for a shoulder problem when it pertains to dislocation issues.

I remember there was a guy on our team who had this problem and he still played just fine in our beer league thing as he wasn't making any hard contact with anyone.

he did however not play with us long as he lost and edge and shattered his ankle against the boards in the corner. he needed pins and screws and stuff and I never saw him on our rinks playing again.

not sure whatever happened to him but he was a former semi-pro player who skated well.

Just one of those things that happen in our sport.

People need to know that everyone will get an injury at some point as it is the nature of hockey.

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i seperated and dislocated (at the same time)my shoulder in 2003. my rehabbing consisted mostly of rubber bands. at first i started with the easy ones and as i got stronger the tougher ones.it took me almost 4 months before i could resume normal life.( i workin construction and use my arms A LOT). my shoulder never was a problem with hockey as i was done competetive hockey befor the injury anyway. but i cant really throw a ball like i used to. as for weight lifting. i adjusted to do lighter weights with more reps after the injury.it shouldn't keep you from being "normal " again. and my injury was considered a "bad " one according to the doctor.
have you started therapy yet?

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My dislocation didn't happen in any contact while I was playing hockey, it just some how happened. I toe dragged the ball from behind my out to my backhand and as I shot I got poke checked oddly I think and it popped out of socket, at first I thought I just pulled a muscle, but the pain stayed and wasn't going away and I couldn't move my arm at all except for the elbow joint. But The doctor popped it back in and I had x-rays done, and they never contacted me back, therefore everything with it must be ok.

I haven't started any therapy per say, but I took time off the gym and then the holidays came and I'm about to start back at the gym again this week. I stretch it and it feels pretty good, but it has its odd days were it might be a little sore. I plan on doing some rotator cuff stretches and exercises to help strengthen it up a bit. But if it ever pops out again I figure I'll op for surgery on it to get the tendon tightened up, which should fix it for the most part. But Im hopping just some exercises and light weight training should help it out. As for now, my should feels pretty well normal.

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Veteran of multiple dislocations here...

In my case, there was nerve damage that was never picked up during the diagnostic phase. It wasn't of the dead-arm variety or anything, but you'd think it would have been picked up quicker when the muscles of the shoulder were huge and I was struggling to pick up and then balance a one-pound weight.

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Veteran of multiple dislocations here...

In my case, there was nerve damage that was never picked up during the diagnostic phase. It wasn't of the dead-arm variety or anything, but you'd think it would have been picked up quicker when the muscles of the shoulder were huge and I was struggling to pick up and then balance a one-pound weight.
Sh** deal

How is the shoulder now?

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My advice to you is to go to the doctor. He will tell you if rehab is even worth doing or if you might be better off having the rotator cuff repair surgury.

I tore my rotator cuff in February of 08 with a innocent hockey play. I didnt get it checked out by a doctor and my shoulder dislocated 5 to 6 times during the year but I was able to put it back in place on my own.

One night I was playing goalie in a pick-up game of ball hockey and went to cover the ball and my shoulder fell out of socket again. This time I tried everything and my shoulder would not go back into socket. I had to go to the hospital where they knocked me out for 15-20 minutes and I woke up with my arm back in place.

They set me up a knee and shoulder specialist 2 weeks later (February 09)and he told me surgury was the best way to go. Two weeks later I have the surgury to stitch my rotator cuff back together my arm is in a sling for 8 weeks and thats it.

I had the surgury on my left shoulder and honestly its in better shape than the right one. It doesnt bother me at all playing hockey but I will never play goalie again.

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I have had many shoulder injuries unfortunetly in my life. Let me tell you by expierence do not pick up a hockey stick until it feels 100 percent healthy, which is usually 10-12 weeks after the injury. Because if you come back too soon then your tendons and ligaments around that shoulder will be very weak and wont be able to withstand the pressure on them causing either a rotator cuff tear or labrum tear. But also beware that once a shoulder gets dislocated it will never be 100 percent healed without surgery, so you will be prone to more dislocations.

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