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Old 07-15-2004, 09:04 PM   #1
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Unhappy shoulder pains

Hi everybody! I need some advice. Two weeks ago we were practicing sankyo chains and sankyo never bothered me at all until one instructor said for me nage would have to use skeletal anatomy(i dont know what he was talking about ) but right after he demonstrated my shoulder felt really sore and tense and it still does. Anybody know how I can help it feel better?


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Old 07-16-2004, 12:19 AM   #2
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Re: shoulder pains

Massaging it can help? Search around for a spot (maybe under your scapula/shoulder blade?) that's very tender, and rub that. Heat might work too, as could light stretching. But it might just be something that'll take time. If it's an injury, avoid re-stressing it. Might want to think about how you sleep, too.
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Old 07-17-2004, 11:46 AM   #3
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Re: shoulder pains

Hey Amber,

How long ago did this happen? If it is recent ice your shoulder first then use heat on it. Tiger balm can help, smells but can help. How bad is the pain? You may want to see a chiropractor.

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Old 07-17-2004, 03:58 PM   #4
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Re: shoulder pains

Its been hurting really bad for a little over 2 weeks. Thanks for the advice!
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Old 07-17-2004, 09:56 PM   #5
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Re: shoulder pains

Hi amber,

I have had minor injuries to both shoulders. Usually it is a result of rotator cuff injury. What I found to help is buy an elastic stretch band at a local sporting goods store. Make sure is the easies resistance.

Tie one end to a stable platform and hold the other in your hand. Hold your elbow against your body, arm parallel to the floor. Now pull the band in either direction and then switch. this will build he abductors in the shoulder. These are very neglected even in weight lifting.

I hope I was clear in my description.

Take care
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Old 07-18-2004, 06:01 PM   #6
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Re: shoulder pains

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Amber Henery wrote:
Its been hurting really bad for a little over 2 weeks. Thanks for the advice!
Amber, "shoulder" means different things: some people mean the area between the shoulder blades, some mean the place where the shoulder seams of a tshirt fall, and some mean the place where the arm attaches to the body. So specific recommendations for exercises in this forum may not be the best thing for what ails you.
What I will say is that in general, 2 weeks into an acute injury and it is still hurting, you are well on the way to having it turn chronic if you do not seek advice from a person who can actually see and touch you and figure out what exactly it is you have injured and how. Could be a doctor, an osteopath, an athletic trainer (NOT a fitness trainer at a health club), a physical therapist, or a highly experienced body worker--my point is, need not be the local ER or a doctor, if you don't have good health insurance.
It may be that standard rest and tincture of time will do the trick--this will mean avoiding any aggravation or strain to the affected area for a month, then slow return to training.
Best of luck.

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