a man, i did the same thing last season, it sucked so much. i had 2nd degree, but i was an idiot and went skiing the next day, back in the park after 3 days. i would recomend wearing a sling as often as possibly and properly. i takes a longggg time to feel normal again, mine still aches when i sleep on it or pull it the wrong way, and i did mine back in january.
I did mine on opening day last year, 3rd degree, completely tore my AC joint. Now i have a huge bump on my shoulder because my clavicle sticks up a bit. My dr said I could opt for surgery but it would be mostly for cosmetic purposes so my shoulders look the same, and unless I was going to make a living throwing a ball that it probably was not worth it. So I slung it up for about a month and after 6 weeks or so I was mostly pain free.
Definitely sling it though, it hurts like a bitch man I hope you have a quick recovery.
Dub post...but separations and dislocations are totally different. Dislocation is when the top of your bone pops out of the socket, separation occurs when the ligament is torn that connects your collarbone to your shoulder blade.
i tore my rotator cuff last season, and i slung it and did some theraband exercises to bring it back to speed once it started feeling better. the theraband was probably the best thing i could've done for it. its like a gigantic rubber band that allows you to do resistance exercises to strengthen the muscles that hold everything in place. you can easily get one from a physical therapist. good luck. those injuries are the worst for a skiier...
Flash your lights to tell him you mean business... -Ty
i seperated my shoulder a little back. i then proceeded to play on it during soccer season and in the process tore my rotator-cuff (alot witha bunch of other problems). i still played soccer for the rest of the season but i went through physical thearpy. HELPED ALOT!!!! allowed for a fast recovery which is very important cause AAU volleyball is starting soon along with skiing. very impressed by everything. i went without a sling but just taped my shoulder. i wouldnt hurt to get a shoulder brace either if u have the money.
the grass isnt always greener on the other side, sometimes the grass needs to be rolled up and enjoyed wherever it is-colt45er
"It will take a little bit of time. Its going to take a lot of effort, a lot of energy. And I'll give it that. I have to, I have to because that is what I want for my life and what I want with my life I'm willing to work for and what I'm willing to work for I'm definatly willing to achieve." -CR Johnson
Don't fuck with your shoulders man, I dislocated one of mine last season and I'm still having issues now. If there was any advice I could offer, it would be to make physio your religion and to trust your doctors. If you're given 6 months before you can ski again, then thats life. I don't know what the recovery time is generally for a separation but just stick to it and resist the temptation to put your skis back on until you're ready.