Now I'm back to playing soccer, and I am fully cleared for ski season.
It's still a tad weird, and you have to remember that your shoulder will be tight for years. When they opened you up, they tightened it up. It feels pretty healthy though. I tried running down stairs with socks earlier toady, i absolutely ate shit, but it's still in the socket.
Your shoulder will click and clunk around a lot at first. This seems to go away slowly over the years.
In the meanwhile really focus on building up your rotator cuff with your PT. Once your shoulders good enough to hit the gym try and bulk up the big superficial muscle around the shoulder too for some added padding and protection.
Hate to just drop a link, but it'd be a bit long to paste in here. I wrote this about my experience and there's some advice on shoulder braces as well (long story short, I'd highly recommend wearing an abduction brace for the first season back).
ya you really gotta take it easy. i broke my foot last may, and after the doc said it was all good i was playin lacrosse and rolled it so bad like a month ago. so if it feels lose than dont strain it. you can do alot worse damage.
Therapy, therapy, and more therapy. Get a good physical therapist and do everything they tell you to do as much as they say to do it. Shoulders take a while to recover, especially if they have been sitting still for a while while recovering from an injury/surgery, so don't get discouraged.
Mine dislocates/ed up as well. I wear an abduction brace a lot like the one pictured in the article. It was pretty annoying at first, but I really don't notice it anymore.
For anyone who might be going in to surgery or thinking about it, I heard about a procedure called a "latarjet" (I think that's pronounced "latajay"). It's a bit more extreme, and you'd probably only want to do it if you've had repeated chronic dislocations. It results in a decrease of mobility, but it is apparently unnoticeable unless you throw a football or baseball at a very high level.
If I were to have another surgery, I'd probably strongly consider that one.
I had surgury on my right shoulder 4 years ago I disloacted it 8 times previously without ever being able to put it back in place on my ownn which was brutal. The surgery was pretty killer but I havnt had a dislocation since. Just do all the therapy you can my shoulders still super weak like when I do any intense work or like move it in a weird way i still get huge pains and like sometimes I wake up with both my arms up unable to move but yeah just do what those people say and keep your arms tucked in on any bail
do therapy and try not to dislocate it again. i did and eventually after 100 more dislocations, had to get more intrusive therapy where they had to rebuild the socket on top of removing scar tissue and re-tightening the tendons. hasn't come out yet and minimal tremors... although it kinda sucks to have my left bicep all fucked up from nerve damage though.
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yeh i recked mine pretty good and had to get similar surgery, just been doing my physio like 6 times a day, and it feels back to normal after 3 months, doctor says no skiing till feb, but im gonna hit the slopes in december, fingers crossed haha
i was a pretty big idiot with my shoulder not gunna lie. the first time i dislocated it i was playing hockey and it popped right back in. then i decided to take my driving test the next day. i did some PT but started getting back to normal about a month later. THen i was swimming and i dove off a 3m board and it popped right out and ended up taking an ambulance and had to sit in emergency for 3 hours with my shoulder out.. probably the worst pain of my life. Instant relief when it was put back in place. But then i had to get surgery and basically spend my summer playing video games....whatever tho seems like weve all been through the same experience