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I know a couple people have mentioned shoulder issues, but I seem to have a conundrum. I think I might be double jointed in my drawing shoulder, because it feels like it slips either in or out of place every time I draw back, and it starts to hurt after a while. Anyone have this problem/have any suggestions as to how to fix it? I was shooting a mock tournament tonight and towards the end it started to hurt a little.
 

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I've had both shoulders operated on (at different times). Go to a specialist
and have him/her evaluate your problem. I would think an MRI and X-ray
are needed for complete analysis.
 

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Hi Adam,

I think you said in another post that you just increased your poundage to 34 lbs. What did you go up from? If your shoulder is hurting, you may not have ready to make the jump or you made to big of a jump.

BTW, I shot with you at when you up on break during Thanksgiving at Palomo Archery. We tried to rig a sight up for you.
 

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Hi Adam,

I think you said in another post that you just increased your poundage to 34 lbs. What did you go up from? If your shoulder is hurting, you may not have ready to make the jump or you made to big of a jump.

BTW, I shot with you at when you up on break during Thanksgiving at Palomo Archery. We tried to rig a sight up for you.
I went up from 28#, but I had been having the same issues with the lighter limbs too, so I'm hoping it isn't the limbs.

I do remember that attempt at a sight, hopefully I'll see you again soon!
 

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I know a couple people have mentioned shoulder issues, but I seem to have a conundrum. I think I might be double jointed in my drawing shoulder, because it feels like it slips either in or out of place every time I draw back, and it starts to hurt after a while. Anyone have this problem/have any suggestions as to how to fix it? I was shooting a mock tournament tonight and towards the end it started to hurt a little.
Like Blackfletch, I've had surgery on both shoulders, most recent was draw shoulder. Follow-up physical therapy, with a return to archery as the primary focus, concentrated on the rotator cuff muscles.

The four rotator cuff muscles are what hold the humerus head firm against the Labrum and are primarily responsible for its stability. The more common shoulder weight training is for the deltoids (it looks cool), but does little for rotator cuff groups. I would suggest rotator cuff exercises are going to be prescribed.

Ditto recommendation to see a medical professional before you start.
 

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I know a couple people have mentioned shoulder issues, but I seem to have a conundrum. I think I might be double jointed in my drawing shoulder, because it feels like it slips either in or out of place every time I draw back, and it starts to hurt after a while. Anyone have this problem/have any suggestions as to how to fix it? I was shooting a mock tournament tonight and towards the end it started to hurt a little.
Like Blackfletch, I've had surgery on both shoulders, most recent was draw shoulder. Follow-up physical therapy, with a return to archery as the primary focus, concentrated on the rotator cuff muscles.

The four rotator cuff muscles are what hold the humerus head firm against the Labrum and are primarily responsible for its stability. The more common shoulder weight training is for the deltoids (it looks cool), but does little for rotator cuff groups. I would suggest rotator cuff exercises are going to be prescribed.

Ditto recommendation to see a medical professional before you start.
 

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Thanks folks. I think the current plan is to go to my regular doctor so I can get a referral for my physical therapist (who I absolutely love and have seen before, but since it's a different problem, I need a referral :angry: ), and go from there. Thanks for all the help and any other thoughts are appreciated as always!
 
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