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Dislocated Shoulder?

Discussion in 'General Discussion Subforum' started by giantsfan, Apr 25, 2017.

  1. giantsfan

    giantsfan Well known member

    Hi everyone,

    So I've been living and loving life for the past year and getting back to doing things I've missed out on for so long. About two weeks ago however I had a pretty awkward fall and dislocated/sprained my shoulder. Fortunately my orthopedic specialist said nothing was broken and seems like a doctor who rarely pushes for surgery. The doctor even said I should try running! So I did...about two weeks now after the injury and well it hurts pretty bad again. I was just curious if anyone on here has dislocated there shoulder and how long they waited before going back to activities? I guess I'm just starting to wonder whether this might just be TMS sneaking up on me? Don't want to get obsessed with it, but just wanted to see if anyone had any input. Thanks!

  2. Jules

    Jules Well known member

    I've had the same issue, except for my doctor didn't think it was a dislocated shoulder, he thought it was a labral tear. I've had it for three months now, and for about two months, couldn't even raise my arm. I can raise it a little bit above my head now, but, there still some restrictions. But, my shoulder and arm seem to pop every day, and for a long time it was painful, until I stopped being afraid of the pain and I don't have that pain anymore. I still have the achiness at night; it's hard to sleep on that side because it aches. I totally believe it is TMS sneaking up on you though.

    Remember TMS often finds a place where you've been injured, and uses that for distraction. I had injured my shoulder, with my dog yanking on his leash really hard one day, but that pain should have been gone within a month to six weeks, not over three months. That is how I can tell It is TMS. I would give it some time for the inflammation to go down, and then I would try more activities. But if after three or four weeks, it continues, then you know it's TMS.
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  3. Tennis Tom

    Tennis Tom Beloved Grand Eagle

    Hi Daniel, sorry to hear about that. It's a real injury caused by trauma--but you don't want it to become a future TMS trigger site. The body will heal itself in due course, generally a couple of weeks to a month for a broken femur. If running is irritating it, I would treat it gingerly, maybe try something where you don't involve your shoulder, like walking on land or in the pool. You don't have to challenge a real injury until you've given the body to do its miracles of natural healing.
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  4. giantsfan

    giantsfan Well known member

    Thanks you guys! Yeah, it's probably a real injury seeing as it happened due to a fall and became dislocated. I've been told ligaments and tendons take longer to heal than bone, but if after a couple months this thing is still naggin' at me, I'll start applying TMS knowledge to it.

    On a side note: I would like to pose the possibility/theory/question as to whether ligaments and tendons become more lax or susceptible to injuries due to oxygen deprivation when one is in a state of emotional distress. Now obviously there are limitations/clear cut lines to this idea; if I were to have been hit by a bus I wouldn't go around saying my sadness and anger caused my broken rib cage, but I do tend to wonder sometimes why it seems like some people seem to have fewer issues with certain impacts (snowboarding, skateboarding etc.) as opposed to others? Do certain people fear the possibility of injury more and thus it occurs, or is it just the theory of randomness? I realize I'm getting too deep with all this, but thought it was an interesting thing to bring up. Thanks again you two!
  5. Dasgo218

    Dasgo218 Peer Supporter

    Hey Daniel, I separated my right shoulder and also dislocated my left shoulder (separate incidents), in college, in 1987. Yes, I'm an old man! Anyway, when I dislocated my shoulder, I had it in a sling for about 2-3 weeks. I don't remember exactly how long before it felt "normal", but maybe a couple of months after. The funny thing is that I never dislocated it again, and never had any pain in either shoulder until after I read Sarno's book, in Sept. 2015. After I read his book, and my chronic back pain, and fibromyalgia pain started getting better, then I would get this really bad pain in one of my shoulders to where I could barely move my arm. I realized, right away, that it was my mind moving the pain to an old injury site. I paid it no attention and the pain went away within a couple of days. Then the pain would move to the other shoulder, and I would do the same thing, and it would go away after a couple of days.

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