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12-26-2019 07:53 PM
charles p Had MRI of the neck. It looks pretty bad. Got an appointment on 31st with spine docs. Causing pain and weakness in arms and shoulders as well as neck.
12-11-2019 07:38 PM
fatercat I shoot left handed. so right shoulder used to lift shotgun. it took a little time to tune shoulder up. hurts a little. went on quail hunt about a month ago and did fine. think I got six. its a **** of a lot better than before I had it done. last straw came when I tried to flip a empty match book out the truck window. could not do it. so, have it done as soon as you can. you can still be in the game.
12-11-2019 05:33 PM
charles p Illegal in NC to sell any wildlife or part. Can't sell deer hide or antler, and especially not meat.
12-10-2019 08:52 PM
old scar
Originally Posted by fatercat View Post
I have had total reverse shoulder replacement in right shoulder. they want to do it to the left shoulder, same problem. not repairable. "have it done". it works. lot of pain and rehab. its worth it.

How does this procedure impact shooting?
12-10-2019 07:38 PM
fatercat I have had total reverse shoulder replacement in right shoulder. they want to do it to the left shoulder, same problem. not repairable. "have it done". it works. lot of pain and rehab. its worth it.
12-10-2019 10:47 AM
goodshot Next time you dress the deer, save the windpipe, it is the stuff we are trying to get what we buy glucosamine (sp?), from what I hear, big cattle slaughtering operations west of here save them to sell to the supplement makers.
12-10-2019 10:06 AM
charles p Just got MRI results. Bulging disc in neck and pinched nerve. Hummmm.
11-21-2019 10:33 PM
charles p Had four rotator surgeries. All four were tendons that we completely separated. Every time the surgeon removed some bone from the end of my shoulder to reduce the impingement. I think spurs from arthritis have caused my problems.

Seeing ortho surgeon tomorrow.
11-21-2019 12:20 PM
old scar I have partial tears in both shoulders I believe from being machinist working in heavy industry. To make matters worse, one shoulder has an impingement as well as un-repairable cartilage damage in the shoulder joint. Doctors suggested I have surgery to repair the partial tears and impingement. I declined the surgery. What I did was start taking Glucosamine w/Chondroitin (not sure of the spelling). The bottle suggested 2 pills a day, I took one. In about 7-10 days there was remarkable improvement. I continued taking for about a month and was surprised at the improvement.

I started thinking this improvement must be in my head and stopped taking the pills. After about 4 or 5 days the pain was back. I started up the pills again and a week later the pain was gone. That was 25+ years ago. I still take one a day at breakfast. I will say I'm pretty much pain free and have full range of motion with both arms. I retired 11 yrs. ago and believe not doing heavy machinist work had to help but the pills (which are said to be " shark cartilage ") are supposed to be a joint lubricant and work for me. They are expensive and available at Walmart.

I get a pain every now and then but I'm sure it's from overdoing it out in the woods but isn't that what old guys do??? It works very well for me, my wife takes it as well and it has helped her a lot also. If you are going to try it you have to be sure to take for at least 3 weeks or a month religiously . It may not work for you. Your mileage may vary...

Shooting heavy calibers or shotguns is a non-issue. One last thing for the rotator cuff problem. Try not to put your elbows behind your back if you can help it...
11-05-2019 07:00 PM
alleyyooper Might give thought to those gell packs that go in pockets of good shooting jackets.
I would also look into a really good recoil pad on the shot gun even a 28 or 410.

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