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02-18-2013, 12:14 AM
My right shoulder hurts deep when I bring my arm up horizontal. Deer season is over. I have not shot in 3 weeks hoping it would get better. I have been trying to take it easy but there is still a dull pain. Sometimes it is sharp like when I carried a bag of corn the other day or when I used loppers to trim the hedges. If i am going to have something done I guess now is the time. Any thoughts?

02-18-2013, 07:58 AM
my bow arm elbow ouch too. dono why, and right shoulder hurts too. too much poundage?
still can pull and shoit, but nt comfortable.

02-18-2013, 08:08 AM
See a doctor as soon as possible. I was in a similar situation several years ago and simple exercises suggested by my doctor put me right again.

Sonny Thomas
02-18-2013, 08:19 AM
First, get your butt to a doctor.... Just might save you some agony later on... Don't be bullheaded!

How old are you? What draw weight do you have?

I suffered from two shoulder injuries. One, I had a bone chip that just sort of floated around and didn't disolve as the doctors thought. It got caught and locked up my arm. So it got sonic crushed and no more problems.

Two or going on 3 years ago thought was a tore a rotor cuff. It hurt! To the doctor immediately and doc gave that I may have a slight tear. To the surgeon and no surgery, but deep shot of something to aid healing and a bit of time off, month. I eased back into shooting and other than a slight "hump" I was good. The "hump" went away and I'm shooting probably 300 arrows per week.

In my younger days, say in my 50s, I used 62 pounds for 3D and 67 pounds for hunting. Yep, I could pull 70 pounds of draw weight easily and never did. Never needed it.
??? Two years ago I dropped my hunting bow to 62 pounds and killed deer just like when I had it at 67 pounds.

My target bows with proper arrows don't need 62 pounds to get to ASA's speed limit. I have both my Shadowcat and MarXman set to 56 pounds and can shoot day in and day out if I wish to..... However, I don't shoot until I'm tired. This leads to poor shooting and possibly forcing a injury and at my age I don't need any more injuries.

02-18-2013, 08:20 AM
Hate to say it, but had similar pain when I had a torn rotator cuff, could'nt raise my arm above my shoulder. :(

02-18-2013, 10:00 AM
I am 39. Shoot 59lbs. I cannot lower the draw weight below 55. (New bow?) My wife is having surgery this week so I will need to wait. What kind of doctor do I need to go see. If I go to my regular doc he will want me to go to rehab therapy.

02-18-2013, 12:22 PM
your chance is switch to crossbow if doctor find somethings in your shoulder, well my friend father was a diehard mathews and has shoulder problem and he got permit to shot a crossbow and hes happy ...

02-18-2013, 12:37 PM
Yes please have it checked out ASAP. No matter what the problem may be treatment sooner is always better then later. If your insurance is like mine you will need your primary care doctor to refer you to a specialist if needed.

Sonny Thomas
02-18-2013, 03:11 PM
If I go to my regular doc he will want me to go to rehab therapy.

I serious doubt this. This could be crippling injury, just in the waiting of time to complete. Your doctor doesn't need that kind of court room publicity.

02-18-2013, 03:12 PM
Sshhh, don't tell anyone, but I use a Titan HLX when it is to cold to draw a bow (not to often down here). Anyway, so I can just see a doctor w/ out a reference. So, what kind do I see.

02-18-2013, 08:54 PM
I have had to have both shoulders repaired by surgery, I put up with the pain too long and my right shoulder was horrible it took a full year to recover after the surgery.The Doc said I would never shoot a bow,lift weights or even crank a weed eater because the damage was so bad.After 4 months of religious rehab and following all the instructions by the therapist I am back to where I was before . So don't put it off like I did.Find a good orthopedic surgeon and go from there.Hope my rant helps. I was 57yoa for the first surgery and 59yoa for the last one.

02-18-2013, 09:26 PM
they're the ones that do the " my parts won't move without hurtin'" AKA orthropod,
and maybe your regular doc is correct, being in the aviation industry we do lots of "repetitive motions" and high impact operations, lots of shoulder injuries from working overhead, and carpal tunnel from the rivet guns.
they can do wonders with Physical therapy to strengthen the muscles that are not used very much in certain areas causing the pain,
torn rotators are common with weight lifters, so if you workout lots or do much lifting or pressing ( bench pressing) at work then P.T. may help.
Start at the regular doc, if he says PT then check them out, they may send you to or recommend a specialist, if he says a regimen of ice and Ibuprofen try it for a couple weeks, he/she should also be able to do MRI or X-rays and have a look inside
BUT GET IN QUICK. don't be a ME. and say it'll heal .... It won't by itself

02-19-2013, 06:03 AM
Thanks guys orthopedic doc it is. My regular doc is nice and all but he is a fruitcake with extra nuts. I will do it in a week or so. I promise. Need to shoot again, I have way to much stress.

02-28-2013, 08:57 PM
Thanks guys orthopedic doc it is. My regular doc is nice and all but he is a fruitcake with extra nuts. I will do it in a week or so. I promise. Need to shoot again, I have way to much stress.
AAAANNNDD ??? !!! the verdict is ??

02-28-2013, 10:12 PM
I have not had a chance to go see the doc. My wife had a hysterectomy last week so I have had my hands full. Hope to see one in a week.

03-01-2013, 05:10 PM
Oh Man sorry to hear that ,:( Okay for this I'll let you slide on the shoulder;), hope all is well, and she heals quick