Shoulder Stabilizers

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by MattSepeta, Oct 28, 2010.

  1. MattSepeta macrumors 65816

    MattSepeta

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    My shoulders dislocate with disturbing ease. I have had reconstructive surgery on one of them already, and the doctor advised me to get it on the other one as soon as I am "done" snowboarding. I have dislocated the repaired shoulder countless times post-op already, and am pretty not looking forward to the eminent dislocations this winter.... I have dislocated a shoulder at least twice every season since my first dislocation.

    Anyways, I am sick of the fear hampering my riding, so I was wondering if there are any gizmos/contraptions out there kind of like this:

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    But for BOTH shoulders?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Designer Dale macrumors 68040

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    I really hate to break this to you, dude, but you need a new hobby...

    Dale
     
  3. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    Yeah, it's called a straight jacket.
     
  4. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    :eek: Good God, you are setting yourself up for a World of hurt, if you get older. ;)
     
  5. Rt&Dzine macrumors 6502a

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    Hilarious!

    I notice that all of the respondents so far are not spring chickens (including me). :p
     
  6. Erendiox macrumors 6502a

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    I'm a snowboarder too, so I understand how "Find a new hobby" isn't exactly the easiest thing to swallow. Snowboarding is awesome. :)

    If you are consistently dislocating your shoulders, you're gearing yourself up for some permanent damage down the road. I've never seen a shoulder brace built for both shoulders simultaneously, but it looks like you could comfortably strap on two smaller braces, one for each shoulder. That's the only option I can think of, short of donning a suit of armor.
     
  7. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    Yes, we represent wisdom, if not based on our personal experience, then that of others.

    I daily count myself lucky that I don't have the afflictions that vex others.
     
  8. Gonzo3333 macrumors 6502a

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  9. skunk macrumors G4

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    No, your affliction is to vex others. :)
     
  10. MattSepeta thread starter macrumors 65816

    MattSepeta

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    Well

    Looks like I'm going with the Darth Vader suit.


    Seriously though, "finding a new hobby" is not really an option as I do lots of action sports photography, and this "requires" me to snowboard.

    Besides, I dislocate my shoulders doing other things to, like laying in bed, reaching for something in the wrong way, etc... Its really, really great :)
     
  11. Designer Dale macrumors 68040

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    "Requires" my arse! You love it, so say it's so. I have a friend who broke his neck on a snowboard and didn't quit. He is seriously into rock climbing, too.

    Dale
     

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