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Sat Jul 19, 2014, 10:59 PM

 

Shoulder pain. It feels 20 times better when I hang

from a bar. I feel like I'm in heaven I'm so relieved from the shoulder pain.

Is that weird? It seems to stretch out my right shoulder which drives me crazy with pain on occasion. The only thing that previously helped was cortisone shots. I have to wonder why that is and what I can do to continue it feeling better.

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Reply Shoulder pain. It feels 20 times better when I hang (Original post)
Aerows Jul 2014 OP
mark eagledove Jul 2014 #1
Aerows Jul 2014 #2
mark eagledove Jul 2014 #3
Aerows Jul 2014 #4
JayhawkSD Jul 2014 #5
Aerows Jul 2014 #12
Melissa G Jul 2014 #6
Aerows Jul 2014 #7
Melissa G Jul 2014 #8
Aerows Jul 2014 #11
mythology Jul 2014 #9
Aerows Jul 2014 #10
Melissa G Jul 2014 #13
Aerows Aug 2014 #14
flibbitygiblets Apr 2018 #17
AngryOldDem Aug 2014 #15
Name removed Dec 2016 #16

Response to Aerows (Original post)

Sat Jul 19, 2014, 11:07 PM

1. had an mri and cortisone shot 2 weeks ago in rt. shoulder

it helped a lot. woke up Friday with an excruciating crick in my neck. sounds like we could both use a good Physical Therapist.

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Response to mark eagledove (Reply #1)

Sat Jul 19, 2014, 11:10 PM

2. This has haunted me for quite a while

 

I was in a bad car accident, and my shoulder can hurt like death. I'm pretty fit, but damn.

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Response to Aerows (Original post)

Sun Jul 20, 2014, 12:43 AM

3. I know. I work in a Radiology Dept... it is the definition of excruciating

Mine was killing me so bad a few weeks ago I was desperate. I do bone scans all day and knew this could be painful but man o man! A doctor told me "take heart, it will only get worse".

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Response to mark eagledove (Reply #3)

Sun Jul 20, 2014, 12:46 AM

4. LOL, take heart it will only get worse

 

sounds about right. I was just stunned that I found something other than cortisone shots that helped.

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Response to Aerows (Original post)

Sun Jul 20, 2014, 01:52 AM

5. Shoulder pain can be caused by an auto-immune disease

 

It's called "giant cell arteritis" and it normally affects the carotids, causing jaw and/or head pain, but it can affect arteries which manifest in the shoulders. Steroids alleviate it, but they have to be administered for a fairly long period to cure it. A blood test will tell whether or not you have it, and is the only definitive diagnosis.

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Response to JayhawkSD (Reply #5)

Sun Jul 27, 2014, 11:01 PM

12. This is due to a car accident

 

and a long standing issue in one particular shoulder. Thank you for you input, though . I have most certainly contacted my doctor, since he is the one that shoots it up with cortisone when it flares up.

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Response to Aerows (Original post)

Sun Jul 20, 2014, 06:37 PM

6. Here could be why!

Hanging is the neutral position of the shoulder.
I dramatically improved my shoulder pain by following the directions at Kirshshoulder.com after a year and a half of other rehab that did not work.

Check it out and tell your friends! Best of luck! PM me if you want to chat more about it.

http://www.kirschshoulder.com/Kirsch_Shoulder/Home.html

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Response to Melissa G (Reply #6)

Sun Jul 20, 2014, 11:01 PM

7. I'm not trying to be weird

 

and encourage people that can't use this type of therapy, but for me personally, it feels a hundred times better. I have no idea why the technique works, it just does for me.

I just accidentally stumbled on a way to help my shoulder pain. I advocate nothing, just telling my story, so to speak.

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Response to Aerows (Reply #7)

Mon Jul 21, 2014, 02:46 PM

8. I understand. In link that I was showing you

a surgeon explains the science behind why this works complete with amazing photos. I have had great results with it and have clients that also report very good results. It may not be the answer for everyone in terms of injury rehab, but it is worth looking into by most everyone esp if the are not injured to prevent injury. Hanging is the neutral position of the shoulder as the photos show.

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Response to Melissa G (Reply #8)

Sun Jul 27, 2014, 10:57 PM

11. I ordered a hanging bar

 

because dangling off the porch was getting dangerous.

And hanging off of the top of doors was also getting dangerous.

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Response to Aerows (Original post)

Sun Jul 27, 2014, 07:20 PM

9. Hanging like that really stretches your shoulder and opens it up

 

Most of us don't have nearly the range of motion in our shoulders that we need. I'm bad, but getting better at it.

It is also good for working the muscles in the upper back and decompressing the spine.

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Response to Aerows (Reply #10)

Tue Jul 29, 2014, 02:40 PM

13. That looked good! I just ordered one

for my office. I have a really fancy toy called an omni gym that I splurged on when my last kid moved out. http://www.omni-gym.com/product5.html

Yeah.. it's a bit of overkill, but really fun! The best part of hanging is that it is good for you and free!!!

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Response to Melissa G (Reply #13)

Sat Aug 2, 2014, 12:28 AM

14. The instructions for putting it together suck

 

but once I got it put together, it rocks!

I can hold onto the forward grips and do leg lifts to my heart's content. I'll have some abs for days with this.

Can't figure out how to manage pullups, but I think that is because an armoire blocks the door on one side and I don't really have another location.

Still, hanging on the grips feels fantastic - my spine hasn't been this loose, strong and pain-free in years!

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Response to Aerows (Reply #10)

Mon Apr 23, 2018, 03:27 PM

17. Thanks! I'm having my husband try this out. Bad shoulder pain for months now and nothing else helps.

Crossing my fingers!!

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Response to Aerows (Original post)

Tue Aug 5, 2014, 06:29 AM

15. Not weird. Could be a condition called frozen shoulder.

http://orthopedics.about.com/cs/frozenshoulder/a/frozenshoulder.htm

I know someone who has this. The only thing that helped him was removal of the tissue buildup. If the exercises are working for you, great -- but maybe an orthopedist should look at it.

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