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Fracture

Postby pete5770 » Tue Feb 12, 2013 6:48 pm

Not sure whether this should be in the injury column or the training one.
A few weeks back, while skiing, I took a bad tumble and fractured the Greater Tuberosity of my Ulna(shoulder). Needless to say this put a quick end to, not only skiing, but just about every other physical activity I like to engage in. What with my arm being strapped to my side for two weeks, even putting on a t-shirt was an experience in agony and clumsiness. Have just today started to do a bit of Tai Chi and therapy to try and work out the kinks. Range of motion is starting to come back but just a bit too much shoulder joint and shoulder muscle movement can really make me cringe in pain.

I mention this because I seem to recall reading(Cheng Man-ch'ing I believe) a story he told about not being able to get the hang of push hands until one of his teachers told him to fight like his arms were broken. Figuratively of course. This, for him, was the key to breaking through to the next level. Not that I am practicing push hands with a broken shoulder but I can assure everyone
that it is another feeling altogether, doing Tai Chi, without the use of my left shoulder muscles and minimal joint movement.

Not sure how any of this applies to anything but just thought I'd share the story.
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Re: Fracture

Postby Monsoon » Tue Feb 12, 2013 7:24 pm

Commiserations Pete, hope you get a speedy recovery. It will be interesting for you to diarise your rehab for us I think.


Ps. the tuberosity of the ulna is the elbow not the shoulder, I guess you meant humerus?
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Re: Fracture

Postby brer_momonga » Wed Feb 13, 2013 8:40 am

Sorry to hear about your injury, Pete. Glad you're staying positive about it, gently getting it back into shape, and using it as an opportunity for growth. Speedy Recovery!
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Re: Fracture

Postby pete5770 » Wed Feb 13, 2013 9:57 am

Monsoon wrote:Commiserations Pete, hope you get a speedy recovery. It will be interesting for you to diarise your rehab for us I think.


Ps. the tuberosity of the ulna is the elbow not the shoulder, I guess you meant humerus?


Absolutely correct. I'm sensing that my failures in Biology are starting to come to light. :oops:
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Re: Fracture

Postby Greg Jah » Sat Feb 16, 2013 11:39 pm

Hi Pete,

I just read this and wanted to say that I hope your shoulder heals up quickly. When I was younger I seriously injured my rotator cuff training. After the cuff and healed up I started a light weight work out to strengthen it. You can find the workout here: http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/PDFs/Rehab_Shoulder_5.pdf

Good luck, and try to stay positive! Training injuries always put my head in a weird space.

Best,

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