JR wrote:Unless you're used to slapshots or backhand hitting in tennis or racquetball the throwing motion is fairly unfamiliar territory and small muscles get a workout that is unfamiliar. Many people don't realize how tearing the throwing motion is. Tearing to muscles and tendons. Age plays a part too. Middle aged persons and older get tendon trouble from office work so introducing an athletic motion that the small muscles aren't conditioned to is potentially dangerous. Taking it easy should help some. Half an hour of throwing may well not be enough to warm up.
Jaysus wrote:brianc> how old are you?
brianc wrote:Jaysus wrote:brianc> how old are you?
I'm 35 and I have had a desk job for at least the last 10 years.
Jaysus wrote:me too... my shoulder has been popping similarly for nearly 4 years now
I manage by, limiting my over hand and high-power forehand throws and taking a few weeks off every now and then. It sucks, but I just deal with it.
Mark Ellis wrote:Injuries are weird and unique to themselves. People walk away from serious car crashes unscathed and then become disabled from walking down the street.
Not being a doctor but injured frequently, I take a practical approach. You must learn YOUR body and its limitations. Once injured, if mild, treat it and get back on the field asap. Ice and stretching are key. If severe, get medical help and be willing to more slowly rehab it. The trick is knowing how bad the injury is to determine how aggressive you rehab. Fortunately our own instincts are pretty good at judging how bad the injury is.
An injury can advance your game if you do the right things. Brianc is blowing out his shoulder when he over-torques on shots. So as he rebuilds the shoulder he should practice smooth, controlled drives at diminished power levels. If we assume that a normal hard drive is around 90% of maximum power then dialing back to 75% will produce some good results and much less strain on your body. If 75% is more than he can tolerate then dial back til he finds an acceptable level and build from there.
At lesser power it is easier to hit a line.
At lesser power it is easier to throw it flat.
At lesser power it is easier to remain in balance.
At lesser power it is easier to throw the right height.
So by dialing back on power you are more likely to throw effective shots, a good lesson for when you recover and can ramp back up the power.
Throwing at less than maximum power also teaches touch. Many players like to practice by throwing as far as they can. But in a round of golf the majority of shots is taken at less than maximum power.
Throwing smooth and fluid and flat diminishes flutter allowing the disc to glide farther on less effort. A major difference between good golfers and duffers is the ability to throw flat and straight.
So use your rehab period wisely and maybe the injury will be the best thing to happen to your game.
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