#21  
Old 03-10-2014, 01:58 PM
billpratt71 billpratt71 is offline
Newbie
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Years Playing: 1.1
Courses Played: 26
Throwing Style: RHBH
Posts: 21
Thanks everyone. This really is a great forum. Encouraging to hear from all that had shoulder/ back issues and played again. The plan right now is ice/ ibuprofen and rest. Get it re-evaluated in a week. Orthapedic, MRI etc. My boys want me to go out today and start working on lefty but definitely gonna wait a while. Besides, my wife would kill me. Ya see, I have 5 kids and my 2 boys and I play. The girls dont. She and the girls have been watching me "mope" around the house depressed like someone stole my puppy all weekend. (Probably a thread for another time)
Sponsored Links
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 03-10-2014, 03:07 PM
Timeetyo Timeetyo is online now
Eagle Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Albion, NY
Years Playing: 0.7
Courses Played: 20
Throwing Style: RHBH
Posts: 712
Quote:
Originally Posted by billpratt71 View Post
. Besides, my wife would kill me. Ya see, I have 5 kids and my 2 boys and I play. The girls dont. She and the girls have been watching me "mope" around the house depressed like someone stole my puppy all weekend. (Probably a thread for another time)
Play those cards right - a few more days of moping around and she'll be begging you to get out and play lefty...
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 03-10-2014, 03:42 PM
twhit28 twhit28 is offline
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Baton Rouge
Courses Played: 20
Posts: 13
That sucks. I blew out my rotator cuff in high school playing baseball. Mine was so bad I couldnt even lift 10 pounds. I had to go though 6 monthes of physical therapy. Listen to your doctors and you will be playing again in no time. If you have to do physical therapy make sure to work out both arms like they suggest. I didn't and when I was done one arm was way bigger then the other.
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 03-10-2014, 03:53 PM
BirdieMachine's Avatar
BirdieMachine BirdieMachine is offline
Michael Moore Fan Club President
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Under Par
Years Playing: 23.7
Courses Played: 40
Throwing Style: RHBH
Posts: 2,262
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wkZ437BtMzc

This is an exercise I do to prevent injury and strengthen the rotator. I've had minor rotator injury in the past and now I make sure to do these to help prevent any future problems. Start off with very light weights if you haven't done these. 5 pounds might be enough at first if your rotators are weak.
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 03-10-2014, 10:59 PM
billpratt71 billpratt71 is offline
Newbie
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Years Playing: 1.1
Courses Played: 26
Throwing Style: RHBH
Posts: 21
Thanks for the link. Cant really lift anything now but I'll definitely save the link for later when its healed. My attitude is much better today. Really down yesterday about all this but feel positive today that if I follow Dr's orders I'll be playing again at some point this summer. (Power of positive thinking?????) And definitely going to learn lefty. Who knows, might a be good lefty. That would be hilarious. Thanks for everyone's help.
Reply With Quote
  #26  
Old 03-11-2014, 12:38 PM
discgman discgman is offline
Par Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Carmichael, ca
Years Playing: 20.9
Courses Played: 46
Throwing Style: LHFH
Posts: 116
I've been playing with a bad rotator for last 5 years. Trick is to strengthen the muscles around the tendon, if you can.
Reply With Quote
  #27  
Old 03-11-2014, 01:55 PM
billpratt71 billpratt71 is offline
Newbie
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Years Playing: 1.1
Courses Played: 26
Throwing Style: RHBH
Posts: 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by discgman View Post
I've been playing with a bad rotator for last 5 years. Trick is to strengthen the muscles around the tendon, if you can.
Did you get it fixed or let it heal and then strengthen muscles around it? I want so bad to avoid surgery and have it magically get "better". I still cant even lift above like waist level though. Only been a few days. Guess I'll see in a week or do and after MRI and stuff.
Reply With Quote
  #28  
Old 03-11-2014, 02:49 PM
Van1 Van1 is offline
Birdie Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Years Playing: 22.5
Courses Played: 17
Throwing Style: RHBH
Posts: 254
Lefty is the right thing to do. If you keep playing your back will stay strong and also you are adding shots to your bag. DX stingrays and cobras beat to crap are the way to go for drivers. And putters of course for all else. Play the shorts and in a few weeks you will be in business.
Reply With Quote
  #29  
Old 03-11-2014, 03:05 PM
Jessy's Avatar
Jessy Jessy is offline
Newbie
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: NE Ohio, USA
Years Playing: 1.6
Courses Played: 15
Throwing Style: RHBH
Posts: 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by BirdieMachine View Post
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wkZ437BtMzc

This is an exercise I do to prevent injury and strengthen the rotator. I've had minor rotator injury in the past and now I make sure to do these to help prevent any future problems. Start off with very light weights if you haven't done these. 5 pounds might be enough at first if your rotators are weak.
These are also known as "Cuban rotations". I've incorporated Cuban rotations and reverse Cuban rotations into my workout lately. They're really helping with a subscapularis injury that's still bugging me from two years ago. These, combined with stretching with Voodoo Floss around my shoulder, have done more for me than anything else I've tried. Lacrosse ball smashing is also useful.

Last edited by Jessy; 03-11-2014 at 03:09 PM.
Reply With Quote
 

  #30  
Old 03-11-2014, 03:19 PM
Jessy's Avatar
Jessy Jessy is offline
Newbie
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: NE Ohio, USA
Years Playing: 1.6
Courses Played: 15
Throwing Style: RHBH
Posts: 13
It's really important to make sure you don't just do one or the other. Cubans focus on the teres minor and infraspinatus, and reverse Cubans focus on the subscapularis. You don't want an imbalance. I lie on a box I made out of 2x6's for reverse Cubans, to get more stretch at the beginning of the movement but lying on the floor, to start, is okay.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:45 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.