View Full Version : pulled my arm/shoulder out while throwing a jab (OUCH)

01-28-2005, 05:26 PM
:eek: I was sparring and i went to throw a jab and i threw my arm out or my shoulder dont really know which one.but it hurt like hell!i could barely lift my arm for a while but now im starting to move it but it hurts badly when i try. Are there any things i can do to recover quickly. because i have a fight on Feb.24 and i need to spar again an train. So any Help will be well appreicated. :D :D

Steven Alexander

01-28-2005, 11:04 PM
You don't need to extend that jab that much..
You're probably trying to punch with your arms too much also..
Trying moving into the punch before it reaches it's strongest point.

01-28-2005, 11:16 PM
What can i do to help recovery? My whole right side of my upper back is sore including the joints and very litlle muscle tissue!Plz i need help

The Golden Boy
01-29-2005, 12:33 AM
Sorry bro but if you either sublexated (partial dislocation, just pops back in straight away) or dislocated (you would have had to have it poped back in) your shoulder, which it sounds like you have, you won't be fighting on February 24. If you did either of those you will be out 3 months and depending on your age and the severity may need surgery. You will have to consult with a specialist. The recovery after sublexation or dislocation usually goes as follows:

0-2 weeks - Have arm in sling with as little movelemt as possible

2-6 weeks - Don't move arm above chest height and start doing theraband exercise

4 weeks - Start on light weights, still nothing that involves lifting arm above chest high

6 weeks - Start on heavier weights and pretty much go back to doing everything as normal except stay away from any contact sports or activity

3 months - Shoulder should be basically as good as its going to get so you can resume playing sport. The shoulder will continue healing for up to a year but the difference betweem 3 months and a year is very little so you would only wait that long if you were playing a very high contact sport such as football. Boxing can be resumed after 3 months as even though it is high contact, the contact you have to worry about is getting hit from behind around the shoulder when your arm is raised, which is very unlikely in boxing.

Hope this helps

P.S im guessing it was an anterior dislocation which is where the shoulder comes out forwards. That is the most common dislocation.

01-29-2005, 09:13 AM
You need to strengthen your rotator cuff. especially if you want to be back in the game quickly.

01-29-2005, 09:44 AM
The GOlden Boy-Aw come on dont tell me that ive been training very very hard for 5 months and been very very dedicated to training and my dieting,this just broke my heart.aw this time in training and this happens,Damnit. i G2g run now its going on 9 a.m. here going to train with my trainier.thanks for the advice.

Steven Alexander

The Golden Boy
01-31-2005, 12:09 AM
I feel your pain man, I dislocated my shoulder a week before the nationals for basketball. I hate to be the bearer of bad news and i hope im wrong but thats the standard recovery time. Make sure you consult with a specialist to make sure. If you would like some specific strengthening exercises just PM me.