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Major 03-03-2013 03:01 PM

Has anybody used a shoulder compress after playing?
 
I'm curious whether or not anybody has used something like this:

http://www.drugstore.com/products/pr...goobase_filler

If so, what were your experiences? Do you have a model you prefer? I ice my shoulder after hitting, but I'm trying to add the 'C' in 'RICE'.

Thanks!

Say Chi Sin Lo 03-03-2013 03:16 PM

The anatomy, location, and the flexibility of the shoulder joint makes it a very tough spot to compress.

I have had two shoulder surgeries and have made successful recovery on both counts. I did rock a compression sleeve thingy working my way back from surgery/rehab. And honestly, it did next to nothing. I especially hated the wrap-around strap and how it irritate my off-armpit.

Icing works well enough for me. Nothing fancy, slip an ice-pack underneath a jacket or sweater after playing. And that's just to keep the ice-pack down.

$5-8 ice-pack is good enough.

Major 03-03-2013 03:28 PM

Thanks for the feedback man. I too use the ice packs under the shirt approach. I think I might try a simple re-useable ace bandage to put a bit more pressure on it, provided your experience is typical.

Say Chi Sin Lo 03-03-2013 03:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Major (Post 7249100)
Thanks for the feedback man. I too use the ice packs under the shirt approach. I think I might try a simple re-useable ace bandage to put a bit more pressure on it, provided your experience is typical.

The added pressure would be nice too. But to achieve that, I essentially had to stay still. And it really wasn't all that colder, wasn't worth the discomfort.

Ice underneath a sweater/jacket is good enough for me.


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