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Old 07-31-2021, 07:26 PM   #1
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Was dialing in my new bow a few weeks ago and shot way more arrows than i would in a normal practice session.

Next day shoulder was a little sore but not bad. shot again a few days later and had a pain right where my shoulder and chest meet, but after a few draw cycles it went away. this continued for a few practice sessions

took a week off and this morning went to shoot and draw the bow back and it was difficult....a bit of pain in the same area. shot again and it was the same and after than it subsided and arrows 3-10 were fine. 4 hours later my arm felt like someone took a drill and ran it thru the front part of my shoulder.


Any ideas what this could be? I've never had this happen before
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Old 07-31-2021, 07:51 PM   #2
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Rotator cuff?


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Old 07-31-2021, 07:52 PM   #3
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Sounds like something muscular since it went away after you stretched it a bit. I suggest stretching it and resting for a few days before shooting again.
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Old 07-31-2021, 08:11 PM   #4
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I would go see an orthopedic surgeon and let the dr. determine the problem, then provide you with a solution to your problem. It could be an array of issues. X-rays, MRI's and dr. knowledge are probably needed.
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Old 07-31-2021, 08:20 PM   #5
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Rotator cuff is in the shoulder blade. This is in the deltoid
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Old 07-31-2021, 08:23 PM   #6
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Time to buy a Xbow ?
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Old 07-31-2021, 08:29 PM   #7
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You're just old.
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Old 07-31-2021, 08:32 PM   #8
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Muscle strain, tendon, ligament strain.
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Old 07-31-2021, 08:35 PM   #9
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I would seek out a physical therapist.
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Old 07-31-2021, 08:37 PM   #10
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Was dialing in my new bow a few weeks ago and shot way more arrows than i would in a normal practice session.

Next day shoulder was a little sore but not bad. shot again a few days later and had a pain right where my shoulder and chest meet, but after a few draw cycles it went away. this continued for a few practice sessions

took a week off and this morning went to shoot and draw the bow back and it was difficult....a bit of pain in the same area. shot again and it was the same and after than it subsided and arrows 3-10 were fine. 4 hours later my arm felt like someone took a drill and ran it thru the front part of my shoulder.


Any ideas what this could be? I've never had this happen before
Not a doc, but it’s probably time to pull less pounds. I never saw a difference in killing between 70 lbs. and 58 lbs.
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Old 07-31-2021, 08:40 PM   #11
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Not a doc, but it’s probably time to pull less pounds. I never saw a difference in killing between 70 lbs. and 58 lbs.
There’s a big difference- the arrow goes further into the ground on the other side of the deer at 70 vs 58.
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Old 07-31-2021, 08:57 PM   #12
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Ice, heat, tiger balm rubbed in real, real good. Rest it a while.
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Old 07-31-2021, 09:45 PM   #13
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Good advice so far
If continues to bother you…go to an orthopedic
If you rest it & treat it yourself & goes away you might also try some exercises with a band simulating the draw cycle to help isolate & strengthen those muscles involved as well as dial back poundage if able
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Old 07-31-2021, 10:32 PM   #14
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Rotator cuff is in the shoulder blade. This is in the deltoid
The rotator cuff joins the ball of the upper arm bone (humorous) into the shoulder socket, muscles and tendons make it up. It’s not one muscle or tendon and isn’t in the shoulder blade.
Had people say, I tore my rotator cuff… and I reply, which part? And the repeat the rotator cuff. Lol
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Old 07-31-2021, 10:34 PM   #15
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Rotator cuff is in the shoulder blade. This is in the deltoid
Huh? I should have paid more attention in anatomy I guess. ��. There is no such thing as “a” rotator cuff. :-)
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The rotator cuff joins the ball of the upper arm bone (humorous) into the shoulder socket, muscles and tendons make it up. It’s not one muscle or tendon and isn’t in the shoulder blade.
Had people say, I tore my rotator cuff… and I reply, which part? And the repeat the rotator cuff. Lol
Beat me to it. However, I don’t find it “humorous”. :-). Someone will catch my humor. :-)
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Old 07-31-2021, 11:02 PM   #17
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I did the same thing 6 yrs ago- did not go get it checked out , after a weeks rest I went back hunting and had drawn back on a buck but never got the angle. When I let off it felt like a knife stabbed me in my shoulder and that was it for me until about 4 months ago! I could not make myself get a crossbow so I got a very smooth bow and I’m shooting 56 lbs . All is good now!
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Old 07-31-2021, 11:27 PM   #18
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Sounds like it might be your rotator cuff. Look up the “supraspinatus” muscle and you’ll notice it runs and attaches near the front of your shoulder… the front of the shoulder is a common site for pain when that muscle is involved. Hopefully it’s a simple strain! Keep it moving but hold off on any sort of heavy lifting for at least a week.


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Old 08-01-2021, 01:19 AM   #19
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Vaginitis. Drink a beer and walk it off. JK.

OP…Never said if it was the bow arm or string arm. Makes a difference. If bow arm…form is wrong. If string arm…form is wrong.

Good luck Mr85. Im a huge fan of fewest arrows possible in a session. Its not a natural position for us to maintain the strain on our joints amd ligaments.

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Old 08-01-2021, 06:42 AM   #20
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Could be a strained or torn labrum.
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Old 08-01-2021, 10:21 AM   #21
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Lower your poundage on your bow.
Do stretching exercises before you shoot to warm up.
Shoot less at the beginning, and increase as you get stronger.
Shooting too much in a single session just causes the development of bad shooting form.
I've ruined both my shoulders working and not doing archery so listen to your body.
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Old 08-01-2021, 03:34 PM   #22
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Arm has no pain today. Gonna give it a rest for a week and see what happens.

I’m not a newby to archery and am used to pulling heavy poundage bows....I just think I overdid it this time. Hope it’s a stressed tendon or ligament and not something more serious
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Old 08-01-2021, 04:35 PM   #23
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Old 08-01-2021, 04:47 PM   #24
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There’s a big difference- the arrow goes further into the ground on the other side of the deer at 70 vs 58.
Good one John.
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Old 08-01-2021, 04:51 PM   #25
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Arm has no pain today. Gonna give it a rest for a week and see what happens.

I’m not a newby to archery and am used to pulling heavy poundage bows....I just think I overdid it this time. Hope it’s a stressed tendon or ligament and not something more serious
No arm pain sounds good, rest some more also sounds good. Sneak up on it don’t overdo when you start back up, good luck.
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Old 08-01-2021, 06:59 PM   #26
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Good one John.
It also hits the ground a lot sooner at 58 vs. 70 lbs too.

I want my rigs to be able to take animals at 80-90 yards. If all I did was shoot whitetails out of a pop up then yes I would shoot a 60 lb bow
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Old 08-01-2021, 07:50 PM   #27
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Im not sure my 50# longbow would even stick in a bag target at 90 yards
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