Saturday, June 9, 2007

So I popped my shoulder...

...this morning playing basketball. I'd like to say I was having a monster game but really I was quite winded (it was my 3rd or 4th game, 2nd full court). I went for a rebound, someone bumped me, and then realized I couldn't move my right arm (along with searing pain). I looked like something out of a horror film because I couldn't move my arm down.

At this point I was thinking, do I pop the shoulder by myself like they do in the movies? But given my relative inexperience in such things, as well as the previously mentioned searing pain, I thought otherwise.

My buddy Ray and a random dude on the court graciously offered to walk me to Beth Israel, but strangely enough my shoulder popped itself back into the socket on the walk over. So I regained some range of motion and the pain went away but now there's still some soreness and I have limited motion. I'll probably see a doctor to check it out and make sure there isn't any ligament damage. If anyone has suffered a similar injury, please share any special treatments/therapies as I'd like to recover as soon as possible.

It's really not as bad as it sounds. Yup, I'm being tough - nothing can stop THE YUJIN.
(Though feel free to lavish me with notes of sympathy and care packages. :-P) Looks like I'm on the injured list for awhile.

2 comments:

Duncan said...

Yujin, absolutely get it checked out. One dislocation makes subsequent dislocations more probable, and a second injury is likely to be far more severe.

Also, you have no skills; what are you doing on a basketball court anyway?

mheyert said...

Y,
So much for the weekend warrior routine ;-) Be sure to to get back up on that "horse" ASAP.