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Mary Mowder
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I'm having a twinge in my shoulder which makes it impossible to do one of my signature card flourishes from the right side. (I throw the deck behind and over my left shoulder and catch in front in two fans.)
I can do it on the other side but not as reliably. This was not from any specific injury. I can do every thing else I do fine just not throwing the behind stuff.

I thought this kind of problem must come up for real Jugglers.

Any tips from the Pros? Home remedies?

Ice or Heat?

Let it rest or keep it limber?

Just have an alternate routine? (Which is what I'm doing now.)

When this comes up for you do you go to the Dr. right away or try to wait it out?

Thank you.

-Mary Mowder
Mary Mowder
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It got better in two weeks of very light use. YEA!

By the way T.G. Murphy's book "Imagication" teaches the deck throw I mentioned in the last post.

-Mary Mowder
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On 2009-11-24 21:19, Mary Mowder wrote:
I'm having a twinge in my shoulder which makes it impossible to do one of my signature card flourishes from the right side. (I throw the deck behind and over my left shoulder and catch in front in two fans.)
I can do it on the other side but not as reliably. This was not from any specific injury. I can do every thing else I do fine just not throwing the behind stuff.

I thought this kind of problem must come up for real Jugglers.

Any tips from the Pros? Home remedies?

Ice or Heat?

Let it rest or keep it limber?

Just have an alternate routine? (Which is what I'm doing now.)

When this comes up for you do you go to the Dr. right away or try to wait it out?

Thank you.

-Mary Mowder


I didn't see this first time around, personally I think the best thing is prevention rather than cure. Going to a local gym and being taught how to warm up and cool down, read some athletic forums and work out how to structure a training regime. While you can continue lightly practicing through discomfort, if it is actually painful you should stop. And you should build into your schedule rest days, and weeks where you consolidate rather than always trying to improve.

Beside that, ice will help, and if you have an minor injury that doesn't clear up after a week or two of rest/light exercise it is often a good idea to have a chat with a doctor about it. If you fall/things swell up/ things are very painful / things go red you should see your doctor - use common sence.
Mary Mowder
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Thanks tomterm8,

You're right. I guess I never really thought of myself as a juggler so I hadn't prepared for that kind of problem as far as training and warm-ups. I'll take it more seriously from now on.

By the way, if I had thought it was serious I would have gone to a Dr. Like you say, common sense.

-Mary Mowder
scaress
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A baseball pitcher will have the same problems.
the pro's use ice, ibprofine, etc., but bottom line is, you have to learn to pace yourself. when your arms get tired, your done for the day.

I should know, last time I wanted to 'work through the pain' I gave myself tendonitis.
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