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PowWow / Re: Shoulder pain and advice
« Last post by Bowguy67 on July 01, 2022, 05:20:01 PM »
Brother, I’ve got shoulder issues. I rehabbed em that was against their opinion. They said I needed surgery. Both rotator cuffs torn. Better shoulder had arthritis, brucitis, tendinitis, bony tumors, bone spurs, bony cysts, fluid in shoulder, bicep tendon grossly attached. On the opposite side it’s similar but I blew the long head of the bicep off. Never got it repaired, never missed any lifting or shooting. I have no pain at least none that’s not bearable. Usually zero. At one point it was so bad I couldn’t get my own shirt off too good or pick up my than one year old.
Someone may say rest it. Horse poop. Rehab ain’t rest. It’s actually working the injury. Also working support areas to strengthen it. I’ve been super physical my whole life. Lots of injuries and broken bones. You need fresh blood in that injured area imo. Do the work and keep on keeping on. Now regarding the torn bicep. My Dr said a chronic brucitis cure is cutting that tendon. Im mid 50s. At the gym when I don’t work out home where I do free weights I’ll still max out the cable preacher curls with my cep. Only saying this to qualify, You’ll lose nothing even if it breaks free
Which shoulder is hurting cause you shouldn’t be straining a shoulder if your drawing with back
PowWow / Re: Shoulder pain and advice
« Last post by GCook on July 01, 2022, 05:15:58 PM »
Is the bicep tendon a full thickness tear or a partial thickness tear?
Partial thickness you may be able to heal in 8 to 12 weeks.  If you're over 45 years old you may want to have your testosterone levels checked.  I had partial thickness tears in my rotator cuff two years straight.  After starting replacement therapy I've had no problems since.  I healed in half the time the second tear because I started TRT early during therapy and recovery.
PowWow / Re: Tradgang Hall of Fame week 8
« Last post by smokin joe on July 01, 2022, 05:14:14 PM »
Great Trad Gang members on the list. Congrats to all.
 :clapper: :clapper: :clapper:
The Bowyer's Bench / Re: Warf longbow
« Last post by wood carver 2 on July 01, 2022, 04:42:38 PM »
The tiller looks spot on. Nice work!
PowWow / Shoulder pain and advice
« Last post by D. Key on July 01, 2022, 04:20:44 PM »
I took a fall in Jan. 2021 on soft ground onto the point of the elbow. At contact I felt something pop and had some pain. Fast forward to March 2022...I had my annual physical and told my doctor of the ongoing pain. He took X-Rays and said it wasn’t a torn rotator but rather damaged tendons, gave me a shot of steroids and referred me to a physical therapist for 15 treatments. After 13 treatments my shoulder felt great and I could shoot my 45# recurved with no pain. Now the problem. I was working on my tractor about 10 days ago and while straining to remove a 3/4” nut, I felt a pop again with a severe pain. Afterward I was diagnosed with a torn upper bicep tendon.

After the above description, I just received a 38# longbow and when I shoot, the sharp pain is intense. So after rambling, can anyone tell me if this pain will subside and if so how long to heal?

Thanks for any response.
The Bowyer's Bench / Warf longbow
« Last post by knuklhed on July 01, 2022, 04:07:37 PM »
So, a gentleman at my club was giving away a Bear Brown Bear compound. I took a look, and said to myself, what's the worst that can happen? So, it found it's way into the shop, where I dismantled it and started measuring and thinking. The limb angles were pretty severe,so I loctited the mounting bolts into the threaded inserts, and pulled them out. Heated up the inserts with the heat gun and pulled the bolts back out. Plugged the holes with dowels and epoxy. Then made a crude fixture to hold it while I used my buddy's mill to change the pads to 12*, and re-drill and tap the holes for the inserts. I also put 1/4" dowel holes in to help with location, as well as reusing the plastic limb pockets that were original equipment. Stripped the original finish, stained, and sprayed VHT on it. Riser ready. Next I did a couple of trial limb glueups. I had a shape I thought would work, flat for 3 3/4", then reflexing about 4 3/4" over the next 24" or so, which puts the tips just ahead of the riser. My first set of limbs were too stout, to say the least. I tried to narrow them, to no good end. Broke 'em. Next was a better guess as to stack, but the elm I used on the back started cracking out. Narrowed them, too, trying to outrun the crack, but another disappointment. Third times' the charm? Got it exercised out to full draw, but just a hair heavier than I'd like, 55#@28", about 66" L.  Anyways, for those who have been kind enough to stick with me here, what do you think of the tiller? (I'll post a full draw pic in the near future, too.)  Thanks!  Roger

Pictures are as follows, riser plugged before milling, riser after milling and refinishing, test limbs, and tiller of final (I hope) limbs.
PowWow / Re: 40# - 45# Bow Harvest Pics?
« Last post by GCook on July 01, 2022, 04:05:16 PM »
Put it in the right spot Corey!!!👍
PowWow / Re: Waldrop PacSeat Updated Pics
« Last post by Michael Guran on July 01, 2022, 04:04:40 PM »
The game sack looks great. I’ll definitely be buying one when they’re available…
Z GiveAways / Re: Free action boo
« Last post by OldRawhide42 on July 01, 2022, 03:37:26 PM »
Put me in. Thanks
The Bowyer's Bench / Re: USPS
« Last post by Roy from Pa on July 01, 2022, 03:35:10 PM »
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