Shooting after shoulder surgery

Discussion in 'General Firearm Forum' started by captcaveman, Apr 4, 2012.

  1. captcaveman

    captcaveman New Member

    I’m not sure where to post this, so TxShooter please move it to where you think it belongs. I’m recovering from shoulder surgery and was wondering if anyone else here has been through it and how it affected your shooting. I have had two elbow surgeries (both elbows) and the shoulder since12/09, and after the elbows where fixed I had to go from a weaver stance to an isosceles to help lessen the recoil going through just my right elbow and arm, and to help with my cross eye dominance.
    I’m just looking for some input on how long it took to get back into shooting again without discomfort or changing stances or grip to shoot comfortably again.
    The good thing about this is I’m spending a lot of time in front of my re-loader and will have a thousand or better rounds ready to feed my G23 with.
  2. Happysniper1

    Happysniper1 New Member

    Sorry to hear about your troubles, CaptCaveMan.

    Hope it all works out well...

    I had a triple-bypass New Year's Eve of 2009, and it was not until late Feb 2010 that I was able to resume shooting.

  3. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 RETIRED MODERATOR Sponsor Lifetime Supporting Member

    Recovery from any type of major surgery is up to the individual...

    their ability to overcome pain when going through rehab, their age,

    even their state of mind comes into play...

    Are you in any type of therapy for your injury ?
  4. captcaveman

    captcaveman New Member

    I'll be 10 weeks post-op tomorrow and just started PT this week, so I'm probably rushing things. The weather is getting nice and I would love to get out shooting, but I need to be smart about my recovery.Instead of me going out and shooting, I should take my 12 year old granddaughter out with her Christamas present from me, a Mossberg 702 Plinkster and enjoy some time with her at the range.:)
  5. Rav_G20

    Rav_G20 Member

    I had my shoulder operated on in January of 09. I was out of work for 8 weeks then had therapy for 8 weeks. I was on light duty at work for 3 months. once I was off of light duty and got all my strength back I was still Leary of shooting my 30.06 so I shot my .22 for quite a while. I think it was the end of July till I started shooting the bigger rifles.

    My shoulder still is 100% since I recovered from the surgery and I hope you make a full recovery to. It was my first and only surgery and I hope I don't get laid up like that again. Good luck to Ya
  6. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 RETIRED MODERATOR Sponsor Lifetime Supporting Member

    ^^^ Now, that sounds like therapy to me !! ^^^