Normal to have shoulder pain with forehand starting out?

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Normal to have shoulder pain with forehand starting out?

Postby UncleBrother2001 » Mon May 05, 2014 3:27 pm

My buddy is pretty new to the game of Disc Golf. He's trying to learn forehand because at the moment he can't throw turnovers for tighter dogleg right holes yet.

Every time he throws forehand he lets out a "OW!". I've tried helping him with grip and how to go about throwing it,but he still has the pain.

It's not on the top of his shoulder,but in the front inbetween the joint and the shoulder muscle he says.

If you guys have something I can tell him to help out with making his pain less I'm all ears.
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Re: Normal to have shoulder pain with forehand starting out?

Postby JR » Mon May 05, 2014 10:03 pm

No idea but low power never ripping is good in the beginning. Warm up fully and stretches might help. Muscle imbalance issues should be checked and exercised off. More legs and hips and less arm in the technique could help.
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Re: Normal to have shoulder pain with forehand starting out?

Postby JTdisc » Tue May 06, 2014 6:18 am

That's not normal.

Throwing a lot of hard forehands might leave you sore afterward, but the actual throws shouldn't hurt.

Have your buddy stop throwing forehands and see his doctor sometime.
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Re: Normal to have shoulder pain with forehand starting out?

Postby UncleBrother2001 » Wed May 07, 2014 7:23 pm

Getting him to see a doctor probably aint gonna happen. :lol:

I'll work with him a bit more and see if I can get the pain to stop. If not I'll tell him to stop throwing them.
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Re: Normal to have shoulder pain with forehand starting out?

Postby Stringbean » Thu May 08, 2014 5:08 pm

It's just like backhand... arm and shoulder pain is ususally the result of strong arming.
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Re: Normal to have shoulder pain with forehand starting out?

Postby UncleBrother2001 » Thu May 08, 2014 8:56 pm

Sweet, good to know man. Next time I'm out with them I'll really focus on his form and see if he is throwing it too hard.
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Re: Normal to have shoulder pain with forehand starting out?

Postby zeramant86 » Fri Jun 06, 2014 8:09 am

Yeah, I throw mostly forehand, and stretching is an absolute must. It should be anyway, but I see alot of guys that don't bother doing it. My other question is how heavy is the disc he's throwing? Maybe try a lighter weight disc? It does sound like he's trying to strong arm his disc. For holes like this I actually use a blizzard ape 135g. It weighs next to nothing, and always ends and skips out to the right like I want. I don't really use it for much else.
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