I just popped my shoulder again opening a bottle of beer.
Thought I was having a stroke. But 30 years back I dislocated my shoulder a couple of times playing rugby. It’s that which just came back to bite me. Opening a bottle of beer, that sitting on a table a little lower than the shoulder was happy with. Holding it with one hand, opener in the other. Creak – and the entire arm just goes entirely and wholly floppy. Like a seal, can move it by waving it around but no muscular control at all.
That I was shouting to raise the dead – and fluently – says it’s not the other thing. It’s just the damn joint gone. half an hour later fingers work, but arm has to be rested for them to do so. And there’s a definite “Eeek” at the thought of trying to do anything serious with the shoulder. Can type, so again don’t think it’s the other. And the pain is definitely in the shoulder……I can feel it click – clickety, clickety.
Sigh. Bugger. Age, eh? And rugby injuries.