View Full Version : Pool Injury, Ouch it hurts :(

06-06-2003, 03:03 AM
Playing in a 9B tourney last night my opponant missed the 8B and left me Snooker.

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I managed to curves the CB just enough to make the shot and get out (i won the match too) but in the process i hurt my bridge arm shoulder.
I was uncomfortable on the shot and was not sure on how hard to hit it. so when i finally pulled the trigger I sort of punch and hesitated on the follow through and i felt a pain immediately afterwards in my shoulder, then i had to play the rest of my matches like. /ccboard/images/graemlins/frown.gif hurts worse now.
Has this or something similar ever happen to anyone here?

06-06-2003, 08:37 AM
This is caused by a common flaw in your bridge during the shot. The purpose of the bridge is to SUPPORT and GUIDE the shaft of the cue, not to support the body. This is most evident on shots like masse' and jump shots, when the bridge feels awkward. Also, more than likely you had some major flinching on teh follow through. Given the unequal weight distribution and the type of shot, your bridge shoulder took the force of the flinching, therefore causing this "injury". I would guess by the diagram of your shot, that you were leaning to the left, supporting the weight of your body on your left shoulder in order to see teh cue ball spin around the 9 ball. This happens more than you think.

This is an article I wrote on the bridge where I talk about this.


06-06-2003, 09:38 PM
Hey great thanks for the info, I'll check it out now.
BTW my shoulder is still sore /ccboard/images/graemlins/frown.gif

06-07-2003, 09:14 PM
Try the Icy Hot patch, works great. I know from experience.