Originally Posted by gambit50
My point is that if your shoulder does not sublux, the length of arm measured from shoulder to wrist does not change.
Obviously, if it goes out, then the length will.
So, I am wondering if you are worried about the different arm lengths in your jacket because you will wear it with and without a sublux(of any degree).
Otherwise, the issue does not make sense to me.
The subluxation doesn't enter into it. The laxity of the ligaments in the shoulder causes the natural position of the shoulder to be unstable leading to hypermobility (i.e. subluxation). If not treated, the weight of the arm continues to stretch the ligaments and muscles. This is one way in which the arm gets longer. The primary fixes for this are either surgery, which I'd really rather avoid if at all possible, or constant strength training of the rotator cuff and surrounding muscles to bring the shoulder back to a position which exhibits a greater stability and more normal range of motion. This training causes the muscles around the shoulder to tighten so that it can sit where it is properly supposed to, and I can assure you that it leads to a change in the length of your sleeve measurements, especially on jackets because part of this process causes the shape and expression of your shoulder to change. If the musculature is not maintained, the shoulder will loosen, become unstable again, and return to its previous position - i.e. your arm gets longer.
Originally Posted by in stitches
sorry to hear that tits, that sounds tough. stay strong.
No worries dude. I hate shoulder exercises and sometimes miss the bar trick where I pull one shoulder out of socket to make that arm a few inches longer than the other, but both are preferable to waking up in agony because my shoulder isn't properly positioned.