I couple years ago, I fell.
I suffered a posterior subluxation of my left shoulder. The joint reduced easily in the field. I was hoping that with rest and recovery I would be back to full strength in a few months. Unfortunately that hasn't been the case.
The shoulder joint has good mobility and strength, however I experience chronic subluxation with most dynamic actions, partiularly with the elbow externally rotated and abducted. Along with deceleration actions.
I want to avoid surgery if possible, the days of throwing a baseball, spiking a volleyball, Stretching for a bounce pass etc are behind me.
However I do want to ski at a high level. The issue on the ski hill comes from the moments where control is lost. I will swing my arm wildly trying to regain control. Usually the result is a shoulder subluxation. Some times I do crash, other times I recover and ski away and have to stop or slow down and reduce the joint. The pain is obviously severe, and takes about 72hrs for the swelling to decease and mobility to return.
I'm looking for a brace to support the shoulder. In normal skiing the elbow stays close to the body and there really isn't that much movement other than some flexon and extension. I would like something that prevents the shoulder from abduction and external rotation, while allowing the shoulder flex/extend freely.