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looking for a sport 3 years 1 month ago #54649

Hi all,
I used to swim at a very competitive level, 4 hours a day. Since my accident limited controlled movement in my left arm and none in my hand (was previously my dominant arm). I also wear a full arm brace with a an ajustable setting allowing me to move my arm in a controlled way. Or have any feeling in my left arm whatso ever. Ie learning from the begining. Slooowwwwllly.
I want to participate in an aerobic sport again an eventually at a high level. But at the moment it cant be anything that needs use of both arms, or risk of being knocked etc, also just running long distance isnt currently an option due to the weight of my arm brace (its metal) and heavy. iv had to wear it for 3 and a half years so far with no sign of stopping soon.
Anyway some advice on various sports or maybe adaptions or personal experience would be greatly appreciated,
Thankyou :)

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looking for a sport 3 years 1 month ago #54654

how about diving sweety? you just have to learn how to do it without making a big splash

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looking for a sport 3 years 1 month ago #54655

I can't get my arm brace wet or take it off. Plus iv got to much metal etc in my shoulder an elbow the high impact would wreck it :(. I only know this because I suggested this to my surgeon and physio. They werent impressed lol

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looking for a sport 3 years 1 month ago #54656

how about softball?

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looking for a sport 3 years 1 month ago #54658

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How about tennis? or table tennnis

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looking for a sport 3 years 1 month ago #54659

Thanks guys, just got to finally accept I cant swim anymore

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looking for a sport 3 years 1 month ago #54660

Don't be sad about what you can't do in life. There are a ton of things to replace them

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looking for a sport 3 years 1 month ago #54679

Keep smiling sweetheart I'm sure you will find something you can enjoy doing. :)

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looking for a sport 3 years 1 month ago #54687

Disabled Sport has come a long since the Para-Olympic's I'm sure you will find something you enjoy in time. Until then enjoy trying lots of new sports out until you find the one that you enjoy the most!

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looking for a sport 3 years 4 weeks ago #55034

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How about running? You look to be quite slim and obviously care about your physical condition. You could eventually work yourself up to a marathon?

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looking for a sport 3 years 4 weeks ago #55035

Thanks for the suggestions guys. Running isn't currently an option but iv just started weight bearing through it, which is a big improvement so you never know I may be able to one day.
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looking for a sport 3 years 4 weeks ago #55040

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Is it to support your arm or does it have a motor on it?

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