I have been having a slight pain with my shoulder lately, I have stopped all pressing and overhead movements for around 2 weeks. The pain is most noticable when I point my thumb at my body and raise my arm laterally. I have been icing and taking advill everynight but it just isnt getting any better. I have also noticed that there is a small bump at the edge of my shoulder this is what worries me most. The pain isnt very severe but it is nagging and doesnt go away. I have also been doing rc exercises for around 4 weeks. I just really want to heal this up, only doing legs everyweek is getting old.
06-10-2008, 08:07 AM #1
shoulder issue, bump on top of shoulderBench: 285
Box squat: 415
06-10-2008, 09:19 AM #2
Hey, I am something like that a little while back. It was a fatty deposit that just got between my skin and everytime I did overhead presses it stuck out more and more and it was getting bigger so I had it cut out. Just a big ass chunk of white fat. Mine only hurt sometimes so I don't know if it is the same thing you have. Go see a doctor and get it checked
06-10-2008, 10:41 AM #3
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06-10-2008, 05:47 PM #5
What I recommend you do. ICE, keep up with yous NSAID's (ibuprofen or w/e you use), and rotator cuff work. It might take a little while to heal (anywhere from 2 weeks to maybe 2 months). I know 2 months is not the news you want to hear BUT trust me on this one, 2 months care is definitely better than pushing through this injury with pain. You can easily mess up your shoulder if you push through this injury (see the first link I posted below. The author of the article pushed through his injury). Also, when you FINALLY do get back at the weights, use a joint supplement to help your shoulder .
Here are a couple of articles related to shoulder/ac joint issues that might be useful to you. They were very informative and useful to me, and a little knowledge will help you here;
GL in the healing process bro. I'm pulling for you to heal. I know the frustration you feel...trust me.
06-16-2008, 08:45 AM #6
well im going to bite the bullet and see a doc today, I have full range of motion with no real pain, it only hurts if I lift my arm laterally with my thumb facing my body. Its a ac seperation of some sort im sure, hopefully not too bad. I have the usual bump on the top of my shoulder.Bench: 285
Box squat: 415
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Could be weightlifters shoulder which is degeneration of the bone. Or Ac joint arthritis which Is what I had. Luckily, I caught it early enough where a physical therapist saw that I was doing way to much pressing movements and not enough pulling. Pretty much my chest, traps and front delts were over powering everything and causing me to hunch which put pressure on the ac joint and caused the arthritis. The fix was to work the rear delts, lower traps and back more. Strengthening those will keep the tension constant and keep everything correct. After I found the fix, I always destroy my rear delts now. Just because you don't see them doesn't mean you shouldn't work them out!!!