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    woke up with unexplained shoulder pain...help!?

    the other day i went to bed with no problems, pain or soreness. i woke up the next morning with pain in my middle/front delt. it doesnt hurt when im relaxed but i experience sharp pain when i raise my arm in front of me or out to the side.
    the day before i did chest, shoulders and tris but it went smoothly and i have no reason to beleive i injured it while at the gym. it hasnt gotten any better over the past three days.

    this is not the first time this has happened but i always just thought i slept on my arm wrong or something. this time it seems to hurt more and has lasted longer.

    has any one else ever woke up with shoulder pain like this?
    is it a sign of rotator cuff injury?
    did i just sleep on my arm wrong?
    seriously...WTF?
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    Does it hurt to bench but not hurt to work out your back or anything else?
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    It happened to me a couple of weeks ago, OP, in my right shoulder. Still hurts. I took four days off from lifting, come back on a Tuesday, do one warm up set on the decline BB press and WHAM the barbell just crashed right down into my chest, as my shoulder just gave out.

    I can't do any bench pressing or shoulder presses, dips or push ups!! When I do back/arms/shoulder exercises besides presses, I'm fine. So I have no idea what the problem is. Driving me nuts!
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    Hmmm... sounds like a strain - take a week off and start back with some RC band work.
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    Do you sleep with pressure on your shoulders? Do you sleep on your arms?
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    Originally Posted by RyanGrob View Post
    Does it hurt to bench but not hurt to work out your back or anything else?
    i havny really done much since it happened. from what im feeling now i would imagine pushing exercises would hurt more then pulling.
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    Originally Posted by ChokeOnStrength View Post
    Do you sleep with pressure on your shoulders? Do you sleep on your arms?
    after the pain started i was sleeeping on my stomach with my arms tucked above my head so i wouldnt sleep on top of one. i recently read that is a bad way to sleep if you have RC problems.
    who knows what other positions im in throughout the night. i would imagine the best way to sleep would be in my back.
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    sometimes that happenes to me. i always thought it was from sleeping on it wrong but i wonder if it is also casued by having imbalanced deltoid muscles?
    it has always gone away after about a day or two in my case.
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    Originally Posted by Blake Austin View Post
    It happened to me a couple of weeks ago, OP, in my right shoulder. Still hurts. I took four days off from lifting, come back on a Tuesday, do one warm up set on the decline BB press and WHAM the barbell just crashed right down into my chest, as my shoulder just gave out.

    I can't do any bench pressing or shoulder presses, dips or push ups!! When I do back/arms/shoulder exercises besides presses, I'm fine. So I have no idea what the problem is. Driving me nuts!
    Sounds like what I have. Try this. Between your front delt and your shoulder joint lies your bicep tendon. It fits in a little grove that is in the joint. Take your hand and push in that area between your front delt and shoulder joint. You will know where I'm talking about. Don't push TOO hard, but definitely put some pressure in there. If you don't feel pain, try moving around as you may not be in the right spot. After you are done with your bad shoulder, if you find pain, try the same spot on your good shoulder.
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    Originally Posted by RyanGrob View Post
    Take your hand and push in that area between your front delt and shoulder joint.
    are you talking about where the front delt and bicep come together???
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    Originally Posted by OteMeelEgWite View Post
    are you talking about where the front delt and bicep come together???
    Yes. Around that region. Basically, push down into your front delt close to your joint socket. I'm not responsible if you screw yourself up further What you should feel on your bad shoulder is a sharp pain when you push in, then it dulls off after you stop. When you do it on your good shoulder, nothing should hurt.
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    Originally Posted by RyanGrob View Post
    Yes. Around that region. Basically, push down into your front delt close to your joint socket. I'm not responsible if you screw yourself up further What you should feel on your bad shoulder is a sharp pain when you push in, then it dulls off after you stop. When you do it on your good shoulder, nothing should hurt.
    no pain for me
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    I had this once. Turned out to be bursitis, treatment was rest + ice + NSAIDs (Advil). Was back to normal in a couple weeks.

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    Originally Posted by OteMeelEgWite View Post
    no pain for me
    Well, my diagnosis is out the door. Sorry I can't help you any further.
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    Originally Posted by OteMeelEgWite View Post
    no pain for me
    No pain for me, either. It only hurts when I try to press a weight. When I just do the press movement, it's fine. It's almost as if my right should now is extremely, EXTREMELY weak.

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    This is what happened to me. Benched with poor form; my arm shoulder was very loose during the day. The next day my shoulder hurt like a MF.

    That got better over months, then I hurt it again. Rinse and repeat.

    Finally got an arthogram done and turns out it's a partial thickness tear of my RC. Surgery's set for November 9.

    Best thing is to do NO weights until you've had an ortho examine you. Otherwise you might be stupid like me and reinjure and reinjure. That's no way to go through life.

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    Originally Posted by OteMeelEgWite View Post
    the other day i went to bed with no problems, pain or soreness. i woke up the next morning with pain in my middle/front delt. it doesnt hurt when im relaxed but i experience sharp pain when i raise my arm in front of me or out to the side.
    the day before i did chest, shoulders and tris but it went smoothly and i have no reason to beleive i injured it while at the gym. it hasnt gotten any better over the past three days.

    this is not the first time this has happened but i always just thought i slept on my arm wrong or something. this time it seems to hurt more and has lasted longer.

    has any one else ever woke up with shoulder pain like this?
    is it a sign of rotator cuff injury?
    did i just sleep on my arm wrong?
    seriously...WTF?
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    I'm not a doctor, and I don't know what exactly caused the pain...but keep this in mind

    when I would sleep with my arms above my head I would wake up randomly to my shoulder dislocating...sometimes both. keep the arms down.

    best thing you can do is rest it and go see an ortho
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    could also be a torn labrum
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    **** this ****. why is there no warnng anywhere for sleeping with your arms up. i always sleep like that and now i have this **** for like the third time. ****ing hell this way ill never reach that 3plate benchpress . yesterday i felt fine and today suddenly im FUKKED all snapped up.

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