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bentley465
02-05-2012, 11:56 PM
I am wondering if anyone else has experienced something similar, and might be able to tell me what's happening in my shoulder. This injury came literally out of nowhere - one day it was just there, and its very motion specific. I only really bothers me when I do pullups, and that's distressing as I rely heavily on pullups/chinups in my back routine as both a warmup and as a finisher. The pain is in the back part of my upper arm, and seems to be located right where the inner part of the tricep tucks under the posterior deltoid. It is very localized, about the size of a quarter or so, but significantly painful - to the point that pullups are not possible at the moment. All other multi-joint exercises seem to not be affected, as dead lifting, benching and even rear delt flyes don't give my any trouble. Any ideas...........????

yakabebe
02-06-2012, 04:01 AM
I am wondering if anyone else has experienced something similar, and might be able to tell me what's happening in my shoulder. This injury came literally out of nowhere - one day it was just there, and its very motion specific. I only really bothers me when I do pullups, and that's distressing as I rely heavily on pullups/chinups in my back routine as both a warmup and as a finisher. The pain is in the back part of my upper arm, and seems to be located right where the inner part of the tricep tucks under the posterior deltoid. It is very localized, about the size of a quarter or so, but significantly painful - to the point that pullups are not possible at the moment. All other multi-joint exercises seem to not be affected, as dead lifting, benching and even rear delt flyes don't give my any trouble. Any ideas...........????

If I got it right, it sounds like maybe an injury to the teres muscle?
http://www.deeptissue.com/learn/shoulder/teres.jpg

If so and FWIW heres a link
http://www.livestrong.com/article/333956-teres-minor-rehabilitation-stretches/


TERES MINOR REHABILITATION STRETCHES

The teres minor muscle is one of four rotator cuff muscles that surround the shoulder. According to the Sports Injury Clinic, the teres muscle helps to externally rotate the shoulder. Injuries to the teres minor can be treated with stretches that help to restore flexibility and reduce pain.

INTERNAL ROTATION STRETCH
The internal rotation stretch works the rotator cuff muscles and specifically focuses on the teres minor. Perform the stretch by laying on your back on a table, bench or bleacher where your arm can hang off. Bend your elbow to a 90-degree angle and make sure that your shoulder and elbow are in straight line. Your palm should be facing down, and a partner can then provide support under the elbow while he pushes down on your fist. Hold the stretch for at least 15 seconds.

GUIDED ARM ACROSS
You can perform the guided arm across stretch standing or sitting. Start by flexing your elbow to a 90-degree angle and making sure your elbow and shoulder are in a straight line. Then, reach your flexed arm across your body towards the opposite shoulder as far as you can. Take your other hand and pull the flexed arm across more to lengthen the stretch. According to DC First Chiropractic Resources, the external rotation of this stretch emphasizes the teres minor.

BEHIND ROTATOR STRETCH
The behind rotator stretch or the posterior shoulder stretch is great for rotator cuff injuries according to the Sports Injury Clinic. This move can be performed standing or kneeling down. Place one arm behind your back with your palm facing behind you and the back of your hand touching the middle of your back. Your elbow should be pointing out, then use your other hand to grab your elbow and pull it forward while keeping your behind the back hand still.

FRONT SHOULDER STRETCH
The front shoulder stretch works the front muscles of the shoulder area including the rotator cuff muscles. Start by flexing your elbow to 90 degrees and make sure that your elbow and shoulder are in a straight line. Then place your forearm against a wall, door or other solid surface and rotate your body away from the door while keeping the forearm still against the wall. The Sports Injury Clinic advises to hold the stretch for 20 seconds. You should feel a gentle stretch, but no pain, in the front of the shoulder.


Read more: http://www.livestrong.com/article/333956-teres-minor-rehabilitation-stretches/#ixzz1lbPBCb7j

paolo59
02-06-2012, 04:45 AM
Had something almost identical a couple of years ago. Felt like a hot-poker, right on the spot you mention, left side. Was doing pull-ups as well. I found that I could do some light lat work pretty quickly after the fact, but nothing that required that 'full length' extension.

JOHN GARGANI
02-06-2012, 05:08 AM
Any ideas...........????

YEP! this is YOUR body telling you that it DOESN'T want to "warm up" with your full body weight, which is the bugaboo of pullups....

instead, when you return, open up with lat pulldowns, so that you can GRADUALLY bring the weight up and properly warm up the muscles...

CardinalRB34
02-06-2012, 05:53 AM
I tore a lat once. THe location of the pain made me think it was a tricep, which didn't make sense as I was doing hammer strength pulldowns. Most people don't realize that the lat muscle attaches to the upper humerus bone. You could've injured your lat... best bet is to see your orthopedic doc.

jor012
02-06-2012, 06:11 AM
YEP! this is YOUR body telling you that it DOESN'T want to "warm up" with your full body weight, which is the bugaboo of pullups....

instead, when you return, open up with lat pulldowns, so that you can GRADUALLY bring the weight up and properly warm up the muscles...Makes total sense.

bentley465
02-06-2012, 07:00 AM
I am wondering if anyone else has experienced something similar, and might be able to tell me what's happening in my shoulder. This injury came literally out of nowhere - one day it was just there, and its very motion specific. I only really bothers me when I do pullups, and that's distressing as I rely heavily on pullups/chinups in my back routine as both a warmup and as a finisher. The pain is in the back part of my upper arm, and seems to be located right where the inner part of the tricep tucks under the posterior deltoid. It is very localized, about the size of a quarter or so, but significantly painful - to the point that pullups are not possible at the moment. All other multi-joint exercises seem to not be affected, as dead lifting, benching and even rear delt flyes don't give my any trouble. Any ideas...........????

Thanks for the help, everyone. I knew I could count on my forum members for some good input. All very helpful!