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escholar05
04-19-2007, 11:45 PM
I always stretch and properly warm up before I start a workout, but about two weeks ago I woke up the morning after a normal workout (didnt feel anything during the workout) with rediculous shoulder pain. So I rested it completely for two weeks, and went back and tried to bench about 75lbs, and now it hurts even worse. I can't fully extend my arm without pain, much less pick anything up with an outstretch arm, and it also is pretty nagging at rest. I have an appt with the orthopaedic that did my knees in may, but I was wondering what you guys that have had shoulder injuries before think, and if theres anything I can do about it to help my situation while I wait to see the Dr. Thanks.

powerman2000
04-20-2007, 12:27 AM
I always stretch and properly warm up before I start a workout, but about two weeks ago I woke up the morning after a normal workout (didnt feel anything during the workout) with rediculous shoulder pain. So I rested it completely for two weeks, and went back and tried to bench about 75lbs, and now it hurts even worse. I can't fully extend my arm without pain, much less pick anything up with an outstretch arm, and it also is pretty nagging at rest. I have an appt with the orthopaedic that did my knees in may, but I was wondering what you guys that have had shoulder injuries before think, and if theres anything I can do about it to help my situation while I wait to see the Dr. Thanks.
Without knowing exactly what is causing the pain it's impossible to give suggestions on how to treat it.

I had severe tendonitis once in my right shoulder. It was so bad that it basically left my arm paralyzed. I had an MRI done and nothing was damaged, just a real bad case of tendonitis. So I started flushing as much blood through my inflammed shoulder joint to break up all the toxic build up crap that had accumulated in there by using a microwavable heating pad. Once I started using it my shoulder immediately started to recover. I also stopped doing BB bench presses.

gymaddict01
04-20-2007, 02:27 AM
i have experienced this after a few hard chest workouts. but i just let it fade away... dont worry abotu it too much because worrying about it will keep it nagging you. get some blood flowing to it. hold a bar or put yoru hands against a wall over your head and just let your arms hang or take the pressure off of your deloids. kind of a relieving feeling when the blood starts flowing.

Adam228
04-20-2007, 02:45 AM
Can you lift your arm above your shoulder and touch your shoulder?

If you can't, even if there isn't any pain, it's your rotator cuff. You need to get that fixed, the damage can become permanent.

chugg
04-20-2007, 08:09 PM
I am having a similar problem but not as bad. I did it benching. When I lift my arm higher than my neck I get a sharp pain on the top of my shoulder. It seems like it went away every day until I lift something with it higher than my shoulder, the sharp pain comes back. Any clue what this is? I can swing my arm in a full circle no problem but if I have something heavy in my hand its alot of sharp pain.

escholar05
04-20-2007, 10:21 PM
I was thinking that it was probably tendonitis, because nothing feels structurally wrong with it (no catching or range of motion probs). I never thought about a heating pad, I'll have to try that, lately i've just been using a TENS unit on it 20 min twice a day, which has at least helped with the pain. I think I'm just gonna have to suck up my pride and stop lifting for 2 or 3 weeks until the doc says ok. Thanks for all the help

escholar05
04-22-2007, 02:27 PM
I ended up getting an xray at the chiro office, and he said it was separated. Has this ever happened to anyone here from lifting? I always thought a blunt force was required. I plan on just 3 weeks of ice heat and rest, and then starting light...but what can I do to prevent myself from doing it again?

stracin
04-24-2007, 09:26 AM
IT was separated??? WTF. Can't say I've ever heard of that just happening.

I stumbled across this page on a search cuz I'm having a similar pain in my shoulder. I have full ROM but if I stick my arm str8 out and put some weight on it, it kills. Putting on my boots was excruciating this morning.

AlMovement
04-24-2007, 11:44 AM
but I was wondering what you guys that have had shoulder injuries before think, and if theres anything I can do about it to help my situation while I wait to see the Dr. Thanks.

Just reading this made my shoulders hurt. I've been on the receiving end of the ortho knife several times and a busted shoulder is the pits. Your ortho might recommend an MRI (MRA) with contrast (gadolinium) to figure out what the hell. This is expensive & of course, they'll have to inject the joint. I was really dreading this procedure the first time but aside from the pain in my wallet, it isn't very painful. There's a lot that can go wrong in the shoulder by virtue of its anatomy and range of motion. There's a lot of important stuff running around nearby, namely neurovascular bundles & even distal portions of the brachial plexus (see my missing middle trap on my profile page!). It's worth taking seriously, in my opinion. I've had an acromioplasty, two labral debridements, cuff repair & a biceps fixation. It all started from a rare posterior dislocation playing football. That being said, I've had a vicious biceps tendonitis that hurt as bad as the rotator cuff tear! I guess my point is that serious injuries can masquerade as simple conditions & it's worth letting your ortho prod at it a bit. Hope you do well! al

escholar05
04-24-2007, 01:52 PM
thanks for the help man, i really appreciate it. Having had 6 knee ligaments reconstructed, I've learned to not have problems with giving specialists time and leeway to figure stuff out. The same guy that did my knees is doing my shoulder, and hes Ohio State's team physician, so hopefully we can figure somethin out that wont sideline me too long.