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    SLAP tear people, what were your symptoms like and did you train with a SLAP tear?

    Hey guys,

    I was diagnosed with a SLAP tear in my right shoulder after an MRI scan in April 2020. I went to get get my shoulder checked out because I had a sharp pain in the middle of my shoulder when I did push exercises. The diagnosis from the MRI scan read "suspicion of SLAP tear". I went to see a shoulder specialist and he did all kinds of ROM tests with me and I passed all of them without pain, so he ordered me to do PT. I did PT religiously and focussed on doing rotator cuff exercises and pulling movements.

    Fast forward to today and I am in no pain whatsoever during the day, the only discomfort I feel is when I do DB bench press. The best way to describe the discomfort is that my pec gets really, really tight and it feels a bit wonky. Stretching my pecs alleviates the feeling and I can go about my business after that. The feeling doesn't feel like it comes from my shoulder, but from my armpit. My left shoulder is more mobile and flexible than my right shoulder but I have a full ROM with my right shoulder and literally in no pain during any of the movements. Based on how I feel, my doctor categorically ruled out operating on my shoulder because he said there's no way to guarantee it would be any better.

    The feeling I have in my right shoulder/pec area is more of a nuisance than anything else. I can lift heavy and can do all exercises but I get this nagging feeling after a heavy workout.

    Have any of you had similar experiences? If you haven't had surgery, has it been the right choice for you?

    Very keen to hear what the community here has experienced
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