last monday i sort of fucked up my shoulder. the pain is mainly at the front of the rotator and is most intense in pressing movements. i iced it down and applied heat creams, did some of the rehabilitative movements andmore or less dropped lifting for that week. the following tuesday (8 days after initial injury) i decided to try a chest day with light weights because my shoulder felt almost completely fine except for minor stiffness. doing push ups the pain flared up really badly again so i decided to call it quits. i have almost full range of motion today in my shoulder but there is some pain when elevating my arm above parallel with my shoulder. my question to those of you who have experienced shoulder injuries is two part: If you didn't decide to go to a sports therapist or athletic doctor what did you do to help rehabilitate your shoulder and how much time out of the gym did you spend? and If you did go to a sports therapist or athletic doctor how long did you wait to go see them, about how much did it cost, and how long did you spend out of the gym? CLIFFS: shoulder hurts when arm moved above parallel with shoulder (leads me to believe its some form of rotator cuff tear) need advice concerning when to decide to see a sports therapist if its wholly necessary or if i can get by with a few weeks out of gym.