FIT calling all those who have had shoulder injuries

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BlinginAssRims

Now I'm blaumped out
Oct 3, 2004
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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.
 

Nev

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Aug 11, 2004
25,383
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BlinginAssRims said:
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.
I injured mine playing football in late december. The next day i couldn't move it really, especially in any lateral raise sort of motion. I went to a specialist a few days later who did some stuff and shot me up with a cortico steroid and said that it was 'tendonitis bursitis' or something like that..and he didnt "think" it was a rotator cuff tear (which is what I told him I thought it was).

Fast forward to today, and I still have pain in that shoulder. I need to go back sometime :wtc:

I'd definitely go see a dr. I Hope he doesn't fuck it up like mine probably did :mad:
 

ralyks

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Feb 22, 2005
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I had shoulder problems from it popping out during football, before that time I had been benching for a year and not doing any back/reardelt exercises. Every once in awhile it would "pop out" and be in pain for a few hours.
I just started working back as much as chest and doing external rotation exercises, the problem has gone away but I still need to be careful.
 

legiønz

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Oct 16, 2006
10,129
San Diego, California
8 months ago my scapula started hurting like hell when I did exercises. That pain would come and go but then my delts would start hurting, like tearing pain. I went to a sports orthopedic surgeon who looked at my back and saw my scapula was winging when I raised my arms. I then went to a nerve specialist and found that a nerve in my scapula was damaged. I had to take 6 months off of everything, including golf. Now if I go to heavy on incline press or shoulders the pain will come back and won't leave for a month.
To answer your question, I didn't go to physical therapy or anything but I did have to stop lifting for 6 months and it was really lame. Now I have to lift lighter for a while, and hopefully I can start lifting heavy again.
 

Mangopork

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Jan 2, 2006
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Angola
BlinginAssRims said:
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.

Untill recently, I've had tendonitis for years. First incurred that injurty from overdoing my bench pressing and pushups.
I didn't spend any time in the gym for rehabilitation, I just went to a local rolfer and he restructured the soft tissue in my shoulder. Easy.
 

Neo22

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Dec 20, 2003
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The land of confusion
BlinginAssRims said:
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.

focus on more pulling, prone cobras, rows involving scapular retration, external rotations. Don't do any heavy pressing IE : no pushups or military etc.. for at least a week. Give it time to heal. IF that doesn't work then you go to the doctor. Ice don't worry about heat its not going to do shit unless its through ultrasound.
 

sportsjunkie

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Aug 3, 2005
110,641
go see a doctor right away...either an orthopedist or a physiatrist
depending on diagnosis, recovery time can vary

i had a shoulder subluxation and my shoulder clicks all the time now. been doing rotator stability exercises to keep the joint in capsule. if you have a muscle tear, recovery can be 4-8 weeks; if it's capsular problems, recovery is 12 weeks.
if you have problems with keeping arm parallel with shoulder, i'm guessing it has something to do with the supraspinatus
 

spitfyre

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Jun 3, 2004
37,743
Cambridge
i stopped working out for about 4 months becuase of my right shoulder. For some reason it always bugged me doing weights but after that lay off I havnt had any pain and I have been back at if for about 3 months.
 

nitak

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Jun 13, 2005
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i had a bad left shoulder when i was younger. pretty much my left shoulder always clicked and dislocated a few times. I had to go to physical therapy for about 1.5yrs altogether. I did alot of rotator cuff exercises, scapula exercises. pretty much strengthening the whole shoulder region. My shoulder is feeling alot better now. usually a muscle imbalance would cause these problems. Strengthening my posterior/middle/anterior, and back helped alot. my shoulder feels alot more stable now.
 

DTR rex

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Dec 30, 2004
14,419
Chi-Town
No sport therapist here. I just went to family doctor and he gave me some anti-inflamatories. I took about 1 month off of the gym and when I did get back in the gym I didn't do any movements that hurt my shoulder in the last. About 2 weeks after that I was fully healed.

I had to injure it twice before actually doing something to fix it. The first time I injured it I just pushed through the pain and made it worse. You NEED to take time off and give it a chance to heal.

I guess my injury was a strained/pulled ligament with a minor tear. It became inflamed and knotted up.
 
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BlinginAssRims

Now I'm blaumped out
Oct 3, 2004
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hey thanks alot for the input guys, i made the appointment for friday so i guess we'll see how it goes til then...
 
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