Slight tinge in my shoulder

Mackie

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I get a bit of a pain in my shoulder when I do bench presses. It doesn't get affected when I'm doing any other arm exercises.

It feels like it's deep inside my shoulder, I can sometimes feel a tinge of pain when I'm running and my arms are moving a lot, and despite resting for a couple of days it seems to re-appear right away.

Any suggestions? Exercises I can do specifically for my shoulder or certain ways to rest it?

Thanks in advance.
 

Mr T

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Sh1t mate, sounds to me like you have damaged you rotator cuff, (obviously I cannot be 100% certain because Im only going on what you have said).

I say this as I am currently STILL recovering from a rotator cuff injury.

I say it might be this because the first thing i noticed was that my shoulder hurt during bench press but not when my shoulder was relaxed and I was standing up.

If this is the case it will take a few months to heal. If you go to your doctor they will only fob you off with anti imflammatries, or, very bad, give you a catabolic injection in your shoulder which you dont want.

Instead of bench press do some light incline dumbell presses with light weight but concentrate on form.

Like I say im only going on what you have said and what i think it could be

Good luck :)
 

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I think Mr.T hit it on the head. Sounds like a rotater cuff injury. I dislocated my shoulder REALLY bad about 5 years ago. When I do pressups, it still clicks, and is somewhat painful. Just swinging my arm around sometimes, I can feel it click and shift a bit, as with running. I've just been doing rotater cuff exercises to help. I might turn to some massage therapy to help dissipate some of the scar tissue, it might help you as well.
 

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Yeah thanks a lot guys.

I checked the symptoms of rotator cuff on the net, and it definitely seems to be that. I stupidly did a fast length in the pool and pulled a muscle, and it has been giving me a bit of bother since.

Thankfully it's not as bad as I presume some other people have experienced in the past, and I have been laying off the swimming and badminton for the last few days and it seems to be getting better. Hopefully it'll get better within a week or two, because I'm aiming to start my application in the next couple of weeks.

Thanks again for the advice.
 

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Although, the rest are probably correct, i don't know, if it doesn't hurt every time, it could be a stich, you can get them in your shoulder, if its more when your doing cardio and it stops when you rest, it could be that, they are so much worse than a side stich. I get it sometimes when im running,
 

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Sh1t mate, sounds to me like you have damaged you rotator cuff, (obviously I cannot be 100% certain because Im only going on what you have said).

I say this as I am currently STILL recovering from a rotator cuff injury.

I say it might be this because the first thing i noticed was that my shoulder hurt during bench press but not when my shoulder was relaxed and I was standing up.

If this is the case it will take a few months to heal. If you go to your doctor they will only fob you off with anti imflammatries, or, very bad, give you a catabolic injection in your shoulder which you dont want.

Instead of bench press do some light incline dumbell presses with light weight but concentrate on form.

Like I say im only going on what you have said and what i think it could be

Good luck :)
Just wondering how bad your rotator cuff injury was? My physio thinks mine will require surgery and a long rehab, although i havent seen the specialist yet! Also how does this type of injury affect your chances of joining the Royal Marines? Assuming i do need surgery, would that basically be the end of the road for me?
 

Mackie

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Doubt you'll get a reply to this, I think Mr T failed his PRMC.
 

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rotator cuff injuries

hi guys just seeen a few of you are struggling with rotator cuff or sub scapular shoulder injuries and lets just say ive had my fair share playing pro rugby, its not definitelym the end of the road as i have torn them befor. its not a nic =e injury to have but surgery might be postponable if you visit a good physio and try some infra red (very good) or a technique called needling where the physio puts accupuncture needles into te ligan=ment causing it to bleed and release some swelling. this will ease the pain and hopefully help the tendon recover without cutting you open. thankfully its easy enough to fix and with proper strengthening exercise and careful rehab and obviously exercise form should nt cause problems. not sure either about whether an operation will cause you a problem, think you can reapply for fitness after 12 months but not sure on that...... prob best to ask senior members advice. good luck lads and keep trying, the body is amazing it will heal through determination. once heard a marine say "your body is a machine, not made to give up, its all in your mind your body will go on forever" its simple our minds just tell us lies, the tell us to give up, but we dont. oh yeah remember to keep proper form on all exercises thats how i injured myself the most, being mr strong in the gym..... regretted that one a few times ha
 

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Ok thanks for that mate, hopefully it wont need the operation at least now i know i have a couple of options. Getting injured being mr strong in the gym sounds familiar tho!! haha
 
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