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      05-25-2012 11:46 PM #1
      I've been having shoulder pain for a couple of days. I work out at a cross fit box......after a wod consisting of rowing and bench I've had pain in my right shoulder. I can't even identify where on the shoulder is coming from. The only tender to the touch area is in my armpit area. Most of the pain and soreness radiates out to my right. I'm trying to pinpoint it. Any time I've gone to the doctor with muscle injury its always "um you should ice it".

      Trying to rule out rotator cuff or anything serious.

      Pain seems to be the worst when I'm standing with my arm by my side.

      Tried KT tape for general shoulder pain and it actually made it worse.

      I'm prone to DOMS but its been over 4 days and the pain is consistent.

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      05-26-2012 11:03 AM #2
      sounds like a rotator cuff injury to me, but I'm not an expert on it. The exercises you did on that WOD all stress the muscles around the shoulder.
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      05-29-2012 09:20 AM #3
      make sure you stretch your shoulders out with bands before working out, also take fish oil, I take 12/1000 mg a day. It helps me recover quickly. Also do mobility WODs, mobilitywod.com I had a couple problems with my hip and this helped me out

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      05-29-2012 09:51 AM #4
      have you been icing it?

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      05-30-2012 09:42 PM #6
      alright - so.....looks like i had a serious case of DOMS. I did some icing and had been taking an anti inflamatory. Sunday morning I woke up and the pain was nearly gone, by the evening it was completely gone. couldnt even get it to reoccur by moving it in extremes. i skipped working out Tuesday, tomorrow morning I am though, and am going to take it easy on the arm just in case!

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      05-31-2012 09:54 AM #7
      I had something similar a month or so ago. Pretty much woke up with severe rotator cuff pain. I was convinced I'd be at the docs that week. Anyways, it went away in a day or two. I did start doing a serious shoulder warm-up routine since then though. I haven't had any issues, and have also noticed that at the beginning of the warm up my left shoulder (the one that hurt) clicks, every rotation, but by the end, it's barely noticeable/nonexistent.

    8. 06-14-2012 04:38 PM #8
      You need to give your shoulders a rest and work out other parts. I used to focus heavily on my chest and I'd always have shoulder pain. I have a much better split routine now and the pain has disappeared.

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      06-15-2012 10:01 AM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by chopWet View Post
      You need to give your shoulders a rest and work out other parts. I used to focus heavily on my chest and I'd always have shoulder pain. I have a much better split routine now and the pain has disappeared.
      will be taking this advise. obviously should have done this in the first place. its been two weeks since the pain went away and i benched yesterday and woke up this morning with the same horrid pain. fml

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      06-15-2012 10:45 AM #10
      was that the first time you've benched since the last time it hurt?

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      06-15-2012 10:51 AM #11
      yyyyyyup

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      06-15-2012 11:59 PM #12
      I've got pain from benching too in my left shoulder. The spot that hurts for me if I press down on it just in front of where the trap attaches to the very top of the shoulder. The pain radiates to underneath the collar bone when I extent my arm forward and to the right. I bench once a week, after a week of the pain is nearly gone, then comes back right away when I bench.

      It all started one day when the dumbells I wanted were being used, bench was being used, so I hopped on the smith machine to do my chest workout. It's going on 6 months now. I keep hoping it well feel better, but after every bench it hurts again. I'm icing it right now as I type this. With as much progress I've made I don't want to take off chest work outs only to end up back at square one. So I'm thinking of going to the Dr. and getting a cortisone shot.
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      06-23-2012 09:56 PM #13
      I have/had a pain in my right shoulder from working out kinda just came out of know where.
      it was tender through the top of the shoulder/arm point and sometimes down to the inner part of my shoulder blade. It actually hurt most when I laid down and sleep on my right side. and when I raise my arm straight up. I started taking an Aleve every morning. so far for the past 4 days it seem to have diminished somewhat. you may want to try that. could be an inflamed/irritated tendon
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    14. 07-06-2012 03:04 AM #14
      This common complaint is voiced by about one of every five adults at some time in their lives. In younger people, athletic injuries are most often responsible, but in the rest of us, normal wear and tear take their toll over the years — which is why shoulder pain is actually more common at the age of 70 than 30.

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      07-06-2012 09:56 AM #15
      I'm sure some people on here can comment more indepthly, but, I believe that nearly all shoulder pain on bench comes down to poor form. Lower your weight, find a good grip, pull your shoulder blades back, and keep your elbows in.

      I'd also find a good shoulder warm up routine, and a strengthening program for your rotator cuffs. If it isn't a form issue, you are going to want to repair whatever you've damaged.

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      07-06-2012 11:02 AM #16
      My cousin was visiting, he is an orthopedic surgeon, and he diagnosed me with "weight lifters shoulder". He said, lighten the weight, take anti-inflammatory meds, narrow the grip on the bench, place a rolled up towel underneath the barbell so I don't go down as far. If pain persists get a cortisone shot.
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      07-07-2012 04:10 PM #17
      Thanks. I started doing some of this. Dude was right about the exercise below. I can hardly do any weight with it. Second time I over did it and got some soreness.

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      07-07-2012 06:55 PM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by demonmk2 View Post
      I have/had a pain in my right shoulder from working out kinda just came out of know where.
      it was tender through the top of the shoulder/arm point and sometimes down to the inner part of my shoulder blade. It actually hurt most when I laid down and sleep on my right side. and when I raise my arm straight up. I started taking an Aleve every morning. so far for the past 4 days it seem to have diminished somewhat. you may want to try that. could be an inflamed/irritated tendon
      found out it might be my rotator cup damnit!
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      07-10-2012 12:32 PM #19
      update, made an appointment with a sports doc. should know whats what end of the week.

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      07-12-2012 07:06 PM #20
      Well got my diagnosis today. It's my AC joint. Got a cortizone shot for now. Doc said give it at least a week before resuming any press type exercise....

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      07-12-2012 08:41 PM #21
      Just noticed where you lived, LOL I could have given you my cousin's name, that's were his orthopedic practice is.
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      07-13-2012 10:04 AM #22
      good. now you can do squats and deadlifts, with no excuses.

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      07-24-2012 04:09 PM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by SSSSPSHH View Post
      Well got my diagnosis today. It's my AC joint. Got a cortizone shot for now. Doc said give it at least a week before resuming any press type exercise....
      I got the same diagnosis today, an Acromioclavicular joint injury, from pressing caused it to stretch a little. Though I have to go back for the ultrasonic guided injection next week.

      I'm off to the gym now to go do some squats.
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      08-01-2012 02:29 PM #24
      Just got back from my shot. It was cool because they use an ultrasound and was able to direct the needle directly to the inflammation. I know they say its supposed to take a day or two but I instantly felt relief of the pain. I did feel a little woozy after though because I'm such a puss when it come to needles. I don't know why I react like that, the injection barely hurt.
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    25. 08-08-2012 12:26 AM #25
      its its soreness, its just DOMS

      but if there is a sharp pain anywhere w/in the shoulder girdle movements (flex/ext, IR/ER, abduction/adduction), could be a minor injury

      some states have direct access to a physical therapist (you don't need a doctor's referral)

    26. 08-23-2012 05:12 AM #26
      make sure you stretch your shoulders out with bands before working out, also take fish oil, I take 12/1000 mg a day. It helps me recover quickly. Also do mobility WODs, mobilitywod.com I had a couple problems with my hip and this helped me out

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