I was lifting bench press seven weeks ago when I felt a funny sensation in my left shoulder. It was more of a tingle than a sharp pain. I was finished out my bench press set. The only time I really felt pain that day was I tried to do dumbbell lateral side raises. At that point, I called it a day and went home.
I took a couple weeks off lifting, and the pain I felt when I lifted a weight out to my side gradually went away. I still, however, feel a mild pain as I do normal activity throughout the day (i.e. putting on a jacket, reaching over head, even turning a steering wheel).
The pain seems to be more affected by the position or movement of my arm, rather than the amount of weight I’m lifting. The pain hasn’t increased or decreased with time over the past seven weeks, and remains constant whether or not I lift at the gym.
Has anyone had shoulder pain similar to this? Or does anyone know what the underlying cause might be? I’m wondering if I need to take more time away from the gym.