My right shoulder randomly started hurting one day (6/10 pain). It was somewhat painful to do everyday tasks like putting on a jacket, moving a mouse, raising my arm etc. (note. I didn’t lift for many days before the pain began). Since the pain onset, I’ve stopped doing all exercises that aggravate it. The pain has significantly decreased and is now kind of a lingering discomfort/pain. I rarely feel any pain in my day to day activities, but I cannot perform certain exercises/movements without feeling some degree of pain. (I only try one or two exercises at very low weight to merely see if the injury is still present, bc it seems basically nonexistent outside of the gym).
It’s been ~3 weeks now and the and I’m not sure what muscle is injured. For the most part, the pain is most active during any pressing movement. However, other shoulder exercises such as side lateral raises and rear delt flys are completely fine.
Movements that cause pain:
-Any Bench variation
-Chin ups/Pull ups
(surprisingly) Pain free movements:
-side lateral raises
-rear delt flys
From what I’ve read, it seems my pain is far less than others with similar complications. Furthermore, I’d have to guess the pain is stemming from an injury to my rotator cuff or labrum. Some things I’ve read/watched make me think I may have tendonitis to some degree.
I know a medical professional is the best resource, but does anyone have any idea where the pain could be stemming from due to my pain from selective movements? Should I give it more time to resolve itself via rest or should I see someone sooner than later?