Hey, I looked in the other shoulder posts but I wasn’t able to find anyone with this particular issue. If you could respond with some info I would be very grateful.
Last friday I was in the gym doing some dips. I lean forward a bit doing them to balance out my body weight and everything seemed normal except at one point I began feeling a sharp pain in my left front deltoid and I stopped doing dips. I figured that was the end of dips for the day, I touched up on some bicep stuff and went home. I felt fine for a long time and then later that night the pain came back and it hasn’t given me a moment’s peace since.
It’s not high in my left delt, it’s lower down, just above the indentation between the delt and the bicep, but still on the front. It hurts the most when I carry trays at shoulder height (or above) with my left arm (I wait tables in a restaurant) so I have had to learn to carry trays with my right arm instead.
It feels like muscle strain but some have suggested that I tore my rotator cuff or caused a separation. I thought that was far-fetched because until this morning it was feeling better but now it aches and protests when I do almost anything with my left arm. I haven’t done any upper body working out since because I need to rest it, but I think I may have aggravated it at work. Has anyone else experienced what I’m talking about and did it just resolve with rest?