I’ve got some kind of injury to my shoulder, and I’m trying to figure out how to proceed with it, because frankly, it isn’t behaving like a typical injury.
First, to describe whats going on:
I get a sort of “dull” pain in the shoulder, primarily when doing direct shoulder work. I’ll get a very little pain now and then on chest exercises, but most of the pain is on shoulder work. Its also noticeable when doing pushups. It doesn’t hurt at all when I’m not lifting (aside from being a tad stiff immediately after which isn’t all that remarkable for me).
Second, what I’ve done:
First, I figured, take time off. So I gave it about 2-3 weeks with no shoulder work and no chest work. If anything, it was WORSE after this! So after that, I tried just working through the pain - like i said, its dull, not a shooting pain. The week after doing that, it actually felt better. Then today, I barely felt it on my chest work, but it was pretty noticeable on shoulder work.
I don’t want to needlessly take time off… at the same time, I don’t want to hurt it more. Doing direct shoulder work doesn’t seem to make it worse at all, but I know working through pain is generally a bad idea.
My current thoughts:
I’ll continue to do my chest work. I figure I’ll take about 2-3 weeks off direct shoulder work though. After that, I’ll ease back into direct shoulder work with some low weight reps. If all is well, in 2 weeks or so I’ll return to going heavy.
Thanks in advance!