I've been experiencing some dull, aching pain this week with lifting. The pain is in my left arm and shoulder on the back side, it kinda seems to jump from the back of my shoulder to my tricep area and to my elbow. It doesn't really hurt too often when I'm not training but I can sometimes still tell it is there.
I ran this by the powerlifting trainer at the gym I go to and he immediately said tendonitis and more specifically bicep tendonitis. He said that you can generally get it from squatting and I dont' know what else I stopped listening after he said squating because that was when I first noticed the pain was the night after heavy squats.
I was just looking for any possible second opinions on whether or not this may be bicep tendonitis as what I have read seems to indicate the pain from bicep tendonitis is on the front of the arm and shoulder, but the pain I have is on the back. I looked at rotator cuff tendonitis and it seemed like a good description but what the hell do I know he's seen alot more injuries than I have.
Either way the treatment appears to be nearly the same. Ice it, heat it, rest it. Ibuprofen for inflamation. Then work it gradually. It's just a difference of where I'm supposed to focus on.
P.S. The pain seems to very much aggravated by pressing movements but pulling movements seem to make it feel a little better while I am doing them.