I hurt my rotator about two weeks ago, and I took some gym time off, iced the shoulder and thought it might heal. It didn’t and rather than go to a doctor who will say “Ice it up and refrain from gym activity” I did a search.
My question is can I do this workout to help rehab an already existing injury, or should I continue to refrain from gym work?
here is the link
I am going through a shoulder injury right now, rather it is a pulled pec tendon where it attaches to the top of the upper arm. Today I was told I need to get it scanned to look for any other injuries - possibly a tear…
In the past I have dislocated this shoulder twice. So my experiences have not been good.
First and foremost - see a sports med doctor. Yes they will likely tell you to keep icing it but hopefully they will examine you more closely - if not get another doc.
In my situation I was told to lay off training for a few weeks until the swelling went down, then I started physio and slowly began ART, stretching and strengthening work. My range of motion and strength has come back but am still dealing with a sharp pain when working my shoulder.
That article looks great and I will definately start doing these once I get back 100% but I think that if you have really pooched your shoulder I would get a doc’s opinion first before trying these. Maybe print the article and take it with you.