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Shoulder Bursitis/Tedonitis


#1

So as of lately my left shoulder has been bothering me. A year and half ago I messed it up benching and took a brake from bb pressing of any sort. Got back into it and wasn't quite 100 % but could cope with it. Recently I had an MRI and today I visited the Doc for the results. He told me I have bursitis and tendinitis and I guess its bad because he commented saying it looked like it must be painful. So now I am going to do Physical therapy for 4 weeks twice a week to try and remedy this fucking weak ass bitch shoulder I got. But I cant imagine doing anything other then your typical rotator cuff work with bands that most everybody does anyways which I do every day I am in the gym anyways. He suggested I lay off the gym and I don't think psychologically I am capable of that. I am working towards progress here and a break is not conducive towards progress. My question to you folks is has anyone every dealt with this bullshit before. How can I make a recovery? Is training with this injury even a potential possibility? And by training I mean direct delt and pec work because I can do all other body parts fine. I have this feeling that I am fucked now and will be battling this shit for the rest of my lifting days and this really rains on my parade cause I planned on doing big things. SO all thoughts and advice are appreciated


#2

Do anything that does not cause you any pain. Probably you can work your back just fine. Side lateral raises should be painless too.


#3

I went through this shit, had surgery to correct ( remove bursa and spurs) turns out a bit of arthritis was developing which was also removed. Before the surgery I found if I pushed through the pain for a few sets then I was able to go as heavy as I like there after? For a few days after my shoulders wouldn't ache meaning plenty pain free rest. Anyway since the surgery shoulders are much better (pain wise, still some) but I now have nerve damage? pins and needles/muscle spasms but thats another story.


#4

I really want to avoid surgery. Crazy thing is I havent startred PT yet. I skipped out on it because all of a sudden my pain went from severe to hardly even there. The only thing I did was decrease chest/pressing volume. Although I still feel it if I do flys but pressing 110 lb dbs with no problem. But I do need to find a long term solution.