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Shoulder Injury Advice.


#1

Hi all, although my profile is new I have been reading T nation for about a year now. I have been working out for about the same time so I thought as a newbie I would post my question in the beginner section although I suppose strictly speaking, it not really a �??beginners�?? question as this type of thing can happen to anyone but possibly came about due to my inexperience with correct lifting techniques.

Anyway, I was training about a month ago and my shoulder started to hurt, it wasn�??t a sharp �??ouch, what the hell just happened!�?? pain but it came on gradually during a training session. It�??s an anterior deltoid (or that general area) pain that come on whenever I do any pushing exercises. Also, if I raise my arm in front of me, at the point my arm becomes parallel to the floor I can feel the pain ever so slightly, even when I�??m not lifting. As I said, it doesn�??t stop me from lifting (its not that painful) but it is something that�??s getting gradually worst. I am starting to get really frustrated as I am making such good progress that I feel that I need to get this problem sorted out before it stops me training all-together.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Dan.


#2

Start PREHAB shoulder work NOW and dont stop. External rotations, shoulder horns, face pulls etc. read Eric Cressey and Mike Robertsons Shoulder savers articles.

Get a hand of EVERYTIME you bench this alone will save your shoulders a ton.

Are you rowing doing lots of pulls??

Dont always go heavy rep some light weight out as well let those shoulder joints, tendons and muscles catch up

Phill


#3

http://www.T-Nation.com/tmagnum/readTopic.do?id=1716182

Scroll down to the 5th post.


#4

Ok, I will do definitely do that. I went to my doc and he said it was a sports injury he would not refer me to a specialist, so basically if I want to see a physiotherapist I will have to pay for it myself, and to be totally honest I just cant afford £45 per hour.

I always tend to go for maximum weight and max efforts, on reflection this is probably a mistake as I am not giving my shoulders a chance to rest. (Currently working with a three day split routine)

Thanks for the advice.