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Shoulder Pain During Squat


#1

Recently i started to feel pain in my left shoulder during squats also with empty bar. It was bearable for weeks but today hurt really bad. I thought it was because of bar position. I tried high bar with wide medium and narrow grip. Low bar, elbows up down everything. The pain is there even when i just use a broomstick and only in the left rear delt. This is getting depressing my mobility is good i do shoulders dislocation everyday. It also hurts when i do bands pull apart. Benching is pain free though.
I dont know what to do going to the doctor would be pointless they would just say DONT SQUAT ANYMORE.
Did you guys had issues like this one?


#2

Can you tell whether it’s joint pain or muscular pain? I would consult a physician in case it’s your rotator cuff.


#3

Straight bar squatting is eventually going to irritate your shoulders unfortunately. Take a week off or use a safety squat bar for a little while until it clears up. That, or push through it.


#4

Seems more like a nerve or muscular problem. Not joint for sure


#5

Ill try the safety bar and see… Thanks


#6

You could also try front squatting for a while.