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Shoulder Pain/Grinding

-Very painful shoulder grinding during overhead pull-ups (all grips/arm lengths)…
-shoulder pain during pushing exercises (even pushups), yet that pain is exacerbated greatly when pushing is done on an unstable surface (ie: pushups on stability ball…)
-shoulder pain during side plank (this causes more shoulder pain than a straight up shoulder press believe it or not, keep that in mind)…
-front or side delt raises also cause pain… side is far worse

I believe overhead pullups + side planks + plank to pushups on a stability ball caused this issue (or were the last straw)… rest, myofascial work, active release, NSAIDs, ice, etc have done 0 to alleviate symptoms over a 4-5 month period…

thank you!

This is a shot in the dark since I can’t actually examine you, but it sounds like a torn labrum.

So shoulder pain in every plane of motion?

lol go see a doctor

to kakarat:

I have been to a ton over time tbh… they have done numerous tests and honestly many have shown pain and weakness, yet they often dismiss it as crazy as that sounds… the neuro dismissed it (i was mainly going to him for TOS)… he was not good in general… i then went to a general orthopedic who did similar tests but then via x-ray found an extra/elevated 1st rib on the affected side so he referred me to a physiatrist at HSS who specializes in TOS… TOS however has already been diagnosed a few years ago and I found ways too live through it without surgery… I feel like this injury is isolated

to smallmike:

this is what I have been thinking as well… i had my mother (who is an RN fwiw, so not a shoulder specialist by any means) just today perform o’brien’s test on me since I was reading up on labral tears (posterior mainly) and I did have pain with internal rotation and no pain with external rotation which may indicate a torn labrum…

this is the test: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gaDhqFP4lCE

then again I have failed other tests before probably because of the TOS/1st rib issues… i had an MRI of the chest/brachial plexus the other day at HSS for the TOS, my next step is certainly to get to a shoulder specialist in NJ/NYC/Philly area (if anyone knows a gem, id appreciate it)

another symptom is pain when reaching across my body with resistance (ie: a chest fly and if i were to try and tackle someone toward my right and they resisted towards me (their left) if that makes sense lol)

[quote]mikeyson3 wrote:
to kakarat:

I have been to a ton over time tbh… they have done numerous tests and honestly many have shown pain and weakness, yet they often dismiss it as crazy as that sounds… the neuro dismissed it (i was mainly going to him for TOS)… he was not good in general… i then went to a general orthopedic who did similar tests but then via x-ray found an extra/elevated 1st rib on the affected side so he referred me to a physiatrist at HSS who specializes in TOS… TOS however has already been diagnosed a few years ago and I found ways too live through it without surgery… I feel like this injury is isolated

to smallmike:

this is what I have been thinking as well… i had my mother (who is an RN fwiw, so not a shoulder specialist by any means) just today perform o’brien’s test on me since I was reading up on labral tears (posterior mainly) and I did have pain with internal rotation and no pain with external rotation which may indicate a torn labrum…

this is the test: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gaDhqFP4lCE

then again I have failed other tests before probably because of the TOS/1st rib issues… i had an MRI of the chest/brachial plexus the other day at HSS for the TOS, my next step is certainly to get to a shoulder specialist in NJ/NYC/Philly area (if anyone knows a gem, id appreciate it)

another symptom is pain when reaching across my body with resistance (ie: a chest fly and if i were to try and tackle someone toward my right and they resisted towards me (their left) if that makes sense lol)[/quote]

Well if the MRI doesn’t clarify anything just keep searching for a decent doc because if you have pain every which way you rotate the shoulder joint then something isn’t right.