was hoping you could help me. for a little while my right shoulder ‘hasnt quite felt right’ - i was ignoring it (stupid i know), but now ive laid off training for 5 weeks - it still hurts. ill attempt to describe the various ways im able to replicate the pain:
the bottom part of a military press (especially with dumbells - i think this is because the way i press with dumbells, the barbell would go through the middle of my head!) is painful - even with light weight (or if i simply do the motion with no weight!)
if i hold my arm out to the side and form an L shape, such that my fist is parallel to the floor, then if i ‘rotate’ it 90 degrees upwards - like a cuban rotation, so my fist is pointing the ceiling, this hurts - not hugely, but it feels uncomfortable, towards the front of the shoulder
the very bottom part of tricep dips
OCCASIONALLY the last part of the negative motion of a bench press hurts - usually benching is fine
the negative motion of chest flyes with dumbells
if i was to hold, say, a pool cue with a wide grip and ‘rotate’ it from in front of my waist to behind my back, the part of the movement as the pool cue passes behind my head/neck will feel awkward and uncomfortable
the pain was bad, thats why ive stopped doing anything with any arm involvement (surviving off squats, back hyperextensions and stomach work for now - however even holding the bar for squats is a little painful).
does anyone have any preliminary ideas what’s wrong? could something be wrong with my rotator cuff? will i need surgery? (panicking!) the thing that concerns me most is that after a complete layoff, i can still replicate the pain with no weight.
i know the internet is no susbtitute for medical advice, but due to insurance reasons i wont be able to get this checked out for another 3-4 weeks, and id like to know what i’m in for.
any advice or feedback would be greatly appreciated. thanks for running a good site!