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Shoulder Popping/Slight Pain


#1

Hey guys, I believe I injured my right shoulder while jerking the weight up on a lateral raise. If I hold my right arm in front of me, and pull back, like a lowering bench pressing motion, I get some popping and clicking. This also happens when I move it in a circular motion.

There isn't much pain unless I put pressure on it above my head, like say pulling. It feels decent other than that. And I can use it just fine and get no pain with any other motion.

I've been taking it easy while lifting and avoiding direct shoulder work, and I ice it down every night. Something tells me it's going to be a while before the pain completely goes away.

My question is would it be ok to lift as long as there isn't any pain? Do I need to lay out for a while? I haven't been to a Doc yet either.

Bench pressing, doesn't seem to bother it along with plenty of other exercises.

Thanks, I appreciate your feedback

Brad.


#2

How is your posture? More importantly how is the ROM in your right shoulder? If not and injury or abnormality, then most times it can be weak back/rear delt muscles. Some shoulder rehab work could help. Always best to seek a docs advise. Mabey BBB will chime in here...?


#3

Uncle birdy will chime in here.

Ok buddy, try this; rest for 2 weeks, and then proceed with rotator cuff warm ups with bands and some shoulder mobility work. Then do 5 sets of 30-40 seconds of wall hand-stands. After 2 weeks of doing this, try lifting again.

Thank me later.

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