Alright, to preface, I have probably read 5-6 articles regarding shoulder rehab before coming here. Some articles were from here, some were from bb.com, etc. This is my first post ever here, so go easy…
I think something went wrong at the end of July w/ my shoulder. I was doing Rippetoe Starting Strength, I was around 265 Dead, 255 squat, and was benching 205. During benching 205, i felt something wrong in my shoulder, but pushed through my sets (bad). I didn’t bench for 3 wks, then started back up with bar weight, 55, 75, etc. Felt fine until I got around 155lbs, when i would feel the “twinge” in my left shoulder still.
I went to a sports med dr. in the area. I was reading in an article that if the first thing he does is prescribe NSAIDs, is to run away. Well, he took an xray first, then prescribed NSAIDs. I didn’t even fill the script. He gave me a green stretchy band, and about 6 exercises to run through, and some rehab center which is booked up through forever. I did my band exercises religiously til the band snapped and i was basically like, eff it.
I guess my question is, what is the object of rehab? To me it would seem that if an area like the shoulder were torn, immobilization would be the best option, not working the area out. Every article seems to work counter to that. Is there one article out there that I am missing that is the definitive rehab article for shoulders? At what point does one consider surgical options? Right now my weak shoulder is bowed in, I notice the dull pain almost always, I guard it when lifting heavy objects, etc.
Last question is, can I still deadlift and squat? To me it seems counter productive to be deadlifting several hundred pounds when certainly the shoulder is bearing that weight as well.
Thanks in advance