Hey everybody, 20 yr old male here, first post and I'm new here, unfortunately I'm here cause I found a way to injure myself.
-3 days ago Front raises with only 15 lbs, 3 sets of 10 reps with 3 sets of shrugging in between.
Though this wasn't the first time I had done this exercise, it was the first time in about 8 months. Throughout this process of doing front raises I felt/heard cracking in my shoulders but they didn't necessarily hurt. After I was done, I felt a bit of tenderness in my left shoulder almost immediately and realized I had probably messed it up.
Fast-forward, I've been getting numbness, slight pain, and tingling up and down my left arm, traveling up and down my arm all the way to my wrist and fingertips. My left arm also cracks when I move it. My right arm doesn't feel too different from being normal, besides a very short period of numbness in my ring and pinky fingers today, and a bit sore where my rotator cuff is located.
There's also a bit of soreness in my left trap area. If anyone could give me advice it would be GREATLY appreciated. I'm afraid that if I go to the Dr. all they'll do is give me meds then send me on my way. Thanks again.
Here's some extra background info that might be helpful as well,
-eye surgery in july and august of 2013
-wasn't allowed movement or physical exercise for 8 months
-sat at home, walks, netflix most of the time
-ever since I was given the ok to workout in march 2014, had cracking in my thoracic area whenever I'm stressed, or take a deep breath (not painful)
-stronglifts 5x5 since March 14' - Sept 14'
-bodyweight, calisthenics until now
Sucks to be out of the game but I'm patient and will take any advice that will aid in my recovery. Thanks again.