A couple months ago I suddenly had pain issues lifting my shoulder over my head, don’t know what caused it. It was on a non-lifting day. After a week I was able to move it around fine doing everyday activities, but it was still affecting me in the gym. Stinging borderline intense pain near the shoulder when bench pressing (in the front or the side). It was even worse during lateral raises, I had to stop doing those. I’m barely hanging onto bench press, I wear a shoulder strap that makes the pain manageable, but don’t know for how much longer I can get away with this.
I ONLY feel ANY pain during those 2 exercises. I mean I also do Overhead Presses, Curls, Tricep Pressdowns, Pendlay Rows, Face Pulls, Lat Pulldowns, etc and none of these even trigger it a little bit.
I have a hard time pinpointing its exact location because the pain kind of radiates and shoots and goes away. But it’s somewhere in the anterior or side delt. I’ve taken periods of time off working out but this never makes any difference. The pain usually doesn’t persist, but lately it has been for a time following aggravation.
I’ve been poking around for a long time but have yet to find anywhere painful to the touch.
Taking Ibuprofen doesn’t have any effect.
Could it be tendons? Nerves? Tightness?