I am proud to say I have been injury free for about 8 years of strength training…until recently. I was doing heavy incline tricep extensions (in retrospect, a terrible thing to do without a spotter), any my left arm failed and the EZ Bar plummeted behind my head.
I didn’t hear a pop and the pain wasn’t severe; however, I know my arm is not supposed to ever go in that position and I could immediately tell that something wasn’t right in my shoulder.
I don’t know what I’ve done to my shoulder and I would like to approach this in a sane way (or, since I’m only two weeks out, just let it heal). Unless I am doing a pull-up or other lat-focused exercise, I feel no discomfort.
My strength is where it was before the “injury” happened. However, I sometimes notice a very tiny popping sensation when I move my left arm in certain ways. And I do feel some pain when my arm is in some positions.
Is it possible that I stretched out a tendon in my shoulder? I’m sure shoulder rotation exercises could benefit me, but do I need to see a doctor about this?
Not looking for a professional diagnosis via a simple message forum post, but I doubt I’m the first person to have ever had an EZ Bar fall behind his head. What could I have done to my shoulder, and what should my next steps be?