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What's wrong with my shoulder - can I 'fix' it myself?

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2014/10/02 18:40:21 (permalink)

What's wrong with my shoulder - can I 'fix' it myself?

This has been going on for about 5 months now, but enough's enough.

Basically my left shoulder hurts on any pressing exercises! To be more specific it feels like the lateral deltoid that's causing the issue. Any direct shoulder work is virtually impossible to do properly, I can manage flat bench but find quite a bit of pain the further down the range of motion I come - and BB is worse than DB. I've found I can do very light shoulder press if I do the first 6 inches with assistance from the 'good' arm.
 
I should add to this I can do rear delt flyes absolutely fine with no issue.
 
There was no big lift or any obviously for trigger, it just started and never went away. I had 2 weeks off through illness and it improved slightly but that's it.

Where do I go from here, straight to a physio or??

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    Re: What's wrong with my shoulder - can I 'fix' it myself? 2014/10/02 18:50:18 (permalink)
    Straight to a physio

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    Re: What's wrong with my shoulder - can I 'fix' it myself? 2014/10/03 11:01:55 (permalink)
    Hmm, you don't think there's any merit in trying some mobility stuff for a week or two to see if it can be worked on? 

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    Re: What's wrong with my shoulder - can I 'fix' it myself? 2014/10/03 12:26:47 (permalink)
    Not if you've had it for 5 months TBH

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    Re: What's wrong with my shoulder - can I 'fix' it myself? 2014/10/06 08:29:36 (permalink)
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    Not if you've had it for 5 months TBH



    I only ask because I haven't actually done anything in that time to address it. Just changed my workouts to avoid it!
     
    I can't get to a physio before the end of the month anyway, so I've tried working the muscle with a hard ball and doing some daily stretches. Can't hurt!

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    Re: What's wrong with my shoulder - can I 'fix' it myself? 2014/10/06 09:29:29 (permalink)
    I wnet through the exact same thing early this year, nagging pain in the shoulder, enough to stop you training properly but not total agony so you grit your teeth and try to carry on.... forget it go to a phsyio. I went through NHS, took about 2 weeks to get appointment. Had initial check over and she diagnosed issue imediatley. Gave me a set of simple stretches and excercises to do every workout (even leg day). She was really good never once mentioned not training which was what I thought was going to be suggested. Went back three times to get progressive excercise changes and checks. After third visit my shoulder was so much better I haven't been back.
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