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Old 06-22-2011, 12:09 PM   #1
Bryce Horrell
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Shoulder issue (looking for advice)

First off I just want to say hello since this is my first post. Hi. I plan on writing a hello thread but I needed to make this thread first since the issue here is more immediate.

The other day I was doing dumbell bent over rows. When I was lifting the dumbell up to my abdomen my left weaker shoulder kind of gave out. There was no pain at all and I did not really think much of it.

Today I have a minor tinge of pain rooting from the front of my shoulder. I believe its in the muscle as I tried a couple of experiments and lifted light objects with it. I could tell something is up. Plus it feels weak.

I never get shoulder pain when I lift or when I rotate it in any direction. The pain actually happens when I am sitting doing nothing. It comes in small tinges out of nowhere and is not intense at all. Although it does shoot down through to my forearm sometimes.

I am pretty worried. I have read many posts about shoulder injuries and most people refer you to see a specialist. I do not have any health insurance so any advice would be much appreciated.

I know the doctors typically tell you to rest strains or tears for 6-8 weeks. I think if I tore my muscle I would be in severe pain right? I think I strained it but I am not a professional so I dont really know.

What do you think this is or what do you think I should do?

Thanks for your input

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Old 06-26-2011, 11:38 AM   #2
Lenora Galitz-Pfeffer
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Re: Shoulder issue (looking for advice)

Have you had shoulder issues before? It would help for you to get it evaluated. You might just have a trigger point problem. You might have a bigger problem, so, a good Physician, Chiro, Physical Therapist, may be able to give advice.
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Old 06-27-2011, 05:25 AM   #3
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Re: Shoulder issue (looking for advice)

If it doesnt get better in the first month or so then id be pushing for an MRI. At least that way you will know exactly what the problem is. I went close to 6 months before i finally got an MRI and found out mine was torn.

Im now 6 days post op.. but in hindsight the problem could have been found much much earlier with a different approach.

Look after it mate, if something hurts or doesnt feel right then dont do it.

Rest up and have it checked out properly.

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