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Chris DeSalvo
11-06-2007, 06:06 PM
Yay me, I've developed a shoulder problem. It started as a slight ache when I did dips but now has progressed to a regular burning pain along the biceps tendon, an impingement, and grinding.

The impingement flares up when i raise my arm straight out to the side with interior rotation (thumb pointed towards the floor). I have no pain at all with exterior rotation, or any other shoulder movement.

Then there's the grinding. If I hold my arm straight out to the side and then rotate there is a noticeable grinding (other people can hear it!!) around the area of the hollow between the front and middle heads of my deltoid.

The shoulder doesn't feel loose or weak.

Given all the factors my guess is bicipital tendonitis. That would explain the pain along the tendon and (presumably) the grinding due to swelling. Is there any rehab other than ice and stretching? Any other theories? Sadly, I don't have easy access to a good orthopedist or sports medicine doc where I am.

I've already taken a full week off of activity and any more may kill me. Ugh.

Thanks,
Chris

Allen Yeh
11-07-2007, 08:55 AM
Some ideas:
-Self Myofascial Relsease using foam roller/tennis ball...etc
-Trigger point therapy using hand/tennis ball/golf ball...etc

Check out this link for some shoulder prehab type stuff: W/F safe
http://www.modernforager.com/blog/2007/10/22/shoulder-rehab-workouts/

Chris DeSalvo
11-07-2007, 12:29 PM
Thanks! I'll check it out.