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Old 02-12-2012, 07:33 AM   #1
Jared Fowler
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Injured Shoulder

A few weeks ago I was trying to find my one rep max on the clean and jerk. I made it through the workout fine. The a few hours later I noticed my shoulder had a limited range of motion. I would experience some pain when lifting my arm laterally. I have taken it easy over the past few weeks. I even had a friend who is a chiropractor look at it and he made some adjustments. My range of motion has improved, but I still experience some discomfort when I come to a dead hang for pull-ups or if I sleep on that shoulder. There is some discomfort when I go into full extension for a push press or jerk. I have read a couple of threads on the SLAP tear, but I never experienced any kind of pop. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 02-12-2012, 12:43 PM   #2
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Re: Injured Shoulder

If you want a real diagnosis, see an orthopedic doc.

If you want a guess by myself, we can do that..

1. Google a pic and mark where it hurts. Tell me what tissue(s) it feels like it's hurting in, or if it's more superficial or deep in the joint?

2. What exercises hurt? Which shoulder articulations hurt? Make sure you check both with passive motion and resistive/active motion. Also tell me when and what movements during these exercises are eliciting the pain?
http://www.exrx.net/Articulations/Shoulder.html

3. What type of pain is it? Burning? Ache? Tingling? Sharp?

4. What would you rate the pain at on a 0/10 scale? 0 being no pain, 10 being go to the emergency room.

5. Acute or chronic (chronic more than ~6-8 weeks)? What date was onset? How has the pain improved since the initial injury?

6. Have you been training through pain? If so, how long?

7. What have you been doing for recovery purposes?

8. What seems to help? What seems to make it worse? Is it constant? Does it increase/decrease with certain activities?

9. Check the tissue quality of the surrounding muscles. Which ones are tight? Which ones are tender? Is there any swelling?

10. How does it feel after exercise (if any)? How does it feel at the beginning of the day? How about the end of the day?

11. Any previous injury history?

12. How's your posture?

13. What is your current workout routine for that bodypart? Do you play any sports?

14. Any other information I should be aware of or that comes to mind that may help?

Really, I need paragraphs of details for at least the first two questions which are the most important. I always get one sentence or one liners and people wonder why I can't help at all.


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Old 02-12-2012, 03:49 PM   #3
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Re: Injured Shoulder

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A few weeks ago I was trying to find my one rep max on the clean and jerk. I made it through the workout fine. The a few hours later I noticed my shoulder had a limited range of motion. I would experience some pain when lifting my arm laterally. I have taken it easy over the past few weeks. I even had a friend who is a chiropractor look at it and he made some adjustments. My range of motion has improved, but I still experience some discomfort when I come to a dead hang for pull-ups or if I sleep on that shoulder. There is some discomfort when I go into full extension for a push press or jerk. I have read a couple of threads on the SLAP tear, but I never experienced any kind of pop. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
you don't have to have a pop to have a SLAP tear, does it feel loose or unstable? You can go to my website to read about SLAP tears.


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Old 02-12-2012, 04:10 PM   #4
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2. What exercises hurt? Which shoulder articulations hurt?

Most of the movements hurt to some point. The pain is not through the range of motion but rather at the moments of full extension or flexion. The pain seems to be where the lateral deltoid meets the upper arm and where the lateral deltoid meets the traps.

3. What type of pain is it? Burning? Ache? Tingling? Sharp?

The pain is more of an aching pain. When I am resting the pain is pretty much non-existent. When I move to a full extension or flexion and hold it there for a few second the pain begins to lesson until I return to a resting position.

4. What would you rate the pain at on a 0/10 scale? 0 being no pain, 10 being go to the emergency room.

I would rate the pain as a 4 maybe. The pain isn't bad I just don't want to really injure myself if something is wrong.

5. Acute or chronic (chronic more than ~6-8 weeks)? What date was onset? How has the pain improved since the initial injury?

The date of the injury was 01/30/2012 when mainside had the workout seven sets of one clean and jerk.

6. Have you been training through pain? If so, how long?

No, I have not been training with weights just running.

7. What have you been doing for recovery purposes?

Just stretching mainly. Cross body stretches and full extension stretches on a pull-up bar.

8. What seems to help? What seems to make it worse? Is it constant? Does it increase/decrease with certain activities?

The few times I have been to the chiropractor my range of motion has improved as he tried to reset my shoulder. It is definitely worse when I sleep on that side (left). It does increase with certain activities like push press and I can feel it a little when I do a push-up.

9. Check the tissue quality of the surrounding muscles. Which ones are tight? Which ones are tender? Is there any swelling?

I can't tell much about the tissue around the injury. I know my chiropractor used his activator on certain muscles in the area of the anterior and posterior deltoids.

10. How does it feel after exercise (if any)? How does it feel at the beginning of the day? How about the end of the day?

I haven't really done much training since the injury. At the beginning of the day it feels kind so tight and by the end of the day it feels roughly the same.

11. Any previous injury history?

Not to the shoulder area that I can recall.

12. How's your posture?

Good I guess.

13. What is your current workout routine for that bodypart? Do you play any sports?

My current workout program is whatever mainside would prescribe for the day.

14. Any other information I should be aware of or that comes to mind that may help?

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Old 02-12-2012, 04:44 PM   #5
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Re: Injured Shoulder

Is it deep in the joint or superficial?

I still can't figure out from your description and pic which tissues are involved thus can't make any kind of guess.

Meh, it may be a good idea to go to an orthopedic doc or physical therapist to get it assessed.
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Is it deep in the joint or superficial?

I still can't figure out from your description and pic which tissues are involved thus can't make any kind of guess.

Meh, it may be a good idea to go to an orthopedic doc or physical therapist to get it assessed.
i agree with Steve I would start with a good physical exam.
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Old 02-18-2012, 10:25 AM   #7
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Re: Injured Shoulder

Thanks guys, I really appreciate your input. I have scheduled an appointment with an ortho this Friday.
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