Right shoulder hurting!

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  1. theguitarman

    theguitarman Member

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    hey guys

    i work out a bunch but lately i've been taking time off as my right shower has some pain. The pain isn't always there, but only when the muscle is being flexed or is in use. Any ideas how I can heal it?

    thanks!
     
  2. mysterious1s

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    It would all depend on what is causing the pain.......torn rotator cuff, tendonitis, pulled or torn muscle. Start by resting it for a week, ice it and take an antinflamatory such as ibuprofen several times a day for the week. If it feels better it's probably tendonitis or pulled muscle. If the pain continues it could be something torn in which case see your doctor and he will determine how to proceed.......xray and or MRI to determine the cause of the pain. Good luck.
     
  3. sfarnell

    sfarnell Gold Supporting Member

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    Could be a lot of things. I recently had severe shoulder pain and was diagnosed with calcific tendonitis and impingement syndrome. The doctor wanted to do surgery but PT seems to have fixed the problems.

    The most likely problem in the shoulder is the rotator cuff.
     
  4. HeyMrTeleMan

    HeyMrTeleMan Colonel of Truth Gold Supporting Member

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    Leave it alone, take some ibuprofen.
    If it doesn't feel better in, say, a week, go to the doctor.

    Don't do any exercise.
     
  5. MGT

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    This doesn't help you now but when you're healed (rotator cuff injuries take a while to heal!!), make sure you take the time to warm up first and do a lighter set or two before going heavy. This was a hard learned lesson for me.
     
  6. ickalien

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    On my way to get an MRI on my left shoulder in about 40 min. I hate them!!!!! This time I will get to use an 80cm. tube instead of the smaller 60cm. one. I'm claustrophobic as hell so I also have some decent med!!
     
  7. TheGuildedAge

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    I'm no doctor, but I had a similar injury. I went to my bone and joint specialist and he called it weight lifters shoulder. You can google it.

    No structural damage, but he said it was repetitive overuse injury. At the time, I had some minor pain I stupidly ignored. I started to hit some weight I had never attained before and foolishly let vanity take over.

    Ended up needing a few months off of lifting.

    I actually had a flare up recently, so I cut back to two days a week, lighter weights, and making sure I'm doing different exercises, ex. incline bench instead of flat and so forth.
     
  8. GovernorSilver

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    Go see a doctor, preferably a sports doc/orthopedic surgeon. Some people think that orthopedic surgeons will automatically send you to the operating table and cut you up; but a good one will only do that if he/she absolutely has to.

    The shoulder is a complicated piece of machinery - lots of possible points of failure. I saw an orthopedic surgeon for my injury. Instead of tossing me onto the table and cutting me up, he put me through an MRI, determined I had a shoulder impingement, and recommended physical therapy - no operation needed!
     
  9. TheGuildedAge

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    This is a great point. My doctor won't even do a cortisone shot unless it's a last resort.

    He has a progressive treatment of rest, physical therapy, surgery after all else fails.
     
  10. H. Mac

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    Definitely see a doctor. We're good at advising on amps and guitars, but not at amateur medical advice!
     
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    Doctor time. Had rotator cuff surgery back in december and they also found my labrum was torn as it didn't show up in the MRI. I'm feeling good again finally but still have a couple more months of PT to go. Get it checked!
     
  12. XKnight

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    You joined a guitar forum to ask for medical advice?
     
  13. murraythek

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    Take a long pole (broom stick) or a towel and hold it out in front of you 6-8 inches wider than shoulder length. Keep your arms straight and rotate it as far back behind your head as you can to get a full stretch. Bring it all the way forward in front of your face and repeat. Continue until you feel a slight burn then stop. Repeat this for 2-3 sets and every other day and the pain should go away. The closer your hands are together the harder it is.

    I had terrible rotator cuff pain from years of lifting weights. This was recommended to me by a physiotherapist who also works out and it made a world of difference.
     

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