Shoulder Pain/Injury - Rotating Cuffs?

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Posted: 9/20/2012 5:53:03 AM
My activities:

Basketball
Weights
Cardio


Well for a about maybe 7 months or so now i've had some discomfort in my right shoulder. I wouldn't say pain because i can shoot w/ it but if it's worse than other days i don't lift weights w/ it. Especially very recently i've been applying different ointments nightly before bed. I stetch it, ice it & heat pack it regularly. All of which has helped so i've been lifting w/ it & have been fine. So Basketball is no problems but the discomfort is still there..........

Just last Saturday after 2 domestic Basketball league games in 1 day that following Sunday this time it was my left shoulder that i injured. It was actually in some pain (not highly painful) but enough that it took some effort to actually be able to move it up. The pain and the area of the pain seems very similar to the one on the right & am pretty positive it's the same muscle or area of the shoulder that i injured on my right.

It might be the Rotating Cuffs as s i can move my arms straight up and down but when they are further apart from my body that's when i can feel the pain. It's been 5 days now, it has improved and luckily it's my left (i'm right handed) but i want it to a more comfortable level.

I've been icing the hell out of the left shoulder and doing some stretches i saw on youtube. But has anybody else got any suggestions who has gone through similar injury. Need a quick fix asap and any help will do gentlemen as my season of basketball starts in just over a week.




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Posted: 9/23/2012 7:18:17 AM
Sounds like something similar to what I had. Went to the orthopedic for x-rays and I have an arthritic ac joint in my left shoulder. He shot me up with some cortisone and it felt great for 6 months, now it's starting to bother me again, but not nearly as bad.
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Posted: 9/24/2012 7:10:31 PM

Go see a PT. They'll know right away and give you  homework.

Meantime, 1200 ng's ibu per day on full stomach with ice 3x a day.

 

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Posted: 9/26/2012 5:59:56 AM
heavy bench press?

make sure to really warm up your shoulders before lifting

resistance band work can be an aid


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Posted: 9/27/2012 5:46:07 AM
QUOTE Originally Posted by dbuc1:

Sounds like something similar to what I had. Went to the orthopedic for x-rays and I have an arthritic ac joint in my left shoulder. He shot me up with some cortisone and it felt great for 6 months, now it's starting to bother me again, but not nearly as bad.
were you recommended to an orthopedic or you took it upon yourself to see one in oppose to a chiropractor etc.
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Posted: 9/27/2012 5:47:36 AM
QUOTE Originally Posted by searchwarrant:

Go see a PT. They'll know right away and give you  homework.

Meantime, 1200 ng's ibu per day on full stomach with ice 3x a day.

 

what's a PT? & what is 'ng's ibu'?
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Posted: 9/27/2012 5:54:48 AM
QUOTE Originally Posted by CoverLane:

heavy bench press?

make sure to really warm up your shoulders before lifting

resistance band work can be an aid



i don't think it was the cause. it happened after basketball. I usually warm up but i hardly ever warm down. I realize now at my age i must take my warming up/warming down more seriously.
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Posted: 9/28/2012 12:33:22 AM
could be inflammed at either side of the shoulder. or even a torn labrum although there hasn't been much evidence of it. usually labrum is found in sports that involve over hand throwing.

i would get an mri done just as a precaution.


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Posted: 9/28/2012 1:41:02 PM

Physical therapist.

6 Ibuprofin per day. 3 at a time.

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Posted: 9/29/2012 12:36:24 AM
QUOTE Originally Posted by searchwarrant:

Go see a PT. They'll know right away and give you  homework.

Meantime, 1200 ng's ibu per day on full stomach with ice 3x a day.

 


this, had the same thing, should still barks from time to time a couple years later about, but surgeon did mri which revealed tendonitis in rc and biceps tendon.  i took 4 months off lifting which i wish i didnt do.  went to see pt, he told me to take it easy, its just muscles after spending an hour with me and doing different tests.  got more answers from him in that hour than i did in 3 dr visits and an mri which was a girl because the dye they put in your shoulder is awful as well as laying in the chlostorphobic chamber.  plus it costs a good amount of $ even if you have full insurance like i do.

still notice some pain when i bench or do push ups, so i try to do them sparingly but i am stronger now than before and kind of just deal with it.  shoulders tend to get better if they are going to on their own anyway, so surgery is not always the fix people are looking for.

shoulders and knees, never the same after surgery a couple drs told me.  rest, rehab, rest, and start slowly back into things.

best of luck
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