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Doctor insights on: Getting Broader Shoulders Without Weights

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I got bursitis in my shoulder from lifting wights and after I'm healed and go back to lifting weights am I more or less likely to get it again?

I got bursitis in my shoulder from lifting wights and after I'm healed and go back to lifting weights am I more or less likely to get it again?

Yes: Yes, you are, if you go back to lifting heavy right away and your form and posture is not correct. I would recommend starting slowly and making sure you have proper form and technique. Also, lifting different muscle groups on each day will help prevent it from coming back. ...Read more

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When I do shoulder exercises with weights I get red spots on them. What does this mean?

When I do shoulder exercises with weights I get red spots on them. What does this mean?

Acne mechanica: Pressure acne (if this is what it is; it resembles familiar face acne) is very common especially in guys who can bench a lot of weight. Be proud of what you've achieved, and consider topical Clindamycin for the affected areas. ...Read more

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My left shoulder is painful when I apply certain weight to it. If I do bench press exercises, I get a sharp pain and feel a bit weak in it. ?

My left shoulder is painful when I apply certain weight to it. If I do bench press exercises, I get a sharp pain and feel a bit weak in it.  ?

Difficult diagnosis : Difficult to answer without exam because of multitude of pain sources. Could be pectoral us tendon year given location and pain trigger. Could be acromioclavicular joint degeneration. Could be shoulder joint degeneration or bursitis. You need an exam from an Orthopaedic surgeon and an MRI. ...Read more

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How to get rid of clicking in my shoulder when lifting weights?

May be normal: Clicking of the joints is often very normal. With working out, tendons thicken and can snap over bony prominences. Unless painful, this snapping may not be a problem. If painful, then get your shoulder evaluated by an orthopedic surgeon or sports specialist. Also, analyze your work out routine with a trainer to make sure your technique does not create shoulder problems. ...Read more

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HOW to get a crick out shoulder?

HOW to get a crick out shoulder?

Depends: if by crick you mean muscle soreness or stiffness...heat, gentle stretching, anti-inflammatory can all be helpful. Hope this helps. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Can air get caught in your shoulder?

Can air get caught in your shoulder?

Shoulder: Only if injected or put in the shoulder during surgery. Most likely however it would be in small amounts and absorbed. There have been rare cases of an "air embolus" leaving the shoulder during surgery when large amounts of air have entered the shoulder and the bone surfaces have been exposed. These can be fatal but once again are extremely rare (case reports). ...Read more

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How do I lift weights after separating my shoulder?

How do I lift weights after separating my shoulder?

Weights shoulder: One should wait until there is adequate healing of the separation. Consultation with an orthopaedic surgeon, sports medicine specialist and/or physical therapist for a proper shoulder rehabilitation program will be helpful for technique and timing. While many shoulder separations are treated without surgery, surgery is commonly recommended for some more severe injuries. ...Read more

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Is there a way to help my shoulder get better faster?

Is there a way to help my shoulder get better faster?

See a doctor: The shoulder is a complex joint with many different potential pain generators (ac joint, glenohumeral joint, rotator cuff, bursa, biceps tendon, etc.) that may become damaged or inflamed. A good history and physical exam by an experienced clinician can help identify the pain generator(s) and advise you on a treatment plan. ...Read more

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What are some long lasting injuries a shoulder can get?

What are some long lasting injuries a shoulder can get?

Many: We can list some injuries such as: cartilage damage (arthritis), labral tears (from dislocations), slap tears (from overhead sports or overuse), rotator cuff tears, ac separations/dislocations, and fractures. Each of these cause injury that can negatively impact your shoulder function. ...Read more