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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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Can I lift weights with two shoulder replacements. Will I ever be able to throw a football again?

Can I lift weights with two shoulder replacements. Will I ever be able to throw a football again?

Shoulder replacement: Once you have had shoulder reconstructions the normal musculature is weaker. Hence it is not advisable to lift weights that would impose stress on the shoulder or to throw a ball. You can still lift weights but restrict shoulder motion. ...Read more

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Can i lift weights with mild neck and shoulder stiffness and pain. Been going on for about 2 weeks?

Can i lift weights with mild neck and shoulder stiffness and pain. Been going on for about 2 weeks?

If the stiffness: Came from recently increasing your lifting range then back down the weight by 10-15lbs, or use fixed weight machines until stiffness resolves before going back to normal with free weights. ...Read more

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Intense pain in my right shoulder when I try to lift weights on an incline bench. I literally cannot lift any weight w/out intense pain. Rotator cuff?

Intense pain in my right shoulder when I try to lift weights on an incline bench. I literally cannot lift any weight w/out intense pain. Rotator cuff?

Possibly!: If you can localize your pain ot the top (near ac joint) of the shoulder then consider ac joint as the source of pain. Certainly, other causes, such as rotator cuff tears cannot be ruled out unless proper evaluation and work-up by an orthopedist has been performed. Please see an orthopedist. In the meantime avoid any painful activitity, ice the painful area, consider the use of antiinflammatories. ...Read more

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Is it ok to lift weights after shoulder replacement surgery?

Be careful: The artificial parts of a total shoulder arthroplasty are not as durable as the native joint. The more you use them the faster they will wear out. This has been clearly shown in hip and knee replacements. I would expect it to be no different in shoulder replacements. I would stick to low weights and intensity lifting. Talk to your surgeon for clarification. ...Read more

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I think I may have pulled a muscle under my shoulder, when I stretch my arm it hurts, I lift weights would it be best if i stop till it feels better?

I think I may have pulled a muscle under my shoulder, when I stretch my arm it hurts, I lift weights would it be best if i stop till it feels better?

Sprain/rotator cuff: The most common cause of shoulder pain and impingement of abduction and overhead reach in the setting of weight lifting is a rotator cuff tendinitis or tear of the conjoint tendon. A PT can evaluate your range of motion. Rest, ice and topical NSAID creams and patches available at drugstores are very effective. If impingement persists you may need an MRI and sports/Ortho referral. ...Read more

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I play baseball, noticed my shoulder pain 2 weeks ago. It only hurts when i throw, but no pain or weakness when i lift weights. What's wrong?

I play baseball, noticed my shoulder pain 2 weeks ago. It only hurts when i throw, but no pain or weakness when i lift weights. What's wrong?

Get it checked out: You should see a physician for a formal evaluation (better if they have a sports medicine specialty). There are several small injuries that, if left untreated, may cause problems long term. Rotator cuff or cartilage injuries are at the top of the list. ...Read more

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Haven't played softball in 1 month but shoulder pain is intense&constant. Can't sleep on it, lift things or put weight on it. Help?

Haven't played softball in 1 month but shoulder pain is intense&constant. Can't sleep on it, lift things or put weight on it. Help?

Consult with an: orthopedic surgeon. Anti inflammatory meds, physical therapy, and injections are mainstays of treatment. In rare cases, it could be bone infection, tumor, or even occult fracture. You need full evaluation. ...Read more

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I've have bursitis in my left shoulder for about three weeks now, I feel better now, is weight training going to make it worse? Or am I safe to lift?

I've have bursitis in my left shoulder for about three weeks now, I feel better now, is weight training going to make it worse? Or am I safe to lift?

See details: If the pain is completely resolved, start lifting again. Start with lower weights than usual and slowly increase. If the pain returns, stop lifting and have the bursitis treated. A local cortisone injection will usually resolve the issue. ...Read more