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I Injured My Shoulder While Bench Pressing Should I Just Lift Fewer Pounds
Change routine: You probably have torn or injured your shoulder rotator cuff, which can be a persistent "plague" on your exercise routine. Do not do the same thing that caused it for a while and in any event exercise through stiffness but not through pain. If this was at a gym, perhaps there is a consultant who can advise you about alternate exercises. You could also see a physiatrist for advice. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
The term shoulder defines the area of the body in which the upper extremity is connected to the torso. This area includes the proximal humerus, the scapula, the clavicle, the joints that connect these bones, and the muscles that allow for their motion. Disorder can describe any deviation from normal of the shoulder an injury would imply a deviation from normal caused ...Read more
I think I injured my shoulder while bench pressing. How do I check where my injured muscle/area is?
Hard to say: If you have pain, there's a good chance the injury is where it hurts. You need to say what makes you feel you have an injury. Some are easily diagnosed on the surface by looking, palpating and moving the shoulder. Others require imaging such as x-ray or MRI to visualize the precise nature of the injury. But if there is not pain or loss of motion, do not worry. ...Read more
Maybe: Ghays1: this is a tough one. Depends on the nature of the injury but most strains and contusions will improve without long term problems. First- stretch. Overhead should be pretty easy by 2 weeks afterward but reaching behind your back may take 6 weeks. If you are really weak( can't lift arm above shoulder height) after 3-4 weeks, make sure you see a shoulder specialist. ...Read more
I injured my shoulder at work. I have pain on a scale of 1 to 10 as a 7. I've iced my shoulder and the pain isn't getting any better. Should I see Dr?
Yes : Sounds like an exam by your doctor is appropriate. Ask about whether a referral to orthopedics is necessary. Hope this helps! ...Read more
I injured my shoulder with a fall & it iis very painful what should I take for the awful painwhat is the best thing to take after asevere shoulder inj?
Start simple: Rest, ice, activity modification. Ibuprofen or naproxen. If, after a few days, no improvement, then go straight to an orthopedic surgeon or sports specialist. An exam, x-rays and possibly an MRI would be part of the evaluation. Serious injury must be ruled out, as these can require surgery. If surgery can be ruled out, then most problems resolve with time and therapy. ...Read more
Last weekend I had injured my shoulder (cause Unknown). now my arm feels like it is just hanging off my body. also still experiencing pain?
It depends: Your doctor can evaluate the injury to determine what the appropriate course of action is. Muscle strains or soreness generally respond better to heat, while ice is better for inflammation and bruising. A doctor can help you determine if there are any more serious injuries, like broken bones or tendon tears, so if you're concerned you should visit your physician. Wishing you a speedy recovery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I injured my shoulder by pushing forward really hard. It now is very painful especially when I breath in. What should I do? See a Dr? Home remedies?
See a doctor: Severe pain after pushing may have injured more than your shoulder. Best to get it checked ASAP. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more