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I injured my shoulder while bench pressing? Should I just lift fewer pounds?

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 more

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Dr. Charles Toman
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Shoulder Injuries (Definition)

A shoulder injury is a condition in which a person has a bruise, sprain, cut, or fracture in his shoulder. Fractures can be just cracks in a bone, or they can be displaced fractures, with the broken ends out of place. Bruises appear with swelling, pain, and redness. Sprains occur in a joint that has been moved too ...Read more


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I think I injured my shoulder while bench pressing. How do I check where my injured muscle/area is?

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

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What to do if i injured my shoulder during boxing, will it heal on its own?

What to do if i injured my shoulder during boxing, will it heal on its own?

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

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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?

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

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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?

See your doctor: If it is a severe injury you should be evaluated by a doctor asap. You could have a fracture, separation or dislocation, ice the shoulder and try tylenol (acetaminophen) unless there is a contraindication to you taking it. If this does not help go to er. ...Read more

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Injured my shoulder now it is constantly hurting. How to treat this?

Injured my shoulder now it is constantly hurting. How to treat this?

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

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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?

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?

Shoulder Trauma: If you are accurte with your description i would say you might have a fractured clavicle. But it might also be due to injury to your shoulder joint. You need to see your physician and do an X-Ray to Exclude fracture and determine the underlying cause of this condition ...Read more

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I injured my shoulder falling off my bike last week. Should I ice or heat and/or stretch?

I injured my shoulder falling off my bike last week. Should I ice or heat and/or stretch?

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 more

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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?

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

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I injured my shoulder Lot of pain, no strenght and I cant move it. I am a goalkeeper. Can you help me?

You need to see: an spots doctor or orthopedic surgeon , need evaluation tests including MRI etc , possible physical therapy , surgery in some cases . First you see your family doctor to arrange referral ...Read more

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