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