View Full Version : pain in shoulder

02-27-2011, 07:26 PM
I have pain in my shoulder after workout but dont hurt during workout went and got an xray by a shoulder surgeon and he seen no tears he said maybe a slight impingment nothing major he suggest cortisone shot. any advice anybody?

02-27-2011, 07:42 PM
Whatever advice anyone here gives, we are not doctors so whatever advice your doc gives is what you should follow.

Can you more specific about what sort of pain and where. It's hard for us to get a picture of the problem without more info. The shoulder joint is very complex with many actions. The shoulder as well as the knee are very common places to injure while lifting and it's often very hard to find the problem. I had a knee injury that took doctors 2 years to figure out after I had a bike accident.

02-27-2011, 07:44 PM
How long does the pain last post work out?

02-27-2011, 07:52 PM
it never really goes away its not unbearable but it worrys me the pain is on the front of the shoulder the doc said the muscle or tendon might be rubbing a bone causing it to flare up when i work out i guess thats the impingement.

02-27-2011, 08:01 PM
I had pain in front of my shoulder after injuring it during playing soccer. Long story short it was a bicep tendon tear (yes it was in the shoulder) I was put on prednisone (oral) and had to restrength shoulder with resistance bands while on prednisone. Im a nurse and I have never seen an ortho doc trying to give cortisol shoots to someone with a slight impingment. I would try oral prednisone before he takes your money to do procedures that are going a bit over board on treatment. Good luck with everything.

02-27-2011, 09:08 PM
Ok impingment is mostly caused by doing these four movements. Tell me if you do them. Dips using two benches. NOT regular dips!!! Upright rows, behind the neck presses. And also Tricep presses above head and behind neck. I am not a doctor but i have had some of these syptoms as well. Best to rest it and see what happends. Maybe get some joint and tendon supplements. To get them lubed up so to speak. haha Does it hurt when you do chest or just isolating the shoulder?? Oh and im not sure about the shot. Do what you think is best but get back to me and let me know about the other stuff. Thanks and good luck.

02-27-2011, 09:17 PM
Its affected when i do chest workouts bench etc.i take glucosamine everyday one doc said impingement the other doc said inflamed tendon.If i was to try and reach around to scratch my lower back thats when you really feel it in the front shoulder feels like right at the joint.

02-27-2011, 10:04 PM
Ok but what about the movements that i posted. Do you do these and do you do them heavy?? Ok also look up shoulder bursitis.... sounds a lot like what you are saying. You need to ice it, rest it, and anti inflamatory meds. But read up and see what you think.

02-27-2011, 11:45 PM
Yes i do some of them but not heavy. Read up on the shoulder bursitis that sounds like thats what i have. Im going to go ahead and get the cortisone and let it rest for couple of days.Thanks guys for all the info!

02-28-2011, 01:05 AM
Is there a popping sound when you do movements. If so that would co inside with what your doctor says. It's a pain to feel the popping movement.
Yes i do some of them but not heavy. Read up on the shoulder bursitis that sounds like thats what i have. Im going to go ahead and get the cortisone and let it rest for couple of days.Thanks guys for all the info!

02-28-2011, 01:23 AM
yes there is popping noises.

03-01-2011, 08:13 PM
Whoa... hold the bus... JuicedUK... you can't say for sure that we are not doctors (only because you don't know that for a fact)... this is not meant as a "flame" shot by any stretch... nor is it meant to be disrespectful! Only pointing out a fact is all... nothing more... no offence intended.

With that out of the way, I am not a doctor any more than JuicedUK is... the brother is on his game with his advice!

We could easily multiply examples of what we have personally gone through and how our doctors, therapists and what not helped us and what they did and what we did but ultimately, it does come down to one thing... the man/woman who is examining you! They are the ones who see first-hand what is going down and see the x-rays and other biofeedback. It isn't our place here to speculate on anything.

Now, before I forget... story about shoulder pain and discomfort. Impingement was something that I had going on with my shoulder... my job involves me spending too much time in a chair and working on my computer terminal which caused my shoulders to begin to slump forwards and pinching a nerve from my mid-back area. This caused pains in my shoulder, went to the doctor who then sent me to physiotherapy for treatments and regular work.

Pain eventually went away but I still on occasion get that pain back. I read something about how it was due to a lack of shoulder flexibility, and the solution was to take one of those fancy broom sticks that we use for twists and hold it at chest level with your hands slightly wider than shoulder width and slowly move the broom stick upwards and over your head and down past your shoulders to the rear and down to touch your buttocks. Then start again from the front with your hands closer this time and repeat. This has worked for me over and over again and allows my shoulders to flex much easier and to be less sore.

But once again... a big bump to JuicedUK... we are not doctors or specialists in any regard... do see your doctor and follow his or her advice.


03-01-2011, 09:44 PM
Well got the shot yesterday evening felt like a champ. when i walked out of that office but today the pain is brutal cant hardly move the arm. called the doc and she said cortisone flare up and it would go away in couple days i sure in the hell hope so!

04-03-2011, 05:11 PM
Well got an mri on the shoulder no tears seen but i have two bone spurs hopefully get them removed in a couple weeks so i can heal.

04-04-2011, 12:55 AM
find a doctor that does prolotherpy it helped me alot problem it hurts like a mf

04-05-2011, 12:38 AM
find a doctor that does prolotherpy it helped me alot problem it hurts like a mf

did you have bone spurs when you went through therapy?they sent me to therapy for a couple weeks to satisfy the insurance company.they are going to remove them and fix what ever else he finds cant wait till this shits over!

04-25-2011, 11:02 PM
Well had surgery on friday for shoulder impingement sore as hell doc says i may be back to normal in 2 months.