Shoulder/nerve injury (winged scapula) - Who has experienced this?

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    Jan 15, 2011 5:20 AM GMT
    I think I might have pulled or strained something in my right shoulder area? No real pain but suddenly I can't bench but a fraction of what I used to just two days earlier. It is affecting my bench press, push ups, and dips. When I tried dips using two chairs the rt arm collapses on me in mid-dip. I can still do the same amount of weights on the tricep pushdown so it is not my arm.

    Anyone ever encounter this before? What was the treatment? How long to recover?
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    Jan 15, 2011 4:31 PM GMT
    Thank you bud.
    I didn't even think about the possibility of nerve damage. Could very well be.
    I did some research along that line and discovered I am exhibiting signs of "winged scapula" (google it for youtube and images) on my right side. This is a sign of shoulder and/or nerve damage. I will make an appointment w/ a sports shoulder Doctor and see what he says.
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    Jan 20, 2011 12:46 PM GMT
    MuchMoreThanMuscle saidThat is bizarre. By the way you described your symptoms it almost sounds like a nerve damage or impingement.

    It could also be one of the rotators. Rotator cuff muscles are highly involved in chest pressing movements. They are also responsible for other movements too but certain rotators facilitate chest pressing movements.

    I would see a specialist to determine what you are ailing from. Do not take advice from people on this site. But I will say this. Muscles that simply give out on you and collapse are usually related to some type of nerve damage.

    Good luck. I hope you recover swiftly.

    Hi. Yeah so what MMTM is saying is entirely possible. Bench pressing the wrong way can get you into some trouble. I had a frozen shoulder about 2 years ago that seemed to take forever to heal. Lasted about 3 months.
    Tried acupuncture physio you name it but in the end the one thing that worked was a shot of cortisone. the freezing wears off your entire arm can feel like someone just whacked you with a sledgehammer. Depending on your physical shape age immunity it can last anywhere between a day and 2 weeks.
    Mine lasted for a day and a half. Judging from your profile yours may be around the same. Cheers!