Sore shoulder

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    Jun 16, 2011 11:52 AM GMT
    Dunno if this should go here or in injury.
    Ever since I started working out and especially since I started bench presses my left shoulder hurts all the time. It's right where the bone that sticks up on top of your shoulder and now It's red and a little swollen.
    I had other sore joints like tennis elbow that went away after building the muscle tissue and occasional sore hips.
    So just wondering if anyonehas any idea or if you've experienced this and should I just work through it.
    I hate going to the Doc for every little thing.
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    Jun 16, 2011 2:57 PM GMT
    Google (and do) rotator cuff exercises, and hope it's not too late.
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    Jun 16, 2011 2:58 PM GMT
    I have a similar thing going on with my left shoulder. I think I did dumbell flys with too heavy a weight. But I think mine is muscle. Its just sore and creaks a bit.
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    Jun 16, 2011 3:21 PM GMT
    paulflexes saidGoogle (and do) rotator cuff exercises, and hope it's not too late.


    Thanks, don't think it's too late just need to stretch it out I think.icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jun 16, 2011 3:26 PM GMT
    S60turbo said
    paulflexes saidGoogle (and do) rotator cuff exercises, and hope it's not too late.


    Thanks, don't think it's too late just need to stretch it out I think.icon_biggrin.gif
    Let's hope so...
    I almost fucked up mine, and it still gives me problems once in a while. Learning rotator cuff exercises is the only thing that's kept it from needing surgery.
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    Jun 16, 2011 3:26 PM GMT
    Stretching and rotator cuff exercises as mentioned by previous posters. (Altho, if it's the top of your shoulder, not sure if it's a rotator cuff).

    Are you also doing upper back exercises? If you're doing a lot of chest and not enough upper back, you may be causing an imbalance to occur.

    If it's just a nuisance, try taking some Aspirin or Advil after a workout to help reduce swelling/irritation.
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    Jun 16, 2011 3:57 PM GMT
    Yes it is top of the shoulder and yes I'm doing back as well as chest. I think it maybe just a matter of time to develop muscle in the area. I haven't done anything in 15 plus years. I know my tennis elbow and sore hips went away.
    Thanks for the help guys