Shoulder Pain

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    Aug 24, 2011 12:16 AM GMT
    So I hurt my shoulder a couple months ago rafting and it still hasn't really healed. I recently took 3 weeks off of training to see if it would get better, and I no longer have any soreness, but it is still pretty sore while doing bench press...Any suggestions on what it could be?
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    Aug 24, 2011 12:08 PM GMT
    I think best to get it checked out. There's alot going on in there and could be many things.
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    Aug 24, 2011 6:51 PM GMT
    those are a bitch. I think you just have to allow more time but also see an osteopath , or have Active Release treatments .
    Normally the approach is to use it without over stressing it till it 's healed which can take months.

    Scar tissue is being created and will never be as strong as the original , which means you have to be careful.
    At the same time you don't want the scar tissue to limit mobility which means you have to use it, stretch it .

    Also you need determine which muscle(s) is involved. Is it deltoid muslce ( anterior, central, posterior) , or the supraspinatus etc. .

    MAssage , RICE, ibuprophen combos to help reduce inflammation.

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    for example :

    hurt my shoulder 5 years ago after a nasty MTbike crash . Took nearly 10 months to go. RICE, massage, advil ,

    hurt it again 2 years ago , massgetherapist found it was the supraspinatus and it took 4 massages/week for over a month . But i never stopped using the shoulder , a big help was actually xc skiing .

    and 2 weeks ago i hurt my right central deltoid at the gym . RICE, massages, ibuprophen and stretching ... and forcing myself to move it , daily pushing it a bit more . I know myself enough now i can deal with the problem .
    But it sucks.

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    Aug 28, 2011 11:22 PM GMT
    This is a common injury among whitewater kayakers so I'm not surprised rafters get it also. Surfers and swimmers also suffer from this shoulder pain. At best you have tendinitis. At worse you've done some serious damage that could require an operation. I have the former. First and foremost talk to a specialist. You can't do anything until the acute pain subsides. Then you have to do a series of exercises that will strengthen the tendons. The specialist I went to told me to stay away from any exercises requiring me to raise my arms above 90 degrees. No pull ups or shoulder presses for example.