click + extreme pain in shoulder when doing dumbbell bench press or front raise

  • qd2009

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    Jun 26, 2016 9:16 PM GMT
    Hi;
    This has happened to me twice now: once while doing dumbbell front raise, and again when doing dumbbell bench press. Something "snaps" in my shoulder followed by extreme pain, where my arm meets my shoulders. I have to drop all weights, and I have to stop my gym routine. I don't really know what's happening. Is it that I am doing these exercises with bad form? I'm trying to closely follow the instructions my trainer gave me (from a few years back). What can I do to prevent these "accidents"?

    -qd
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    Jun 27, 2016 1:43 AM GMT
    qd2009 saidHi;
    This has happened to me twice now: once while doing dumbbell front raise, and again when doing dumbbell bench press. Something "snaps" in my shoulder followed by extreme pain, where my arm meets my shoulders. I have to drop all weights, and I have to stop my gym routine. I don't really know what's happening. Is it that I am doing these exercises with bad form? I'm trying to closely follow the instructions my trainer gave me (from a few years back). What can I do to prevent these "accidents"?-qd

    I'd recommend a referral to an orthopedic surgeon. It's unlikely you could be adequately diagnosed and advised online. In the meantime you might want to avoid the raises that cause this popping & pain, and any other exercises that aggravate your shoulder.

    Old vaudeville routine:
    Patient: "Doctor, it hurts when I touch this".
    Doctor: "Don't touch it. That'll be $5.00".
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    Jun 28, 2016 2:11 AM GMT
    see Dr right away... might be "impingement" , can be fixed( my was by special exercises and special stretches ) it took 12 weeks to 98% stop the pain.
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    Jul 02, 2016 9:49 AM GMT
    qd2009 saidHi;
    This has happened to me twice now: once while doing dumbbell front raise, and again when doing dumbbell bench press. Something "snaps" in my shoulder followed by extreme pain, where my arm meets my shoulders. I have to drop all weights, and I have to stop my gym routine. I don't really know what's happening. Is it that I am doing these exercises with bad form? I'm trying to closely follow the instructions my trainer gave me (from a few years back). What can I do to prevent these "accidents"?

    -qd

    Bad form. Check with a trainer or someone that is more experienced in weight training.
  • qd2009

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    Jul 02, 2016 12:45 PM GMT
    thanks guys; I've set up appointment with dr.
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    Jul 05, 2016 3:19 PM GMT
    Art_Deco said
    qd2009 saidHi;
    This has happened to me twice now: once while doing dumbbell front raise, and again when doing dumbbell bench press. Something "snaps" in my shoulder followed by extreme pain, where my arm meets my shoulders. I have to drop all weights, and I have to stop my gym routine. I don't really know what's happening. Is it that I am doing these exercises with bad form? I'm trying to closely follow the instructions my trainer gave me (from a few years back). What can I do to prevent these "accidents"?-qd

    I'd recommend a referral to an orthopedic surgeon. It's unlikely you could be adequately diagnosed and advised online.



    For God's sake, do NOT go to an orthopedic surgeon! Surgeons love to cut people open, and often times for no good reason. Most things like this can be fixed with simple strengthening exercises. Go see a sports medicine doctor and you'll be back to working out in no time most likely. If it's really severe, they can refer you to a surgeon. NEVER go to an orthopedic surgeon for stuff like this.
  • Destinharbor

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    Jul 05, 2016 3:29 PM GMT
    Radd said
    Art_Deco said
    qd2009 saidHi;
    This has happened to me twice now: once while doing dumbbell front raise, and again when doing dumbbell bench press. Something "snaps" in my shoulder followed by extreme pain, where my arm meets my shoulders. I have to drop all weights, and I have to stop my gym routine. I don't really know what's happening. Is it that I am doing these exercises with bad form? I'm trying to closely follow the instructions my trainer gave me (from a few years back). What can I do to prevent these "accidents"?-qd

    I'd recommend a referral to an orthopedic surgeon. It's unlikely you could be adequately diagnosed and advised online.



    For God's sake, do NOT go to an orthopedic surgeon! They are surgeon and they're scalpel happy. Go see a sports medicine doctor and you'll be back to working out in no time most likely. If it's really severe, they can refer you to a surgeon. NEVER go to an orthopedic surgeon for stuff like this.

    Yeah, I agree. Or even a sports related massage guy. Your gym should know a few. I had a thing on my forearm that seemed embedded in the muscle and asked my Internist what it was. He said "I don't know." And about $4,000 later, of which maybe $700 was my portion, the answer was "Nothing." Doctors make money from fee-for-service. And if you ask, they'd better get something serious right the first time or be open to malpractice suits. so they can't afford to not find out. A good sports massage guy is usually the best place to start with workout issues like these. If you think about it, they're probably more likely to have seen a dozen just like it.