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FEM_PHOENIX1109
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5/20/12 10:04 A

Thanks everyone for your feedback! Very helpful emoticon



KEITHA39
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5/20/12 1:55 A

Yes, you don't want to push it with regard to your shoulder. Too many things such as bursitis and rotator cuff injuries can be exacerbated by continuing to put stress on them and the results can take an extremely long time to heal from.

As Unident stated, rest the shoulder completely for a few days, then, if the pain is there whatsoever, try to get a medical evaluation.



JADOMB
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5/19/12 8:18 P

Yes, it's best to RICE it for a few days to make sure it's not something more serious. If it is still causing issues, then have a doctor check it. Sometimes it's hard to tell a healthy muscles tear from a tendon tear. Lots of differences in how fast and well they health too. Hope things turn out OK for you. Even if it does seem to be minor, be careful going back into your routine and slowly work those areas.



SWSWELD
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5/19/12 7:59 P

Go with the advice from Jen and Unident. I injured my shoulder, then the other shoulder. Two rounds of physical therapy. Stayed away from the gym for one year because of the pain but did yoga regularly.The pain is ALWAYS present. Started back in the gym for a solid month and so far so good but the pain is still there. Shoulders are not to be taken lightly. I don't want to have surgery but it may come to that.

My chiropractor helped the shoulder also.

Edited by: SWSWELD at: 5/19/2012 (20:00)


UNIDENT
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5/19/12 5:54 P

I would stay off that for 2-3 days and see if it felt any better. If not, see a doctor.

As for stretching it, whatever you feel makes it feel better... :)



SPARK_COACH_JEN
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5/19/12 1:31 P

It's hard to know what might be wrong, but I would rest it until it feels better. Pushing through pain is never a good idea. If the pain continues or gets worse, get it checked out by your doctor.

Hope that helps,

Coach Jen



FEM_PHOENIX1109
Posts: 20
5/19/12 1:19 P

Hi everyone!

Yesterday when I was doing some walking pushups I got an extreme pain in my shoulder muscle, like a spasm or something. It took me a few minutes to be able to continue my workout, but I got in there and finished it. Today it hurts, but is bearable.

I've only been working out for a couple of months, and aside from the typical soreness after a good workout never been hurt. This doesn't feel like that typical soreness.

My question is, should I try to stay off of it until it feels better, or should I continue my workouts as normal and push through any pain?

Also, if anyone knows what's wrong with it or maybe some stretches to alleviate it that would be appreciated!

Thanks!



 
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