I am new to this forum and maybe you guys can help me out.
I was doing a set of Decline Pec Fly's about a month ago with 35 pound dumbells. On the return motion my left shoulder kinda "popped" (it felt more like a "thunk" really). There was not much immediate pain but the following day I could barely raise my arm. The pain seems to shoot right down my deltiod. Enough that it makes me yelp when I turn my arm the wrong direction.
It took about a week for the pain to go away and I carefully started lifting again. Well, about a week after that, I drank way to much tequilla and reinjured my shoulder. Another week of pain and I was more or less back to normal. Finally, I was running two days ago and BAM it started hurting horribly again. Apparently I can injure it with the slightest movement?
What did I do to my shoulder? Did I dislocate it? Did I tear the muscle or something? I am to poor to afford a doctor and was hoping someone may have had some experience with this type of injury and could offer me some advice.
Well, nobody seems to interested in helping me so I will post what I have found and maybe it will help someone in the future. After a bunch of research I think I tore a shoulder ligament and it is causing a repeating subluxation. Hence the reinjuries. It is generally referred to as Shoulder Instability. Here are some links:
thanks for the info -i didn't know much about this type of injury till just this week.
i was working chest and afterwards felt ongoing pain in my left shoulder
(rotator cuff tear-i think) i'm going to rest it for a bit and see what happens but thanks again for the info
you guys could very well have an impingement which is a very common injury due to your rotator cuff...i injured my rotator on many exercises b4 i learned how to train it...now its just a thing of the past...learn what exercises trigger your impingement and then avoid them, you gotta find substititutes...only thing that can heal an impingement is time unless its soo bad you would need a shot from a doctor or even surjery...let it heal..it can take weeks,even months...ice it too...next work your rotator...theres a couple real good exercises for it...arnold presses are good ones and theres others that target it more effectively....soon you will be able to feel the actual rotator cuff being stressed when training it and that feeling is great...