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shoulder injury, shoulder impigment?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created January 30, 2013 at 12:05 AM

Hi when i do side and front raises my shoulder makes a popping sound. I also have forward shoulders. What do you recommend me doing? I also have pain while doing overhead movment. I workout in a gym anf f have gym equipment aviable. Thank you.

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on January 30, 2013
at 02:20 PM

Me too Lando - it's been life changing for me. Like I can actually touch my toes for the first time in my life! Not everyone has the time or money to invest in a professional diagnosis (I know my insurance covers NONE of this stuff), and M-Wod is a good start.

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on January 30, 2013
at 02:18 PM

Second that. I have had to really concentrate on my shoulder alignment. I often take the weight down several notches if I feel like I'm getting lazy with my shoulders. I also have noticed that I have really bad alignment in daily life ... like I often sleep on my side with my arm cranked up in a really bad position!

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on January 30, 2013
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VigLink linked the word aviable to 'ladies winter worm bootes' on ebay, whatever they are...just sayin

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on January 30, 2013
at 01:46 AM

A.R.T. is great stuff. Also consider how you are performing your shoulder exercises. If you go to a chiro they can instruct you, but if you dont consider looking into a book called "congruent exercise".

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on January 30, 2013
at 12:55 AM

Please visit a physiotherapist who can properly assess your body. 99.9% of the people on this board are unqualified to make a diagnose, and the 0.1% who are would need to see you in their office to make any useful recommendation.

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on January 30, 2013
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Have you heard of A.R.T.? (Active Release Treatment). It's kind of the sports medicine side of chiropractic. You can read more and look for a provider here:

http://www.activerelease.com/

But first I would recommend browsing the website MOBILITYWOD.COM. Lots of great videos on ways to be a do-it-yourself mechanic on your own body. ART providers do similar things that you will learn watching these.

I did a quick search for "shoulder impingement" and came up with this:

http://www.mobilitywod.com/2010/11/episode-789-un-impinge-yourself-from.html

If your shoulders are rolling forward, you may have tight pecs; watch this (pecs start around 2:00 min mark):

http://www.mobilitywod.com/2010/10/episode-44-global-dehydration-and.html

Pain moving overhead may be rotator cuff:

http://www.mobilitywod.com/2011/07/episode-294-shoulder-what-to-fix-first-and-wii-mob.html

And there's a lot more on there! Personally, I recommend going back to page 1 and working through every video. It has solved all kinds of issues for me. Good luck!

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on January 30, 2013
at 01:46 AM

A.R.T. is great stuff. Also consider how you are performing your shoulder exercises. If you go to a chiro they can instruct you, but if you dont consider looking into a book called "congruent exercise".

32652cb696b75182cb121009ee4edea3

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on January 30, 2013
at 02:18 PM

Second that. I have had to really concentrate on my shoulder alignment. I often take the weight down several notches if I feel like I'm getting lazy with my shoulders. I also have noticed that I have really bad alignment in daily life ... like I often sleep on my side with my arm cranked up in a really bad position!

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on January 30, 2013
at 04:44 AM

Agree with above posters saying you should see a physio/osteo/remedial massage therapist.
I am a myotherapist and to make a proper diagnosis on whats going on I'd have to physically assess you, which is why I suggest going to a specialist. That said, having forward/rotated shoulders does pose a greater chance of you having shoulder impingement syndrome, or other boimechanical shoulder problems. So firstly I'd suggest you work on strengthening your rhomboids and middle/lower trapezius. Also stretch out your pecs and upper trapezius. Secondly I'd suggest strengthening your serratus anterior, as this can affect shoulder movement patterns.

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on January 30, 2013
at 03:32 AM

Agree with Kathleen you need to be seen by someone.

Pain and popping can indicate a lot of things....

Off the top of my brain, tear of the labrum, tear of the rotator cuff, rotator cuff tendinosis, calcific tendinopathy, loose bodies in the joint, scar tissue...

If it were my shoulder.. I would stop the heavy weight lifting... particularly the overhead motions because that can aggravate rotator cuff issues. Don't do anything that aggravates your pain.

If you can't afford to see someone... then try to take a few weeks off of the weight lifting and see if the pain goes away. If the pain goes away and you still have the clicking you probably don't have anything to worry about. If the pain persists.. then you will definitely need to see somebody.

Best of luck!

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on January 30, 2013
at 01:37 AM

I'm gonna have to agree with RK regarding Mobilitywod.com. I am a naturally UN-flexible person and just recently I found this website. He goes into more detail than anything I have ever seen when it comes to stretching. I've had some back pain lately and through the videos, I realized I have extremely tight hip flexors, and specifically, a tight PSOAOS. I know he has some videos regarding shoulders. Maybe there are a few that you might find helpful.

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on January 30, 2013
at 02:20 PM

Me too Lando - it's been life changing for me. Like I can actually touch my toes for the first time in my life! Not everyone has the time or money to invest in a professional diagnosis (I know my insurance covers NONE of this stuff), and M-Wod is a good start.

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