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Shoulder Tendonitis

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created March 16, 2011 at 4:56 PM

I appear to have developed Shoulder Tendonitis and am in quite a lot of pain when performing certain exercises. Push ups seem to cause the most severe response, so I assume that degree of rotation aggravates the tendon the greatest.

Has anyone else had similar issues before? I am told to rest it until recovery but I haven't been terribly active lately due to work commitments and there has been no improvement. I'm concerned I'll be stuck with this for life.

Thanks in advance for any advice.

425aa4bfb79556ed50ea693c3edd7e13

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on March 17, 2011
at 06:17 PM

"Stop doing that" is acceptable because those motions are high risk and have little gain. They are not justified by the risk-vs-gain computation that you should do before doing a given workout. Sadly, this is all too common in a certain orthorexic cult.

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on March 17, 2011
at 09:54 AM

Sounds very similar to what I'm experiencing.

C42ca04212a396353131758237f209d7

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on March 17, 2011
at 09:53 AM

It is self diagnosed, I admit. Appointment pending. I get a popping noise whilst doing push ups and a terrible burning sensation (much more intense than lactic burn) that comes on without warning that causes me to stop. It is really inhibiting my strength progressions and is becoming infuriating. Thanks for your feedback.

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on March 17, 2011
at 07:05 AM

What if the kipping action is causing the pain? Correcting it would mean doing deadhangs instead, no?

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on March 17, 2011
at 03:31 AM

Why is "Stop doing that acceptable"? If you stop doing everything that causes you discomfort pretty soon your lying in bed doing nothing! Find out what is causing the pain and correct it. The "Diesel Crew" video is good (start with very light weight). Also try this: http://www.surfbodyfitness.com/category/injury-prevention Good luck!

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on March 17, 2011
at 01:29 AM

also see this thread: http://paleohacks.com/questions/24493/paleo-hit-exercise-with-a-shoulder-injury#axzz1GodjwzOD

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34a367e60db77270bd7096dc04270fdc

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on March 16, 2011
at 06:42 PM

Are you sure it is tendonitis? My husband developed a shoulder problem a year and a half ago. The orthopedist shot him with cortisone which didn't do any good at all. He was no longer able to do pullups (which he was very proficient in), push ups or any lifting over his head, overhead squats etc. His problem ended up being something called adhesive capsulitis in both shoulders. Scar tissue built up in both shoulder joints and he lost range of motion. He had to have manipulation under anesthesia twice and several weeks of physical therapy - he's finally getting back to normal after being down for over a year.

C42ca04212a396353131758237f209d7

(91)

on March 17, 2011
at 09:53 AM

It is self diagnosed, I admit. Appointment pending. I get a popping noise whilst doing push ups and a terrible burning sensation (much more intense than lactic burn) that comes on without warning that causes me to stop. It is really inhibiting my strength progressions and is becoming infuriating. Thanks for your feedback.

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on March 17, 2011
at 03:49 AM

My right shoulder has been bothering me off-and-on too. I feel it mostly when I throw too much in my Sunday softball league. Sometimes when I rotate my right arm a certain way it will tweak my shoulder and I get a sharp pain (feels like tendons are hurting). I will check out the videos posted here in hopes that it will help.

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on March 16, 2011
at 08:03 PM

I have elbow tendonitis and it's gotten a lot better since I've decreased the range of motion on any exercises involving it and have moved from high volume on one day to splitting the volume to 3 days a week (HST).

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425aa4bfb79556ed50ea693c3edd7e13

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on March 16, 2011
at 08:01 PM

Do you do a lot of kipping pullups? Stop doing that.

Do you do a lot of "american" (full vertical) kettleball swings? Stop doing that.

D5cde8031564f905260ce9aa7a1f5e2c

(1170)

on March 17, 2011
at 07:05 AM

What if the kipping action is causing the pain? Correcting it would mean doing deadhangs instead, no?

425aa4bfb79556ed50ea693c3edd7e13

(609)

on March 17, 2011
at 06:17 PM

"Stop doing that" is acceptable because those motions are high risk and have little gain. They are not justified by the risk-vs-gain computation that you should do before doing a given workout. Sadly, this is all too common in a certain orthorexic cult.

88cffa260e8259942de579503d282ee7

(466)

on March 17, 2011
at 03:31 AM

Why is "Stop doing that acceptable"? If you stop doing everything that causes you discomfort pretty soon your lying in bed doing nothing! Find out what is causing the pain and correct it. The "Diesel Crew" video is good (start with very light weight). Also try this: http://www.surfbodyfitness.com/category/injury-prevention Good luck!

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D5cde8031564f905260ce9aa7a1f5e2c

on March 16, 2011
at 06:56 PM

I've had great success with this shoulder rehab/prehab protocol: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A0ONHZmsFec

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on March 16, 2011
at 06:09 PM

I've had this issue off and on since 2009. I only had one bad 'attack' where I had severe pain and couldn't use one arm for much for over a week, but I've had many smaller strains that took some time and babying to recover from. When I start to hear popping and feel that twinging pain, I just try to rest my shoulders as much as possible, and not overdo the exercises which tend to aggravate it.

I I do a lot of yoga and bodyweight exercises, the 'push-up' movement is the worst culprit. One thing that really helps is perfect shoulder alignment - pulling my shoulder blades together on my back, and coming forward to lower down with my fingertips even with my nipples rather than my collar bone.

C42ca04212a396353131758237f209d7

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on March 17, 2011
at 09:54 AM

Sounds very similar to what I'm experiencing.

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on March 16, 2011
at 05:15 PM

Im actually currently dealing with a similar issue. A good massage/body worker could loosen up the muscles/joints. Also tension in your neck and jaw could be contributing

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