So this blows. A month and half ago my shoulder started hurting. Nothing major. Didn’t stop me. Then our gyms closed for three weeks. Even though mine stayed open, I figured this was a good excuse to rest it and see what happens. Well it didn’t get better. Not worse. But not better. Started back this week and it wasn’t bad. Today I was racking and cabling servers and it popped so many times that now I can’t even lift it without stabbing pain. It’s weird cause it’s more like at the top of my bicep, towards the outside between the delt and bicep. It’s definitely a rubber band type pull and snap. And to top it off, I was set for my first cycle in a long time to begin next month. Doctors appt tomorrow morning. Has anyone had similar pain/issues? I feel like I had this many years ago and it was solved with a cortisone shot in the other shoulder
Sounds like what o had about 3 months ago I took 2 months off and started hgh. Still gave flat benches yet but hoping soon
I’ll just work legs and cardio non stop
YeAh keep spirits up I know when I didn’t hit my goal I had set bench cause of it I spiraled out of control for a bit
Sounds like your biceps tendon is inflamed and rolling in and out of the awesome little groove it sits in, intertubercular groove. A lot of shoulder issues are actually inflamed biceps tendons.
I’ve had this a couple of times it sucks
I experience it a lot, after two rotator cuff repairs my biceps tendon does more to hold my shoulder together than anything else, hence the reason I tend to have issues with my right shoulder/biceps. It sucks
@JB_rD81 what do you do to help it? Living on Advil and Aleve. Hot and cold pads. Tigers Balm. I’m doing it all. Nothing works
Rest, although I’m not super good at that. Try to avoid things that bother it, stretch. I try to use Advil for no more than 7 consecutive days, and I take 800 mg x 3 times a day. ice, and a good liniment before you work out
@JB_rD81 Sounds good. Thanks!!!
Hopefully biceps inflammation/tendinitis, sounds like there may be a little labrum involvement. Good to address it quickly, I’m in sling typing this with one finger after shoulder surgery Monday.
The tendinitis sucks atleast for me
Yup ice buddy. Every friggin day. Then slowly build into using it again. Slow and steady. Mine actually gets worse if I don’t train it too.
what @Bumpygooch said, get it checked out . My shoulder snaps, pops, and cracks. Sometimes a bunch, sometimes not at all. After the second cortisone shot and still waking up in the middle of the night out of a dead sleep from a nightmare, but there’s no nightmare. It has finally chaffed my life enough and become a fucking nuisance , that I too am having surgery on my shoulder. I wish I had taken care of the injury with rest and PT when it happened a year ago after being blindsided from a collision playing hockey. Instead I shook it off like it was only temporary. It wasn’t People said " dude are you ok?" today it was, “was that your shoulder I just heard crack” as I stopped and winced while reaching to hand a check to somebody.
So ive had some tendonitis in elbows and wrist you can try ice and heat and lay off and try some BPC 157 this stuff is amazing but you need some quality stuff. I never thought of it until my trt Doctor prescribed it to me.
How did it go? Hope you recover quickly and well, brotha.
BPC 157 at high doses (300 mcg, eg) three times a day for 7-10 days basically eliminates shoulder pain/inflammation for me, and I have a truly fucked up right shoulder (only one rotator cuff tendon still intact). Combined with GH or a GH secratagogue, it’s miracle juice for me.
I use these techniques but put a 10 pound weight in my hand. I would start with none and work your way to no more than 10 pounds I do this before any shoulder workout or bench. I don’t barbell bench anymore and use dumbbells only so I can change the angle slightly to take away undo pain.
Dumbbells are the way with a solid form. You can’t push the weight up to something you can’t handle. Its better to have good form and less weight.
I did only Dumbbells due to shoulder issues for a long time. The only issue I had with them was when you get heavy, kicking them up was bugging my back a bit. Once Covid hit and I was confined to my garage, it was back to barbell. I have found that when I retract my scapula before benching that it really helps with my shoulder pain (I dont think this would help OP, but possibly others btw).