i'm a bodybuilder and have also had a previously weakened t5 vertebrae from a hockey injury 4 years ago.
Due to this, the upper right quadrant of my back and shoulder sometimes is in pain due to rotation of the vertebrae/other things at play in my back
I have suffered different pulls/vertebrae rotations over the past few years but just recently i was doing overhead press with pretty heavy weight, felt a strain in my trap/back near my shoulder blade
i've had this happened before and had hoped it would sort itself out in a few days, previously i went to the chiropractor and he adjusted the area and had me all set
It's been 2 weeks since the injury and the pain is dull but pretty constant, the only thing that really worries me now is that my right side is weak, as if an important muscle or connection isn't firing
I was doing bench press and also pullups and my right side is significantly weaker and i'm not sure why
going to finally get adjusted tomorrow but wanted to see if anyone had any hypothesis on why my right side is weaker (never had this before with this type of injury)
When I injured my rotator cuff I lost strength in my shoulder. Noticed at the gym without much pain. Not certain how it happened. For many months I had been doing external shoulder rotations with too much cable resistance, 25+ pounds, and that may have been the cause. ? Later there was some pain and pain at night. Changing position in bed did not help. The night pain may have been from ischemia as suggested by my physical therapist. The night pain would go away if I got up and walked around to circulate some blood. An MRI indicated mild tears of the supraspinatus, probably the most common rotator cuff injury. No surgery, it has recovered.
There are many shoulder injuries. Stop stressing the area, especially at the gym, and see a well qualified Dr for a specific diagnosis.
Last Edit: May 1, 2014 3:04:09 GMT -6 by chastennis