I hurt my right shoulder some 6 months ago. I do not know what I did to hurt it as I can not pin point a time where I did an exercise and fell off the bench in pain or had an anvil drop on my shoulder from a 4 story building. (Most recent injury was 12 months ago. It involved a mountain bike, a hill, and me doing my superman routine over the handle bars. That resulted in 3 broken ribs, left side, and a twisted wrist.)
Initially I chalked up the discomfort to sore muscle and working out hard and continued training.
Two months later and my shoulder was still bothering me. I shifted to light weights and avoided complicated or overly strenous shoulder exercises.
Two months after that and my shoulder was still bothering me. I stopped all shoulder exercises and lightened the load on any compound exercise that involved the shoulder.
Two weeks and no benefits I dropped all exercises that involved the shoulder.
My should still is not "right." So I have gone to the doctor and have an MRI scheduled for this coming monday.
Let me explain the pain. Right front of the shoulder, basically walk a stright line up front the crease in my arm pit. It feels almost like it is on top of the bone. No pain in regular day to day activity (unless I dig my fingers into the spot) I can still lift weight with no paid. (for example carried 35 bucket of kitty litter into the house with the arm and had no discomfort)
When I stretch it hurts and tingles for a couple of minutes afterwards and feels very weak. Depending on the stretch it even hurts. If I do a stretch where my arm goes behind my head is when it does this.
I really am bummed. I had started to make some real progress on my goals and this thing has derailed me in a serious way. I have maintained my diet and really lifted it up another notch. I have not gained any weight but the fullness and tightness of my muscles sure has been deflated over the last several months.
I guess I am looking for people who have injured there shoulders and can offer advice on recovery time, exercises, or just general "we made it through and so can you" inspiration.
I will post whatever the doc tells me when he has reviewed the MRI.