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    Rotator cuff insertion

    I have been having this nagging problem in my shoulder and damn sure it's in the infraspinatus at the point of insertion. It's been a good 3 months now and is starting to effect my workouts. The wife can dig her elbow into it and it feels perfect for a few hr but then starts back up. Before, it was give me that post workout throb but it seems to be getting worse. Started a round of Naproxen this week and dropped a shoulder exercise that seems to bother it. Been keeping the reps high and not testing any heavy weights.



    Anyone deal with this before and what did you do?

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    I hurt my shoulder playing beach volleyball over 20 years ago. The pain is still there today. It gets worse the heavier I lift and certain lifts I have to avoid.
    Ive been dealing with it ok so I will keep doing that. I feel surgery may make things even worse.

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    Dude snake i feel for ya man.i similar aches back In 2010 when I was powerlifting and lifting heavy a lot....I just had to take a break from certain excersises for a while.....but ended up being a torn labrum ligament from heavy lifting and bone spurs after it kept on and on and eventually got worse,had a MRI done to find out what it really was,then surgery in early 2011.....not trying scare you man lol....just be careful and if it persist get an X-ray make sure before gets worse man.....trust me older you get,harder and longer it takes to heal lol



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    Get a bowtie
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    I had a similar issue for YEARS.
    Couldn't hit Delts at all! Would have to really warm up for chest and that wasn't a guarantee that it wouldn't become inflamed half way through my workout....

    Ended up being a friken rib out. Got adjusted and it was night and day in a matter of a two visits.



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    Quote Originally Posted by PillarofBalance View Post
    Get a bowtie
    I'm thinking more like a Bowflex. Maybe it's come to that
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    Lol was Pillar of Bow ties referring to Donny Thompsons support Bow tie brace?
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    I messed up my teres minor years back. Itís part of the rc, thin muscle under the infraspinatus. I stopped benching and over head pressing for a little over a month I just repped out really light dumbbells. Also I worked a lot with bands and the Trx. I did this one exercise laying on my side, iíd press a 2.5lb dumbbell straight up towards the ceiling, then very slowly lower the weight like the eccentric of a reverse fly. Keep up with the massage too hurts like a bitch but is necessary. Hopefully the basics help it heal but of course if pain persists a good idea to get it looked at.
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    I've been using a casual bowtie for a month now.. Definitely notice a difference in a long term shoulder issue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snake View Post
    I'm thinking more like a Bowflex. Maybe it's come to that
    Hey man you seen me use that floss and later on found out I was right... See below.

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    Lol was Pillar of Bow ties referring to Donny Thompsons support Bow tie brace?
    Snake i mean this

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    Quote Originally Posted by IronDarling View Post
    I had a similar issue for YEARS.
    Couldn't hit Delts at all! Would have to really warm up for chest and that wasn't a guarantee that it wouldn't become inflamed half way through my workout....

    Ended up being a friken rib out. Got adjusted and it was night and day in a matter of a two visits.
    That was one of the more.irritating I have had too. After weeks without being able to squat I finally saw the doc. Damn thing wouldn't pop back in until I took Prednisone.
    "Overzealous dosing" -Jin

    Rest in Peace Robot Lord. First round of Natty Boh is on me when I make it up there with you brother.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PillarofBalance View Post
    Hey man you seen me use that floss and later on found out I was right... See below.



    Snake i mean this

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