Injured my rotator cuff... I injured it on Friday, haven't touched a weight since then, hoping it would just go away. Believe it or not it hurt more and more, so I went to the doctor today. Sharp stabbing pain in the underlying shoulder muscles and joint area definately worse than I've ever experienced before. Luckily, the doctor and my chiropractors work together in a Sports Rehab Clinic. First the doc tested my shoulder thoroughly, and immediately said, "injured rotator cuff." She stated the best treatment would be cortozone and anti-inflammatory steroid injection, ultrasound, and strengthening exercises. The shot was not fun, but at least she numbed my shoulder first with Novacaine. But cortozone must be injected with a thick long needle deep into the muscle by the joint. This was my first cortozone shot ever. I am home now recovering, started doing my rotator cuff strengthening exercises. I return for another ultrasound tomorrow, more strengthening exercises, and back to the gym on Monday hopefully. Moral of the story be careful with the shoulder joints, strengthen your rotators, and don't get old. Who would have thought such a small muscle would cause so much pain.