Shoulder Problems

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  1. Redsand187

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    I'm a skinny dude, always have been. I don't wish to be huge, but would like to build up my arms and chest a little bit. But my big problem is my left shoulder.

    Whenever I do anything like bench presses or push ups my left shoulder pops, like you would pop your knuckles. Afterwards, I have a slight pain in my shoulder, nothing real serious, but does not feel normal, or as well as my right shoulder. I don't think I have ever injured my shoulder to my knowledge, and the only thing I can possibly relate it to, which I don't think really relates, is when I was born, they broke my collar-bone. For pretty much as long as I remember, I have had this problem though.

    I have no problems with my shoulder with my day to day activities, so it really hasn't concerned me. But I am curious if anyone has ever had a similar problem, or has an idea what would cause it.

    I remember asking my chiropractor about it before, but he really didn't answer my questions... that guy is a douche bag anyways though.
     
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    Chiropractors are full of shit. Period. Dot. Secondly you need to a doctor if it is really that much of a concern. Or an orthopedic or get a consult with a physical therapist.
     
  3. Skeletor

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    How wide is your grip on bench press and your hand-position on pushups? If you combine a really wide grip/stance with poor scapula mobility/positioning, then it puts your shoulder in a really shitty position and stuff like this happens.



    Pull your shoulderblades back while you do pressing movements. Also try doing some face pulls. These helped my shoulder problems a lot, along with doing good warmups (wave your arms in circles, do some foam roller stuff to loosen/mobilize your spine, and do some pushups) before any pushing movements (even legs).
     
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    stfu.

    I have an MRI that shows a wonderfull case of bad bursitis...so bad that doctors wanted to scrape the inflammation buildup. I went to an ART practitioner, and after 12 treatments I was 100%. I need to go back like twice per year for my shoulder issues, but always leave with the problem fixed. www.activerelease.com
     
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    Notice the words get a consult with an orthopedic or Physical Therapist. Chiropractors are not physical therapists and is mostly bogus.
     
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