My shoulder began hurting a lot last week, so much it is hard to lift anymore. I'm pissed that after all the progress I've made, I'm going to have to take a break. A part of my left shoulder towards the front has been getting really tight during my exercises. It feels like if I push too hard it could tear. It is so tight my bench has dropped almost 30lbs and it still hurts to bench, so I just stopped. During the day it feels fine, it's just when I put a lot of weight on it, it starts to hurt. It hurts during any exercise that uses my left shoulder. Here is a vague diagram to show the area where it hurts. It feels like it is towards the front around the joint. I'm going to take a week off and see how it feels. Because I don't have much money and my health insurance sucks, I can't go to the doctor unless I know it is required in order to heal. Should I continue to take my whey/creatine shakes everyday?